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The Community Service Committee was established in 2016. This committee will host and support various community service events throughout the year, such as the annual Carolina Blood Drive, and advertise other ways in which UNC Employees can serve the community and use their community service leave.

If you are interested in signing up for the committee listserv or helping us out in any way, please email the co-chairs, Ally Wardell ( and Theresa Silsby (

Committee Charge

This committee develops and manages the community service initiatives of the Employee Forum, while also serving as support for the Carolina Blood Drive and Carolina Campus Community Garden, which are both sponsored by the Employee Forum. This committee, in coordination with members of Carolina Center for Public Service and other campus organizations, will host various community service events throughout the year, as well as publicize various other opportunities to get involved. This committee will ensure that we as staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek to foster an active and engaged commitment to our University and the wider community.

University Committees Supported by the Employee Forum Community Service Committee

     Carolina Blood Drive Planning Committee

     Carolina Campus Community Garden Advisory Committee

Upcoming Meetings/Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Committee members

Theresa Silsby (Co-Chair)ITS
Ally Wardell (Co-Chair)Gillings School of Global Public Health
David BraggITS
Bonita BrownUniversity Development
Renata Buchanan (Blood Drive Chair)The Graduate School
Kelsey Dillon (Community Garden)Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Paloma Eddowes (Blood Drive)Medicine Administration, Finance Service Center
Shayla Evans-Hollingsworth (Blood Drive)Human Resources
James Holman (Community Garden)Housekeeping
Samara Howell (Blood Drive)Adams School of Dentistry
Jennifer Larson (Blood Drive)Digital and Lifelong Learning
Arlene Medder (Community Garden Liaison)Auxiliary Services
Drexel RiversSchool of Medicine
Kelly Scurlock-Cross Obstetrics/Gynecology
Annetta Streater (Blood Drive)Adams School of Dentistry
Susse Toro (Blood Drive)ITS
Jacob WomackCarolina Union
Vanessa Mitchell (secondary)School of Social Work

Meeting Minutes

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

June 12, 2019

May 22, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

December 5, 2018

November 7, 2018

October 3, 2018

September 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

2018-2019 Planning Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

May 2, 2018

April 4, 2018

February 7, 2018

January 10, 2018

December 7, 2017

November 1, 2017

October 4, 2017

September 13, 2017 

2017-2018 Planning Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

April 5, 2017

February 15, 2017

December 7, 2016

October 5, 2016

September 14, 2016

August 3, 2016

July 13, 2016