Originally founded in 1994 by a group of Charlotte alumni, the inaugural William R. Davie Dinner was intended to be a grand gathering of Tar Heels currently residing in Charlotte to share fond memories of their time in Chapel Hill, share a meal with each other and hear from a prominent speaker with ties to the University. From the beginning any revenue in excess of expenses has been given to the Charlotte Carolina Club Scholarship Fund to support UNC students from Charlotte. That tradition has continued to the present day.
The Davie Dinner is supported each year by a number of generous supporters. There are three supporter levels for the event – Alice & Dewey Dorsett ($1,500), Davie Poplar ($1,000), Old Well ($500) and Bell Tower ($250). Each level includes two seats at the Davie Dinner. To become a supporter of a future event contact Jack Ahern at (919) 962-3582 to be included in the list of interested supporters.
Funds raised at the Davie Dinner have been the main source of contributions to the Charlotte Carolina Club Scholarship Fund over the years. Since 1994, net proceeds from the Davie Dinner combined with other funds raised by the Charlotte Carolina Club have supported more than 100 Charlotte-area Carolina students with a total of over $160,000 in scholarships.
Contributions may be made directly to the Charlotte Carolina Club Scholarship Fund by visiting this site, selecting “Regional Scholarships” in the first box and “Charlotte Carolina Club” in the second box, then following the remaining on-screen instructions.
Planning for the 2018 Davie Dinner has wrapped up. If you are interested in becoming a part of the 2019 Davie Dinner committee email the chair, Eric Locher at email@example.com.
|Date||Speaker||Location||Total Scholarship Contribution||Students Supported|
|October 24, 2018||Dean Kevin Guskiewicz||Myers Park Country Club|
|October 18, 2018||Phil Ford||Myers Park Country Club||18,000.00||9|
|November 18, 2016||Margaret Spellings||Myers Park Country Club||$22,000.00||11|
|November 11, 2015||Bubba Cunningham||Myers Park Country Club||$18,000.00||9|
|October 29, 2014||Carol Folt||Myers Park Country Club||$10,500.00||7|
|November 14, 2013||Dr. Richard Vinroot ’94, ’04 (MD/PhD)||Myers Park Country Club||$11,500.00||6|
|October 31, 2012||Tom Ross ’75 (JD)||Charlotte Country Club||$5,000.00||5|
|November 3, 2010||Rye Barcott ’01||Myers Park Country Club||$5,000.00||5|
|October 15, 2009||Erskine Bowles ’67||Charlotte Country Club||$5,025.00||5|
|November 5, 2008||Holden Thorp ’86||Myers Park Country Club||$4,000.00||4|
|November 7, 2007||Charles E. Lovelace ’77, ’79 (MBA)||Myers Park Country Club||$8,000.00||8|
|November 9, 2006||Prof. Harry Watson||Myers Park Country Club||$5,000.00||5|
|November 2, 2005||Laszlo Birinyi, Jr. ’67||Myers Park Country Club||$5,000.00||5|
|November 10, 2004||Bill Friday ’48 (LLB) &
Hugh Morton ’43
|Myers Park Country Club||$3,000.00||3|
|November 6, 2003||Suzn Head ’75||Myers Park Country Club||$6,000.00||6|
|November 19, 2002||Roy A. Cooper ’79, ’82 JD||Myers Park Country Club||$2,500.00||2|
|November 7, 2001||Ken Thompson ’73||Myers Park Country Club||$4,000.00||4|
|October 24, 2000||James Moeser||Myers Park Country Club||$2,000.00||2|
|November 10, 1999||Woody Durham ’63||Myers Park Country Club||$1,000.00||1|
|October 8, 1997||Molly Broad||Charlotte Convention Center||$1,000.00||1|
|October 8, 1996||David Brinkley ’91||Charlotte Convention Center||$1,000.00||1|
|October 12, 1995||Terry Sanford ’39, ’46 (JD)||Myers Park Country Club||$1,000.00||1|
|November 9, 1994||C.D. Spangler ’54||Charlotte Country Club||N/A||N/A|