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Ways to Give

Giving to SILS is safe and secure, easy and effective.  Whatever mode you prefer, we can help.

Don’t see what you need in the list below? Need more information about anything you see here? Contact our director of development.

Online Gifts

Please visit  UNC accepts American Express, MasterCard, and VISA.


Make checks payable to UNC-Chapel Hill and notate either “SILS” or a specific SILS initiative in the memo line. Mail your check to:
UNC School of Information and Library Science
PO Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309

Matching Gifts

Many companies match their employees’ gifts. Use our complimentary service to see if your company has a matching gift program or contact your Human Resources department.

Sustaining Gifts

A sustaining gift is a monthly recurring gift, which you set up once and do not have to think about again.  The monthly gift can be by credit cardbank draft or (if you are a UNC employee) payroll deduction.

Life-Income Gift

Managing investments, preparing for retirement, providing for loved ones, giving to SILS – you can simultaneously satisfy your multiple goals.  Learn more about Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts.


When you name SILS in your estate plan, you include the School in a special group of friends, family, and organizations you hold most dear. Click here for more information, including sample bequest language.

Securities & Property

SILS welcomes gifts of securities (such as appreciated stocks) and property (such as real estate and equipment). These gifts may be particularly advantageous in terms of maximizing the gift and potentially minimizing tax consequence.

Payroll Deduction

Download and complete the Employee Gift Form. Please note you may give to any SILS designation, not just “Unrestricted” (2901).


A pledge typically allows you to make a larger gift than you could with a single gift. Many alumni and friends will make a major-gift pledge and fulfill it over three to five years. A fulfilled pledge is an ideal way to support SILS by establishing a named scholarship, named fellowship, faculty endowment, program fund, or capital enhancement.