About the staff of UNC Children's Office of External Affairs


The Office of External Affairs, formerly the N.C. Children's Promise, is the fundraising arm of UNC Children’s. Gifts to our office help N.C. Children's Hospital:

  • Provide advanced comprehensive care to children from all 100 counties in North Carolina, regardless of a family's ability to pay
  • Maintain a family-focused, child-friendly environment, while providing state-of-the-art care for children with complex and life-threatening health problems
  • Continue cutting-edge research that assures new discoveries for treating childhood diseases

UNC Children's Office of External Affairs is a part of the Medical Foundation of NC, Inc., the charitable, tax-exempt organization supporting the overall goals of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine. All annual gifts in support of UNC Children's are part of the program. Supporters include patient families, faculty and staff, community friends, corporations, foundations, and civic/student groups.

Our Mission

Making a difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families by raising financial and community support to enhance care at N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about our history.