UNC Asheville established the Charles T. McCullough Jr. Institute for Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Resiliency in 2015, which is a national model for blending environmental study with business and sustainable growth in urban and rural landscapes. Strategically aligned with UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling & Analysis Center (NEMAC), the groundbreaking institute research is some of the nation’s most challenging environmental issues, while providing UNC Asheville students with the skills and experience they need to succeed in the future.

Charles T. McCullough Jr., was a renowned Asheville physician and a lifelong champion of environmental issues and proud father of Leslie Casse, a UNC Asheville alumna and member of the UNC Asheville Foundation Board of Directors. Charles and his wife, Mrs. Shirley Anne McCullough, generously gifted $1 million to create an endowment for this visionary institute.

You can make a tax deductible gift online to the Institute by completing the University’s Make a Gift form. In the Designation Comments box, please note that you would like to direct your gift to the McCullough Institute.

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