Learn more about ways to give:

Online Gifts

To make a gift online, please visit the University’s online giving page: give.unc.edu. UNC-Chapel Hill accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express.


Please make checks payable to “UNC School of Education,” and mail to:

Megan Garrett
UNC School of Education
Campus Box 3500
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500

Matching Gifts

Some companies match their employees’ gifts to the School. See if your company has a matching gift program or contact your organization’s human resources representative.

Sustaining Gifts

A sustaining gift or recurring gift can be made online by credit card or by bank draft. UNC employees can also make a recurring gift by payroll deduction.


A gift of publicly-traded securities may offer tax benefits to you. If so and you wish to make a gift to the UNC School of Education, learn more and find our brokerage account information.


If you wish to make a larger gift, you can fulfill your commitment over a period of time, typically over 3-5 years. Pledge payments can be structured in any way that works best for you.


By designating the UNC School of Education in your estate plans, you leave a lasting legacy that will benefit generations of students and teachers in North Carolina and beyond. With this kind of commitment to education and education research, you may receive estate tax savings and also lessen the burden of taxes on your family. Learn more about estate planning and see sample bequest language.

Retirement Assets

By designating the UNC School of Education as a beneficiary of your retirement assets (IRA, 403b, 401k, etc.), you can establish an endowment that creates impact for our students and faculty in perpetuity — while not adversely affecting your current lifestyle. You can designate how your gift will be used and can pledge all or a portion of your retirement funds. By gifting retirement assets, you can also lessen tax burdens for your beneficiaries. Learn more about retirement assets.

Charitable Gift Annuity

With a charitable gift annuity, you transfer cash or appreciated property to the School in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life. You (or annuitant you designate) receive fixed payments for life, receive a charitable income tax deduction for the charitable gift portion of the annuity and benefit from payments that may be partially tax-free. Learn more about charitable gift annuities.

Charitable Unitrust

You can also transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax-free and provides you with income for life, for a term of up to 20 years or for life plus a term of up to 20 years. You avoid capital gains on the sale of your appreciated assets and receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the charitable portion of the trust. Learn more about charitable unitrusts.

Charitable Lead Trust

When you transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust, the trust makes gifts to the School for a number of years. You receive an estate tax charitable deduction and pass on inheritance to family members with substantial tax savings. Learn more about charitable lead trusts.

Retained Life Estate

You may wish to leave your home or real estate to the School at your death but would like to receive a current charitable tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution in which you receive a federal income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest in your real estate, preserve your lifetime use and control of your real estate. You can also create a life estate based on more than one life. This will preserve the use of the property for you and a loved one, such as a spouse or dependent. Learn more about retained life estates.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation Inc. benefitting the UNC School of Education