Table of Contents July 2014

 JULY 2014

Cover story

The Carolina way
To keep pace with universities among the most gifted, UNC steps up its fundraising with the well-heeled.

By David Mildenberg 

Thomas Marsico didn’t go to Carolina, but he’s the poster child for the future of financing the nation’s oldest public university. As UNC Chapel Hill prepares a major fundraising campaign — maybe as much as $4 billion — it’s eyeing 1 percenters such as Marsico, whose Denver-based mutual-fund company manages $16.6 billion. His donations to the school date back a decade, but he kept a low profile until March, when his name went on a nine-story research building, the biggest on campus.


Catching a break
Lenders were looking like losers when former NFL tight end Casey Crawford entered the mortgage game.

By Lisa Davis
In 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Casey Crawford was trying to establish his fledgling mortgage bank by making pitches to real-estate companies. It so happened Hadi Atri, owner of Charlotte-based Re/Max Executive Realty, was looking for a lender who would devote more attention to the agents in his offices — one of the largest Re/Max franchises in the Carolinas.

Photo Feature

Nature gets nurtured
A Brevard-based company extracts a healthy profit from supplements by improving Mother Nature's best.

Photography by Mike Belleme


Up Front
What's the score?

Free & Clear
Pro-choice for education.


Profile: When knocked down, Jerome Davis helped other Tar Heel cowboys mount up.

Under Fire: Billionaires ask for change at Family Dollar.

Patients pay when doctors sell practices to hospitals.

Regions: Eastern   Triangle   Triad   Charlotte   Western

Special Advertising Sections and Publications

Meeting and Convention Guide

Special Advertising Section: Focus on Buncombe County

Special Advertising Section: Research North Carolina

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