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Below are important year-end deadlines and reminders to receive tax benefits for calendar year 2021 gifts. Of special note, in a move that will save money, the University will be closed December 23-29. To assist our alumni and friends with their year-end giving, University Development will be partially staffed Dec. 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To ensure that your gift will be processed to meet IRS tax-year deadlines, please see the information below.

For additional assistance with your year-end gift to Carolina, please feel free to contact Lisa Avinger, Director of Revenue and Data Management, at 919-962-3047 or by email at lisa.avinger@unc.edu. To ensure the security of your information, please do not include your credit card information in any email communication. Additionally, you can call our Help Desk at 919-537-3818.

Gifts by credit card

The University accepts AMEX, Discover, MasterCard and VISA. You can also donate on your mobile device via ApplePay or MasterPass. You can give in the following ways:

Online

Credit card gifts made online should be completed before midnight Dec. 31 to qualify as tax deductible contributions in 2021. To make your gift online, go to https://give.unc.edu/. IRS guidelines require that online credit card transactions be completed by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made), in order for those gifts to count in the calendar year.

Phone

To make a gift by phone, call 919-537-3818 before 2 p.m. E.S.T., Dec. 31. Please have your credit card number, expiration date and daytime phone number ready when you call. To ensure the security of your information as well as the timely processing of your gift, please do not leave your credit card information on a voicemail. After 3 p.m., please go online to make your year-end gift at https://give.unc.edu/.

Gifts by check

If you mail a check, the envelope must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to count as a gift for 2021. Please make your check payable to “UNC-Chapel Hill” and include a note or gift slip indicating how you want your gift designated and mail it to:

UNC-Chapel Hill
Office of Gift Services
POB 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Please call us at 919-537-3818 with any questions.

You may also hand deliver your check to the Office of University Development at 208 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill by 2 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 31. Please call us at 919-537-3818 before coming to the office so that we will be expecting you.

Gifts by stock

Gifts by stock can be made into our Wells Fargo Advisors brokerage account by electronic transfer. Shares must be transferred into the account before 4 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 31. Please call 919-962-8189 or 919-962-3047 for more information and click here for transfer instructions.

Gifts by cash wire

Gifts of cash must be received via cash wire transfer into the UNC-Chapel Hill Bank of America account by 4 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 31. Please call 919-962-8189 or 919-962-3047 for more information.

Office of University Development address information:

Mailing Address:
Office of University Development
Post Office Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309
Physical Address:
Office of University Development
208 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516