Ways to Give

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There are many ways to make your gift to the UNC School of Nursing. You may wish to speak with your financial adviser before you give, to determine the best way to structure your gift to benefit yourself, your family and the School. If you have questions about your giving, please contact our Office of Advancement.


Make a credit card gift any time through our fast and secure online giving site.


Make checks payable to the UNC School of Nursing (please note the fund name where you are designating your gift in the memo line) and mail to: 

The UNC School of Nursing 
Attn: UNC Gift Processing Office 
P.O. Box 309 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309 


A pledge enables a donor to plan a gift to the UNC School of Nursing and pay it over a period of years, usually five, and it can support one or more funds. A pledge payment schedule is created and reminders are sent 90 days prior. Click here to fill out a pledge form. 


Complete and return the Automatic Bank Draft Form to authorize your bank to make monthly transfers from your checking account. 

The UNC School of Nursing
Attn: UNC Gift Processing Office
P.O. Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309 


Please click here for instructions on how to transfer shares of appreciated securities to the UNC School of Nursing electronically and share the following information with your broker: 

To help us correctly identify, value and receipt your gift in a timely manner, please email the following information to Deanna Wilkie, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, at dwilkie@unc.edu 

  • Donor’s name 
  • Stock information (number of shares, name of stock and symbol 
  • Originating broker 
  • Designation of gift, if known  

We will use the date that the shares enter our account as the gift date and credit you with the average market value on that date. For additional information, please contact members of the UNC Gift Services team: Candace Clark (candace_clark@unc.edu 919-962-3967) or Rebecca Swartz (rebecca.swartz@unc.edu or 919-962-3047)


UNC Employees paid through University Payroll Services can set up a payroll deduction based on your payroll schedule, bi-weekly or monthly and you can designate your giving to one or more areas. Log in with your onyen and password to fill out the payroll deduction form 


Did you know that if your company or your spouse’s company matches charitable donations it could double or triple your gift? Contact your company’s HR office to obtain a matching gift form or visit matchinggifts.com/unc to learn if your company matches. You will receive recognition for the matched funds in addition to your gift and the total will be used for your intended purpose. 



Create a legacy 

Estate and planned giving can allow you to support the UNC School of Nursing while offering you and your family significant tax benefits, financial flexibility including lifetime income. You may wish to speak with your financial adviser before you give, to determine the best way to structure your gift to benefit yourself, your family and the School. 

  • Gifts through Bequests: Often, donors will make a current gift and provide for the future by including the School of Nursing in their estate plans. This can be in the form of a will, bequest, charitable remainder trust or other tax-deductible vehicle. Retirement plan assets might also count as a bequest. Please contact the Office of Advancement to discuss your estate plans in strictest confidence at (919) 966-4619. 
  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Pooled Income Fund: Charitable gift annuities and gifts to the Pooled Income Fund will be credited at the face value of the gift at the time it is made. 
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts: Charitable remainder trusts will be credited at the face value of the gift at the time it is made, provided the remainder designation to Carolina is irrevocable. Revocable charitable remainder trusts (those which allow revocation or modification of the charitable beneficiary) will be counted as a special gift type that will count in the campaign. 
  • Gifts that Provide Income: You may wish to make a gift, but you may feel you cannot afford to give us an asset because it provides you with annual income.  Gift annuities and other forms of life income can offer current income, a significant tax deduction, and the assurance that you are providing for the School of Nursing in the future. 
  • Gifts of Whole Life Insurance: In order for a life insurance policy to be counted as a gift, the University (or one of its affiliated foundations) must be the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Gifts of whole life insurance will be credited at the cash value of the insurance policy at the time it is given. Annual premium payments will also be credited. 
  • Gifts of Personal Property: In planning your estate, remember that valuable collections such as works of art and other forms of tangible personal property can be subject to estate taxes. By donating these items to the School of Nursing during your lifetime, you not only reduce your taxable estate, but also reduce your taxable income in the year of the gift.
  • Gifts of Real Estate: Real estate can make a valuable gift. No capital gains tax is due when you donate appreciated real estate; you are entitled to an income tax deduction in the amount of the appreciated value of the real estate; and you avoid estate taxes on the appreciated asset. 


Creating an endowed fund can achieve your philanthropic goals while creating a fund that will support the UNC School of Nursing in perpetuity. You can learn more about the named giving opportunities for professorships, scholarships and our building hereTo inquire about making a lasting investment in the future of the UNC School of Nursing, please contact: 

Kelly Kirby, Associate Dean for Advancement 
Email: kelly_kirby@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 966-4619 

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More Information on estate and planned giving

Contact the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Office of Gift Planning
208 West Franklin Street
Campus Box 6100
Chapel Hill 27599-6100

Phone: 800-994-8803
Email: createalegacy@unc.edu 

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