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 http://giving.unc.edu/gift/sils.  UNC accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA.

Check
Make checks payable to UNC-CH and notate either “SILS” or a specific SILS initiative in the memo line. Mail your check to UNC School of Information and Library Science, Post Office 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 Gifts
Managing investments, preparing for retirement, providing for loved ones, giving to SILS – you can simultaneously satisfy your multiple goals.  For information, please visit the following page.

Bequests
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. This sample bequest language should help you.

Securities and 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.

Pledges
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.

Regardless of the giving method you choose, you can direct your SILS gift to the area that means the most to you. Here is a listing of some of our giving options.