There are several ways you can make a gift to the Graduate School:
Give Online Now
To make a gift online, click on the Make A Gift icon below. Enter the amount of your gift. For designation select "Other Colleges and Units". Type Graduate School into the search box. Select Graduate School Fund, Center for Graduate Life, or one of the other areas of the Graduate School and click "Continue". Then finish filling out the form.
Gifts by Mail
If you prefer to mail your gift, please make your check payable to the UNC Charlotte Foundation marked for the Graduate School and designation, and send it to:
Office of University Development
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
These significant contributions (generally $25,000 or more, which may be paid over five years) are often used to create endowed funds for the Graduate School. Major gifts create long-term financial stability for the Graduate School and allows the Graduate School to assist students through merit based and need based fellowships. Naming opportunities are also available for graduate student Merit Fellowships, Need-Based Fellowships, Veteran Fellowships, Research Funding, and other opportunities. For more information contact Mark Colone.
Many UNC Charlotte alumni, friends and donors choose to support the University's work through planned gifts, which include gifts of marketable securities; estate gifts through a bequest in a will or trust; charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts that provide a lifetime income stream to the donor; and other gifts of real estate or tax-deferred retirement assets. Planned gifts provide financial flexibility and various tax benefits. Planned gifts also provide an effective means of financial stewardship, redirecting money to needs that would otherwise become lost to estate, capital gains or income taxes. Because a planned gift requires careful consideration of a donor's personal, financial and charitable goals and desires, we encourage you to consult with your financial, tax or legal adviser. For more information on planned gifts, please visit the University's Planned Giving web page.
Call for More Information
Your contribution to the Graduate School makes a direct and immediate impact on our students.For more information about giving to support graduate education, call or email the Graduate School's Director of External Relations Mary Ellen Shuntich at 704-687-7184.
Ann Belk and the Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation
Current City: Charlotte, NC
Personal Experience at UNC Charlotte:
Three of my children graduated from UNC Charlotte and I enjoy attending many of the events at the University. As a donor, I also especially enjoy the relationships I develop with the Everett Fellowship student recipients. It is gratifying to know that my family's fellowship has made it easier for a student to graduate and get on with their life's work.
Why I continue to give to UNC Charlotte:
My father was keen on education and wanted to help a fledgling university when he established the foundation in 1969. UNC Charlotte is one of 4 schools that receive funding through the foundation. I learned that graduate students can have difficulty finishing their studies due to lack of funding, so we decided to allocate the money specifically for Graduate Fellowships.