UNC performing arts receives large art donation of $12M

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has gotten its biggest single gift for the performing arts, with a $12 million enrichment to the college’s PlayMakers Repertory Company and Department of Dramatic Art.

News outlets report the college declared the donation from Chapel Hill donor Joan H. Gillings on Monday. The gift will be equally divided amongst PlayMakers and the division, and the Center for Dramatic Art will bear Gillings’ name.