World of Difference Dinner

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

The 2014 World of Difference Dinner

  • Thursday, November 6
  • 6:30 p.m. Reception
  • 7 p.m. Dinner
  • Michael Hooker Research Center, Armfield Atrium

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.

Last year David Gura, Washington correspondent from NPR’s Marketplace, served as our master of ceremoniesThis year we are pleased to announce that Leoneda Inge, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio’s Changing Economy reporter, will Emcee an evening dedicated to celebrating the generosity of our alumni and friends.

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For more information about the World of Difference Dinner and how to receive an invitation, please contact Jerry Salak at or (919) 966-0198.

Parking and Directions

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. parking is available for the World of Difference Dinner attendees in the McCauley parking garage beneath the FedEx Global Education Center at One Pharmacy Lane off of McCauley Street near Pittsboro Street. From there, the School is a short walk around past the Pharmacy School on Columbia Street or there is a golf cart shuttle available for guests. For a map and driving directions, please click here.