The Retired Faculty Association provides opportunities for retired faculty to stay in touch with one another, maintain a voice in university affairs, and continue to serve as a resource to the University community. It also advocates for the interests and concerns of retired faculty. Some of its initiatives have included a detailed UNC Faculty Retirement Planning Guide, which for the first time provides a single authoritative source for faculty retirement planning at UNC; luncheon gatherings with guest speakers several times per year; contributing to lifelong learning and continuing education at the Friday Center, both as speakers and audience; Retiring Faculty Seminars in cooperation with the Institute for Arts and Humanities; Retired Faculty Conversation groups; mentoring of visiting scholars and their families; and public statements of support for initiatives and positions of the Faculty Council.
UNC’s retired faculty are an important resource to the University and to one another. They are a primary link between the University and many of its alumni, an important voice for its history and longstanding values, and a wealth of experience and expertise for the University and the community, local and global, to draw upon. Your gift on March 29 will make it possible for us to continue these efforts, to help the retired faculty become a more visible and active resource in the life of the University, and to play a larger role in advocating for and enriching the lives of the retired faculty themselves.