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Eric Montross

Vice-Chair and Co-Founder

Eric Montross is a former basketball standout and Academic All-American at the University of North Carolina (UNC), member of the 1993 UNC National Championship Team, and a nine year NBA veteran. A 1994 graduate of UNC in Speech Communications, he is a Major Gift Director and the Director of the Carolina Basketball Family Fund at the University of North Carolina’s Educational Foundation Inc., and is the color analyst for the Tar Heel Radio Sports Network during the men’s UNC basketball season.

Eric is well-known for his philanthropic work benefiting children. After volunteering at the NC Children’s Hospital as a student-athlete he became an ardent supporter of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. He and his wife Laura, founded the Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp in 1995, to benefit the NC Children’s Hospital. Eric serves on numerous local and regional boards, and volunteers his time providing support, advice, and encouragement for children and nonprofits in the area.

I am a Vaccine Ambassador because...

Children hold incredible potential. And I believe we as adults should foster this potential by protecting them from something preventable, which they cannot hide from.