Securing the Foundation

As a freshman on the North Carolina swimming team in 1980, Sue Walsh remembers sitting in Parker Residence Hall, thinking about all the female student-athletes who had come before her, many of whom had just recently been awarded scholarships.

She realized then that she wanted to make them proud, both with her performance in the pool and in the classroom. Thirty-nine years later, she’s still striving to do that and to also improve the experience of current female student-athletes as the associate executive director of scholarship and legacy gifts for The Rams Club.

“It’s amazing how much I love this place,” she said, “and how much I want to see it succeed and to really put in place the resources that, for the student-athletes of today and those that come here in the future, make their experience not only just as good but even better than what I had.”

With that in mind, Walsh and other members of The Rams Club set about planning FORevHER Tar Heels, a $100 million campaign championing female athletes. Now, it’s officially underway.

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