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Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our patients, students and faculty.

UNC Health is committed to improving the health of North Carolinians and others around the world by educating tomorrow’s healthcare leaders, supporting innovative research and delivering quality, compassionate patient care. When you make a gift to UNC Health, you share in this commitment.

You may designate your gift for a particular purpose, department or unit, or the gift can be unrestricted for use where the needs and opportunities are the greatest.

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Mail A Check

Send checks, payable to “UNC Health Foundation” to:

UNC Health Foundation
123 West Franklin Street
Suite 510
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Tribute gifts may be made to remember a family member, friend, or colleague who has passed away or to honor a caregiver or a loved one celebrating a special occasion (birthday, wedding). For more information on tribute gifts, please click here.

Your support is vital to the success of UNC Health. Annual gifts provide necessary funding to respond to immediate needs and emerging challenges. These gifts allow us to fulfill our mission by providing critical funding for research, training medical professionals, pioneering novel treatments and improving health outcomes.

Monthly Sustainers

Looking for the best way to support our work? Become a monthly sustainer. Monthly gifts:

  • provide a reliable, steady source of income—funding important work such as research, patient care, and medical education
  • are secure, convenient, and easy–eliminating the need for checks
  • provide flexibility to make a larger gift over time

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Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your donation! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or even the employees’ spouses. Check here to see if your employer participates: Complete the information on your online giving form:

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Please contact

Kathy J. Valley

Director of Annual Giving
UNC Health Foundation
123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 510
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Our employees and retirees are the heart of UNC. Your support shows others in our community and beyond that you believe in the life-saving work that occurs at UNC each and every day. There is no better testimonial to the work we do than your support.

Donations can support the fund of your choice. If you wish to give through payroll deduction, please use the correct form listed below. Thank you!

UNC Health Care Employees

This form is for payroll deduction and should only be used by employees of UNC Health.

UNC Health Care Deduction Form

Other UNC Employees

This form is for payroll deduction and should only be used by other employees of schools and colleges at UNC-Chapel Hill.

UNC Employee Deduction Form


Please contact

Kathy J. Valley

Director of Annual Giving
UNC Health Foundation
123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 510
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Thoughtfully structured charitable gifts, often referred to as planned gifts, allow donors to make contributions larger than they thought possible. The tools listed here will help develop the optimal legacy plan reflective of your personal, financial and philanthropic goals, as well as your values and passions.


Benefits of gifts of stocks are:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the growth of the value of your securities
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Possible increased income by using low dividend producing stock to fund a life income gift

*To notify us of your stock gift, please fill out this form.

IRA Rollover

If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from you IRA withdrawals. Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover are:

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize

*Visit here to learn more about how to initiate an IRA Rollover.

Real Estate

A gift of your appreciated property, such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or commercial property may also provide benefits to you, such as avoiding capital gains on the growth in the value of your property and receiving a charitable income tax deduction

Life Income

Managing investments, preparing for retirement, providing for loved ones, charitable interests – there are ways to meet these seemingly conflicting goals. A gift to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Inc. Foundation for the benefit of UNC Health in return for income enables you to make a significant impact while finding the right solution for your circumstances. Gift options are:

  • Carolina Annuity – pays a fixed income for life, payments now or deferred
  • Carolina Charitable Unitrust – pays fixed percentage of trust assets revalued annually
  • Carolina Charitable Flip Unitrust – gift of real estate or illiquid assets for deferred income
  • Carolina Charitable Annuity Trust – pays fixed amount annually based on initial value of trust assets


A will or a living trust is a statement about what matters most in your life. Including UNC Health Foundation in your estate plans allows you direct any amount to UNC Health Foundation free of estate tax. You can give cash or specific property, a fixed amount, a percentage of your estate or a remainder interest.


Please contact

Leslie Nelson-Bernier

President, UNC Health Foundation
Associate Dean for Development, UNC School of Medicine
123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 510
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, provides more than $2 trillion in relief touching nearly every corner of the U.S. economy: large and small businesses, health care providers, non-profits and individual citizens. The following items may be relevant to you when considering your support of UNC Health. As always, consult your tax advisor about how these opportunities may or may not work for you.

• 100% of adjusted gross income limit available in 2020 for cash gifts: For the 2020 tax year only, taxpayers may elect to apply a new 100% of adjusted gross income limit to cash gifts to public charities such as UNC Health Foundation. Gifts to donor advised funds (DAFs) or supporting organizations (SOs) are not eligible for this special election. The 100% limit is reduced dollar-for-dollar by other non-cash itemized charitable deductions and gifts to DAFs or SOs, all of which still are still subject to the previous statutory limits. Note of caution: In some circumstances, donors will still be better tax-wise spreading their charitable deduction over more than one year. Please ask your advisor about the best solution for you.

• Non-itemizers eligible for charitable deduction: A reduction in taxable income is available in 2020 for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. This is an “above-the-line” adjustment that will reduce taxable income. This adjustment is available for cash gifts to public charities only. Consult your tax advisor to determine how much you are eligible to deduct.

• Required minimum distributions waived in 2020 for most individuals: Most taxpayers will not have a required minimum distribution from their retirement plan in 2020. Minimum distributions will not be required from IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and most other defined contribution plans maintained by an employer for individuals. Making a qualified charitable distribution this year will, however, still allow itemizers and non-itemizers alike to direct up to $100,000 from an IRA to charities in a tax-efficient manner.

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