How to Give


Make a gift online today using a credit card, check, stock, bank draft, pledge or payroll deduction (for UNC employees) by accessing the online giving Web site.

By Mail

Anne Webb
Associate Dean for Development
School of Information and Library Science
100 Manning Hall, CB #3360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your contribution, doubling and sometimes tripling the amount and impact of your gift. If you or your spouse is affiliated with a matching-gift company, ask your Human Resources Department for a matching gift form and send it with your gift to SILS.

Planned Giving

Planned giving arrangements can, in some cases, provide the School with substantial support while securing for the donor a lifetime income and favorable tax benefits. Available methods include:

  • Appreciated assets
    A contribution of long-term appreciated assets to the School of Information and Library Science entitles you to an income tax charitable contribution deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift. And you avoid capital gain tax on any appreciation of those securities.
  • Real property
    You can contribute real property to the School of Information and Library Science, either as a bequest or, more commonly, by a lifetime transfer, and realize significant tax benefits. Gifts of real property can consist of almost any type of property: a personal or recreational residence, a farm or ranch, a commercial building, subdivision lots or any undeveloped parcel of land. The gift can be for all your interest in the property or an undivided fractional interest.
  • Deferred gifts
    You may want to make a substantial capital gift to the School but may feel you cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by your property. Our Planned Giving Program offers a number of ways to make a gift while retaining an income for life.
  • Bequest
    A bequest may be included in a new will or added to an existing will through a simple codicil. This offers the satisfaction of providing for the School's future and provides potential estate tax savings.

If you are interested in any of these planned giving methods, please contact us at: 919.843.9378