Funding Your Gift

Cash Gifts & Bank Draft

Gifts of cash, either by check, credit card, or online, are available for immediate use by the university. Checks should be made payable to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and be sent with a gift form.

UNCW Employees have the option to make a gift through payroll deduction.


Pledges are gift commitments paid over a period of time according to a prearranged payment schedule. Donors can receive reminders monthly, quarterly, or yearly, or set up an agreement where UNCW will periodically charge your credit card or debit your account.

Indicate your pledge on the gift form or contact us to set-up a pledge program that will work for you.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match donations made by employees. Find your company in our Matching Gifts Database.

Stocks, Securities & Mutual Fund Shares

Gifts in the form of appreciated securities are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. For more information please view the instruction form.

Personal Property

Valuable collections, such as works of art, rare books, paintings or antiques, can help support teaching and enhance UNCW's campus. To make a non-cash gift, or Gift-in-Kind, contact us for information and to being the process.

Real Estate

An gift of real estate provides the donor with a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the property, while also freeing the donor from real estate taxes, maintenance and insurance costs.

There are even methods by which you can contribute your current home now and still reside in it for life. For more information contact us.

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Types of Gifts

Annual Fund

Your annual gift to the university is critically important. When you contribute to UNCW's Annual Fund you give the much needed gift of flexibility. The university can use these unrestricted funds immediately for the most pressing initiatives. Generally those needs include student financial assistance, faculty support, new academic programs, research assistance, and the purchase of supplies, and equipment. Contact Missy Kennedy at 910.962.2049 with questions or to make a gift by phone.

Major Gifts

Interested in establishing a scholarship, or another type of endowment? With endowed funds the original amount of the gift is invested. Each year, only a portion of the earned income is spent while the remainder adds to principal growth. In this respect, an endowment is a perpetual gift. Always equated with excellence and long-term strength, endowments are essential if UNCW is to remain a leader in education. It is a great way to link your legacy with our future…forever. For details on setting up an endowed account contact a development officer.

Corporate & Foundation Gifts

Partnerships with corporations and foundations help transform theories and research that begins in the classroom and laboratories into real-world projects. Contact Megan Gorham at 910.962.4278 or by email for information.

Planned Giving

Gifts through estate planning are a great and often easy way to support UNCW today and into the future. Bequests, gift annuities, life insurance and other financial vehicles are available, often with tax advantages for the donor and their heirs. Contact Lee Knight at 910.962.3214 or by email for complete details.

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