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What is it?

Polk & Poplar is a young alumni subscription box filled with various Carolina memorabilia and keepsakes that will remind you of your time in Chapel Hill. The box is delivered to your door every three months following your yearly donation of $100 to the Arts and Sciences Fund.

How it Works

Step 1

Make your Gift

Make your Arts and Sciences Fund gift of $100 or more.

Now, sit back, relax, and wait for your box to arrive!

Step 2

We Curate and Deliver

Each Polk & Poplar box contains

  • A variety of Carolina items
  • Polk & Poplar newsletter

Delivery is always free!

Step 3

Receive your Package!

Packages will be shipped at the beginning of the month.  You will receive one box every three months for a year!

If you love your Polk & Poplar box, be sure to share with fellow Tar Heels on social media using the hashtag #polkandpoplar.

The Polk & Poplar box is available to UNC alumni in the graduating classes of 2009-2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If you make a gift of $100 or more to the Arts and Sciences fund we will still send you the Polk & Poplar box!
If you and your spouse are both UNC young alum, you will receive two of every item in one Polk & Poplar box. 
No, only gifts specifically to the Arts and Sciences Fund are eligible
No, only gifts to the Arts and Sciences Fund are eligible.
No, only gifts to the Arts and Sciences Fund are eligible.
You will receive four boxes during the one-year period after you make your full $100 gift.
Yes!  You will receive four boxes throughout the year after you make a $100 gift. Boxes are shipped approximately every three months.
If you are not a young alum but you are still interested in receiving a box please contact us at
Yes! Simply make a donation in your young alum’s name and they will receive the box.
You cannot receive the Polk & Poplar box until your entire $100 gift has been made. If you make a recurring gift, you will receive the box after your gift reaches $100 for the current academic year.
Boxes are shipped to you free of charge!

To make a gift to the Arts and Sciences Fund, you can:

  • Give online at
  • Call with a credit card number at 919-843-9853
  • Mail a check payable to The Arts & Sciences Foundation, 523 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Arts and Sciences Fund serves as the dean’s unrestricted discretionary fund. These dollars allow the dean to meet unexpected needs and support initiatives as they arise within the College, such as faculty recruitment and research grants. To learn more visit
Yes. The value of the Polk & Poplar box will not affect the tax-deductibility of your gift.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at