Shared Advancement Services (SAS) employs our expertise in advancement to enhance the philanthropic success of our partnering UNC System institutions and affiliated entities through immersive collaboration, targeted education, and expert consultation which leads to improving operational efficiency, building equity, and increasing the margin of excellence. SAS provides crucial support to participating System institutions in the areas of prospect research and management, CRM data and reporting services, and gift planning services. Additionally, the division supports vendor coordination, analytics, and professional development for the fundraising and alumni engagement programs of the multi-campus UNC System.

The University of North Carolina System appreciates the many alumni, organizations and friends whose support creates the margin of excellence for which our institutions and affiliated entities have become known.

For additional information, please contact Shelley Clayton, Associate Vice President. For questions regarding specific shared services programs, you may reach out to individual staff members listed below.

Support the UNC System

Each of the 17 institutions of the UNC System has its own unique identity, academic strengths, and development vision. Each institution accepts gifts though its website. Use the direct links below to learn how to make a gift that matters.

For assistance related to development and philanthropic support, please contact Shelley Clayton, Associate Vice President.



UNC System Advancement Symposium

Advancement professionals—including executives, front-line fundraisers, alumni relations professionals, and advancement services employees—from the 17 institutions and 3 affiliates that make up the UNC System are invited to attend the 2024 UNC System Advancement Symposium for the opportunity to learn from and network with both colleagues and guest speakers.

Advancement Staff

Shelley Clayton
Associate Vice President
(919) 843-6780  

Kinna Clark, Esq
Senior Director of Development and Gift Planning Services
(919) 843-4703

Lisa Everitt-Ensley 
Director of Prospect Development
(919) 962-0303

Emily Gillespie
Program Coordinator
(919) 445-1351  

Hope Bobbitt
Prospect Development Analyst
(919) 843-0330

Milton Costen
Director of CRM Shared Services
(919) 445-1332