World of Difference


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

About the World of Difference Celebration

The World of Difference 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.

For more information about the World of Difference and how to receive an invitation, please contact Amanda Law, Director of Special Events and Campaign Projects, at (919) 843-0661 or