A $1 Million Edge For Carolina Students

“We believe strongly that education is the key to opportunity, economic mobility and a life well-lived. I was fortunate to benefit from scholarship support, and we deeply appreciate the ongoing need for affordable education for talented students. We hope this gift will further advance the University’s mission of access and affordability while keeping Carolina excellent.”

James “Jim” Edward Delany ’70 ’73 (J.D.) may be commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, but he is a lifetime member of the Carolina (basketball) family and his Tar Heel roots run deep. He came to Carolina to play for the late, great Dean Smith, and got so much more in return.

Now, Delany and his family are taking their commitment even further with a $1 million gift to the Carolina Edge. The gift is divided between two funds — the Jim and Kitty Delany Endowment Fund benefiting the Carolina Covenant and the Jim and Kitty Delany Scholarship Endowment Fund to support law school students.

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This is story number 83 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

The Carolina Edge— a Signature Initiative of the University’s $4.25 billion fundraising drive, the Campaign for Carolina — is a campus-wide scholarship effort to ensure the University can recruit the very best students. The initiative aims to raise $1 billion to support students at every level — undergraduate, graduate and professional.