Everett '20 Charitable Trust Gives $2.7 Million to UNC School of Law
In a transformational gift to UNC School of Law, Greg Everett, a trustee of the Kathrine R. Everett Charitable Trust, delivered two checks totaling $2.7 million to the law school. The first gift of $2.4 million will create an endowment to fund at least six full-tuition Everett Chancellors’ Scholarships for highly promising law students from North Carolina. A second complementary gift of $300,000 will establish the Everett Enrichment Fund, which will provide programmatic support of all students who are recipients of Chancellors’ Scholarships at UNC School of Law.
Gift by W. Gary Ogburn '82 Shows Impact of Planned Giving
W. Gary Ogburn ’82 practices what he preaches. After spending the last 13 years working in estate planning in San Francisco — first as planned giving director at the American Red Cross and then as director of gift planning at California Pacific Medical Center Foundation— he knows the impact of planned giving. So it’s not surprising that he made arrangements two years ago to have his IRA ultimately benefit organizations he cares about, including UNC School of Law, his alma mater. Ogburn’s gift will be directed to the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library where he held a part-time job during law school.
“Gary Ogburn’s gift will help the law library be nimble and innovative as we look forward to a future of rapidly evolving information technologies that will shape legal research and management of legal information,” says Anne Klinefelter, associate professor of law and director of the law library. “More and more, the law library is a source of services as well as collection resources, and Mr. Obgurn’s gift will help the library stay strong in both.”
“Using an IRA or deferred pension plan can allow people to benefit a charity that they really support and do so in a tax-efficient manner,” says Ogburn. “I would not have achieved what I have in my life without my law degree, and I owe that to Chapel Hill.” (more
William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust Gift in Memory of UNC President Emeritus William Friday '48
The trustees of the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust announced a gift of $1 million to UNC School of Law in memory of UNC President Emeritus William C. Friday ’48, who died Oct. 12, 2012. The trustees designated the gift for support of student scholarships. Friday attended UNC School of Law after serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1942 until 1946 during World War II. While a student, Friday was president of the Law School Association.