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2207 Stallings-Evans Sports Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Support the Matthew Gfeller Center!



The Matthew Gfeller Center is a highly productive clinical research center that sustains its research mission through extramural grants. Generous gifts allow us to build programming to provide clinical services, research training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, and provide capital expansions needed to support the quickly evolving and impactful work we do with civilian and military stakeholders. Our entire team in the Matthew Gfeller Center thank you for supporting our daily work.

All gifts are impactful and they all make a difference to our team. These are simply a few examples of how your donations will have an impact:

  • $100 helps cover the costs associated with student-led projects
  • $500 helps cover student registration and some travel to regional and/or national conference for our trainees
  • $1,000 allows us to hire talented undergraduate research assistants
  • $5,000 purchases equipment for our research operations
  • $10,000 sponsors a Veteran suffering with TBI and PTSD through our THRIVE Program

Online giving to the Matthew Gfeller Center is easy and secure


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The THRIVE Program enables Carolina to establish a new outreach program dedicated to treating traumatic brain injuries and related health conditions, and promoting overall wellness for Veterans.

The Jenner Carey Bryan Award for Research in Exercise and Sport Science is named in memory of Jenner Carey Bryan who passed away on March 17, 2016. Jenner loved sports of all kinds and appreciated efforts to improve safety for athletes. His family established the Jenner Carey Bryan Award so that undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could work toward improving safety in sport, while keeping Jenner’s memory alive.

We have a vision for housing our future innovations in a new building on campus and we need partners to join the mission! The building will be centrally (and strategically) located between Academic Affairs and Health Affairs on our beautiful campus. It is surrounded by major athletics venues on campus, and located right across the street from Kenan Stadium on Stadium Drive. The visibility to the public and communities we serve will be very high. Our plans address a 4-floor 70,000sq.ft facility. This facility would co-locate all our research and clinical operations back onto campus, and will allow us to recruit and converge top talent on the issues faced by civilians, Active Duty Service members, and Veterans. We believe concussion (and mild traumatic brain injury) does not reside in one department. This building would create a physical location that gathers assets to collectively address the challenges we seek to overcome. Those interested in contributing major gifts should contact Mr. André Williams at

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science receives tax-deductible donations through the Arts and Sciences Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please note in the “memo” section of your check that your gift is intended for the Matthew Gfeller Center – Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Donations should be sent to the following address:

Matthew Gfeller Center – Department of Exercise and Sport Science
UNC Arts & Sciences Foundation
134 East Franklin Street
Campus Box 6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115

Contact Me!

For questions about stock or estate gifts, specific programs, and suggestions on how you can support the Matthew Gfeller Center, please contact:

André Williams
Director of Development
The Arts & Sciences Foundation
UNC-Chapel Hill
134 E. Franklin Street, CB #6115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115


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