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Give to the PPE Program

Please consider making a gift to the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program. Each year, our faculty and students make significant interdisciplinary contributions to the ever-growing discourse taking place at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics, & Economics. World-class scholars and intellectually curious students come together to address issues crucial to understanding the world in which we live.

Faculty members come from from a variety of departments and backgrounds, and are deeply committed to the quality of the program. Together they work hard to afford students extensive opportunities for close interaction with their peers and teachers. Outside of the classroom, a broad range of relevant, intellectually stimulating extracurricular activities offer opportunities to engage with ideas directly, encouraging the process of civil discourse, and opening the way to informed, engaged visions for the future.

Thanks to this program’s intensive, interdisciplinary focus, PPE students develop the skills they need to cross the borders of key academic disciplines, integrating the methods, tools, and insights of philosophy, politics, and economics.

If you would like more information about giving to the PPE Program, please contact Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Director of the PPE Program, at; email the The Arts and Sciences Foundation, at, or via phone at (919) 962-0108.

André Williams
Director of Development
 PH: 919.962.6183

The late Charles Milton Shaffer Jr. ’64 had deep roots at Carolina, coming from a long line of Carolina alumni. As a student, he played varsity basketball under Coach Dean Smith and served as the 1964 class president. He would go on to graduate from the UNC School of Law in 1967 before beginning a 35-year-career at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles was also dedicated to several philanthropic causes.

The Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropy Fund was established in his honor by his family. It will be used in the PPE Program to annually appoint a fellow with extensive knowledge of philanthropy. The Shaffer Distinguished Fellow will mentor students and teach a PPE course that helps students think about the social, political and moral role of giving in today’s world. 

Please consider making a gift online to the Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropy Fund (105088), which will help support a Distinguished Lecturer in PPE!