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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Procedure on Memorial Benches

Governing Policy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Standards and Procedures for Authorization and Placement of Permanent Outdoor Memorials and Markers on Campus

Memorial Bench Eligibility:

On Campus: Any persons, within reason, may be honored or memorialized with a bench. The cost is $3,000. Price includes: Installation of a teakwood bench, personalized plaque, and a 4″x8″ brick pathway leading to the sitting area. General maintenance of the bench can be expected for the life of bench, which is approximately ten years.

NC Botanical Gardens (including Coker Arboretum): Any persons, within reason, may be permanently honored or memorialized with a bench. The right to purchase a bench in the Coker Arboretum, or other properties maintained by the NC Botanical Gardens, is reserved for Botanical Garden donors of over $10,000, plus $3,000 for the bench and installation itself.

Review Process:

  1. A location or area preference (Polk Place, etc.) for the bench is requested by a donor or family and/or friends of the deceased.
  2. The appropriate gift officer works with Facilities Planning and Construction to review the location to ensure suitability.
  3. If the location is found to be suitable, a representative in Facilities will compile a brief proposal presentation for the approval of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
  4. Once approved by Buildings and Grounds, the bench will be installed at the site.

Note: Benches may be placed on any approved campus location; however, if the site requires additional cost for preparation, an independent quote will be obtained & added to the original expenses.

Related Data

In accordance to an agreement between the Chancellor's Naming and Buildings and Grounds Committees, honorary/memorial benches are exempt from the formal Outdoor Memorials and Marker Policy.

Protocol dictates that all correspondence with Donors is the sole responsibility of the Office of Development, and that development representatives serve as ad hoc liaisons with the following contacts.

Contact

Outdoor Memorials: Director of Development Strategies

University Benches: Jill Coleman (919-843-3246)

Botanical Garden Benches: Charlotte Jones-Roe (919-962-9458)

All revision dates: 9/8/2015
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