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Friends of Religious Studies


Bill McLester

We will remember Bill best as a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, a man of wide ranging interests and intellectual curiosity, and a devoted supporter of UNC. Several years ago Bill discovered an interest in Religious Studies, and set out to provide support for faculty research in the department...

He knew he could make a difference here, and he did.

Read more here.

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    Thank you for your commitment to furthering the study of religion in a public university.

    Private donors sustain the Department's mission of teaching, research, and service.  We rely on the generous support of our many friends and alumni to pursue this important work.

    Your gift directly contributes to the success and advancement of the students and faculty of UNC's Department of Religious Studies.

    Religious Studies receives tax-deductible donations through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Arts and Sciences Foundation.

    Show Your Support


    Making an online, tax-deductible gift to Religious Studies is simple and secure.

    Click Here to Support Religious Studies

    Under "Gift Designation," select "Other."  Our department number is 3241.


    By Check

    Please note in the "memo" section of your check that your gift is intended for the Religious Studies Department, dept #3241. Direct your donation to the following address:

    UNC-Arts & Sciences Foundation
    134 East Franklin Street
    CB# 6115
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3225

    Scholarships, Fellowships, and Professorships

    For information about creating scholarships, fellowships, and professorships in the Department of Religious Studies, please contact Margaret Costley, Associate Director of Capital Gifts at the Arts and Sciences Foundation. You may reach her at or at 919-843-0345.

    Thank you for supporting Religious Studies at UNC!

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