World of Difference Dinner

Alumni and friends gather in the Armfield Atrium for the World of Difference Dinner.

The World of Difference Dinner is a gala held each fall to honor alumni and friends who give to the School and celebrate the professors, students and programs that benefit from their generosity. Invited guests include members of the School’s Cornerstone Society, Rosenau Society and UNC’s Gerrard Legacy Society, as well as benefactors who have endowed scholarships or professorships, or have named parts of the building or established specialty funds.

The name says it all — your gifts to the School do make a world of difference. They provide scholarships for the next generation of public health leaders. They retain renowned faculty members to teach and conduct cutting-edge research. They allow us to undertake a number of special projects to maintain our standing as the leading public school of public health.

The 2013 World of Difference Dinner, which was held on Nov. 21, coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week, giving us an opportunity to highlight the inventions and entrepreneurial endeavors of our students and faculty members. David Gura, Washington correspondent from NPR’s Marketplace, served as our master of ceremonies.

Watch the video or view photos from the 2013 dinner.

We hope to see you for the 2014 World of Difference Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 6!

 

Learn more about the World of Difference Dinner:


Map

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Parking

 

Parking is provided for the World of Difference Dinner in the McCauley parking garage beneath the FedEx Global Education Center at One Pharmacy Lane off of McCauley Street near Pittsboro Street – beginning at 5:00 p.m. From there, the School is a short walk around Beard Hall near Columbia Street to Rosenau Hall.

 


Driving Directions

 

On I-85 North and I-40 East from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and points West:
From I-40 East, exit onto 86 South toward Chapel Hill (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./Airport Road/Columbia Street.) Travel 4.5 miles, and turn right on Cameron Avenue at The Carolina Inn. Turn left at the light onto Pittsboro Street. Turn left at the next light onto McCauley Street and then immediately turn right onto Pharmacy Lane and the into the entrance of the below ground parking lot of the FedEx Global Education Center.

 

On I-85 South from Virginia, Durham and points North:
Exit at 15-501 South toward Chapel Hill. Travel 10 miles and bear right onto Franklin Street. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left on Columbia Street (86 South), then right on Cameron Avenue at The Carolina Inn. Turn left at the light onto Pittsboro Street. Turn left at the next light onto McCauley Street and then immediately turn right onto Pharmacy Lane and the into the entrance of the below ground parking lot of the FedEx Global Education Center.

 

On I-40 West, from Raleigh, RDU Airport and points East:
Exit onto 54 West at exit 273-A toward Chapel Hill. Follow Raleigh Road/South Road for 4 miles up through campus, past the Bell Tower on the left. Pass through the light at Columbia Street. South Road becomes McCauley Street. Turn left BEFORE the next light onto Pharmacy Lane and then immediately right into the entrance of the below ground parking lot of the FedEx Global Education Center.

 

On 15-501 North from Sanford, Pittsboro and points South:
Cross 15-501 By-Pass via the James Taylor Bridge as you enter Chapel Hill onto 86 North (South Columbia Street.) Travel 1 mile and pass the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on your left. Then turn left at the light onto McCauley Street, (named South Road on the right,) and left again onto Pharmacy Lane, just BEFORE the next light, and then immediately right into the entrance of the below ground parking lot of the FedEx Global Education Center.

 

For more information about the World of Difference Dinner, please contact Jerry Salak at jerry.salak@unc.edu or (919) 966-0198