The Parr Center for Ethics is the university’s official clearinghouse for informed, non-partisan discussion of ethical matters. As such, we play a vital role in advancing the university’s core mission of producing research, teaching, and service meant “to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.”

However, we are also privately funded (primarily by a generous donation from the Gary W. Parr Family Foundation), and our many signature programs—including Parr Center Presents, Ethics Around the Table, the UNC Philosophy Outreach Program, and the National High School Ethics Bowl—have reached the limit of what they can accomplish with current funding. As a result, we need further support in order to sustain these programs while also creating new programs that can address emerging ethical issues in timely, creative, and meaningful ways.

We at the Parr Center do the work that we do because we fully believe in the world-changing potential of ethical engagement. If you share this belief, we hope that you will consider supporting us as we strive to facilitate rigorous and systematic ethical inquiry, on campus as well as in the broader Carolina community.

Online giving to the Parr Center for Ethics is easy, secure, and confidential. Simply follow the link below to make your gift, then select your area of support from the drop-down box marked “please select a fund”:

The Parr Center for Ethics (107244)

Alternatively, you may make a donation by check. To do this, simply make the check payable to the Parr Center for Ethics and send it to:

Parr Center for Ethics
CB # 3125, 207 Caldwell Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

If you’re interested in making a gift of stock, or want information on making a planned gift, please call the Arts and Sciences Foundation at (919) 962-0108.

Thank you for your support!