Ways of Giving

There are many ways to make your gift to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. You may wish to speak with your financial advisor before you give, to determine the best way to structure your gift to benefit yourself, your family and the School.

Gifts of Cash. An outright gift of cash is usually the simplest way to give and is tax-deductible. You can make these gifts online at giving.unc.edu/gift/sph or you can send a check or money order, payable to the Public Health Foundation, to:

Public Health Foundation
P.O. Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Gifts of Stocks or Bonds. You may deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities and avoid any tax on capital gain.

Gifts by Bequest. One of the easiest and most common ways for you to make a gift to the School is through a bequest in your will. Bequests work particularly well if you are unable to make an immediate outright gift or if you have concerns about your long-term planning, but believe in our programs and want to support the future of the School.

Life Income Gifts. By transferring property to the management of a trustee and establishing a life income arrangement from the principal of this property, you can make a substantial gift to the School. Life income gifts can take several forms: unitrust, annuity trust, pooled income funds and gift annuities.

Frequently, donors place an underachieving but appreciated asset into the trust, have the trust sell the asset with no capital gains tax, and reinvest the proceeds to produce income for life for the donor and still provide for the School upon their death.

Other vehicles include: gifts of real estate and gifts of property with retained right of usage. To learn more, please contact us.

Don’t forget about matching gifts!  Matching gifts from your or your spouse’s or partner’s employer can double or triple your gift. To find out if your company matches, contact your personnel office or search for your company at matchinggifts.com/unc.

Other Ways to Give

 

Pledges: You may wish to extend your gifts over a period of time, especially if it is a major gift. You can do so by filling out a pledge form and sending it to SPH Advancement. The form will allow you to outline the amount of the pledge, the payment schedule, and where the gift will go. Most donors fulfill their commitment within three to five years, though special circumstances may warrant a longer time period. You may fulfill your pledge with gifts of cash, securities or other forms of personal or real property.

Naming Opportunities: One way we recognize substantial gifts is by naming endowed funds for faculty professorships, student scholarships or dedicated research. The School also names facilities in honor or memory of donors or family members who support the School and its much-needed programs and facilities. We invite you to learn more about ways that you can make a difference at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.