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The Curnen Leadership Society

Dr. Edward DurnenThe Curnen Society is named in honor of the UNC School of Medicine’s first chairman of pediatrics and leader in children’s health, Dr. Edward Curnen. Curnen served as chair for eight years, from 1952 to 1960, when N.C. Children's Hospital was a part of the Memorial Hospital.

Membership in the Curnen Leadership Society is reserved for an exclusive group of our most generous and committed annual supporters. Curnen Leadership Society recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more annual (July 1–June 30) to any area of N.C. Children's Hospital or the Department of Pediatrics.

We are pleased to recognize members of the Curnen Leadership Society with the following benefits:

Sustainers' Club–$1,000 & above

  • Recognition and listing in UNC Children's annual Donor Honor Roll
  • Recognition and listing in the Medical Foundation's Annual Report
  • nvitation to UNC Children's annual Curnen Leadership Society Event
  • Invitation to attend local events hosted by UNC Children's
  • Early release on news/information and research project results

Advocates' Club–$2,000 & above

  • All of the benefits listed above
  • Membership in the 1793 Society, a university-wide annual giving leadership society
  • Membership in The Medical Foundation's Co-Founders' Club
  • Biannual "Insiders" letter from UNC Children's chief physician

Charter Members' Club–$5,000 & above

  • All of the benefits listed above
  • Membership in the Carolina Society, a university-wide annual giving leadership society
  • Invitation to tour UNC Children's clinical home, N.C. Children's Hospital

Benefactors' Club–$10,000 & above

  • All of the benefits listed above
  • Membership in the Chancellor's Circle, a university-wide annual giving leadership society
  • Behind the scenes tour of the N.C. Children's Hospital and/or UNC Children's research labs

The Founder's Club–$25,000 & above

  • All of the benefits listed above
  • Membership in the Cornerstone Society, a university-wide annual giving leadership society
  • Private dinner with UNC Children's chief physician

* matching gifts will count toward memberships

Make a gift

You can make a gift to the Curnen Leadership Society by using our secure online giving system.

Join Now

For more information or to join the Curnen Leadership Society please contact Leslie H. Nelson at 919-966-5812 or email at leslie_nelson@med.unc.edu.

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