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A Day in the Life at Family House

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No two days are ever the same at Family House.  Each day takes a life of its own - and each day is nothing short of extraordinary. This is Family House on a typical day: 6:00 a.m The first pots of coffee are made. Dishwashers are emptied.  Guests start trickling into the kitchen… Read More

Volunteer of the Year Nominations

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Nominations for the 2015 Volunteer of the Year will be accepted starting February 1, 2016. Please let us know of a person or group who exhibits outstanding commitment to the SECU Family House community, as demonstrated through their commitment of time, willingness to give extra effort to the… Read More

Thanks to Our Foundation Supporters!

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Private, corporate and family foundations provide generous support to Family House operations, programs and capital needs. Thank you to these top foundation supporters in the last year:  The John William Pope Foundation - $30,000 to fund a room for one year The Mia Hamm Foundation -… Read More

Family House seeks Director of Development

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SECU Family House is accepting applications for the Director of Development position. This full-time position will serve as the lead development officer at SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.  He/She is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of all fundraising for SECU … Read More

Guest Spotlight: Cookies and Comfort

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The smell of fresh baked cookies has wafted through the house for several weeks, thanks to Family House guest Kara Ross and her mother. While Kara received treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) at UNC Hospitals, she and her mother, Kris Murtagh, spent much of their time in our k… Read More

40 Reasons To Give

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updated December 2015 What's your reason to give to Family House? On December 1, we concluded a 40-day fundraising challenge, in which generous friends of SECU Family House pledged to match every dollar donated to our annual fund. Starting in mid-October, we counted down 40 reasons to… Read More

Welcome To Our Newest Staff

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employees, Venancio (“Ven”) Navarro and John Piekielniak. Ven joins our hardworking and dedicated housekeeping staff. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Deanna and son, Angelo. Educated in the Philippines, Ven lived in Es… Read More

Report from The Carolina Ball: Great Success!

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The Carolina Ball on October 9, 2015 was a beautiful evening of celebration. 350 generous attendees came together to raise more than $192,500 in proceeds to support the 2,200 families who stay with us each year. These funds will fully cover the cost to operate 6 of our 40 rooms for an entire… Read More

The 40 in 40 Challenge

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During the next 40 days, generous friends of SECU Family House will match every dollar you give to our annual fund until December 1, up to $40,000. This “challenge match” means your gift can help raise $80,000 to make Family House a home for families who travel to UNC Hospitals f… Read More

Two Awards From Our National Association

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For Immediate Release SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Receives Two Awards From National Association CHAPEL HILL, NC - The SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals received two first place awards for its annual report and website from the Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. on Octob… Read More