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End-of-year deadlines for gifts to receive tax benefits for 2013

by Kelly Mansfield — last modified Dec 17, 2013 05:04 PM
We are deeply grateful to the thousands of donors who help make UNC Lineberger’s cancer fight possible by supporting innovative and lifesaving cancer research and care.

Here are important year-end gift deadlines and reminders to receive tax benefits for calendar 2013.

Gifts by credit card

UNC Lineberger accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express. You can give by credit card in the following ways:

Online gifts
Credit card gifts made online should be completed before midnight Dec. 31, 2013, to qualify as tax deductible contributions in 2013. To make your gift online, go to http://giving.unc.edu/gift/LCCC/lcog

IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made), for those gifts to count in 2013.

Credit card gifts by phone
Phoned-in credit card gifts must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 31, 2013. To make a gift by phone, call (919) 966-5905. Please have your credit card number, expiration date and daytime phone number ready. After 12:00 p.m., please use the online giving form at http://giving.unc.edu/gift/LCCC/lcog

Gifts by check

If you mail a check, the envelope must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013, to count as a gift for the calendar year. Please make your check payable to “UNC Lineberger.” Please include a note if you would like to designate your gift in support of a specific area or are making the gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. Please mail it to: UNC Lineberger External Affairs, CB 7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Gifts by Stock or Cash Wire

Please contact UNC Lineberger at (919) 966-5905 by December 30, 2013 for assistance with gifts of stock or cash wire.

Need help?

For assistance with your year-end gift to UNC Lineberger, please feel free to call (919) 966-5905. Our office will be staffed and available to assist you:

  • Monday, Dec. 23 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 27 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday Dec. 30 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have questions and are not able to contact us during office hours, please contact Kelly Mansfield, director of Annual Giving, at (919) 265-7878 or .

Thank you for your support of UNC Lineberger and happy holidays!

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