End-of-year deadlines for gifts to receive tax benefits for 2016

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 2016.

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, 2016, to qualify as tax deductible contributions in 2016. To make your gift online, go to www.unclineberger.org/giving
    *IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2016 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made), for those gifts to count in 2016.
  • Credit card gifts by phone
    Phoned-in credit card gifts must be received no later than 12 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, 2016. To make a gift by phone on Dec. 31, call (919) 843-9866. Please have your credit card number, expiration date and daytime phone number ready. Please specify UNC Lineberger as the area to direct your gift. After 12 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, 2016, 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 of Stock 

Visit http://unclineberger.org/waystohelp/giving/giving-other/donating-stocks for stock transfer instructions. Stock transactions and cash wires must be in the UNC’s account no later than 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 30 to count as a 2016 taxable donation. Please have your broker alert , with the your name and number/name of stocks or amount to be transferred. She can also be reached at (919) 962-3967. 

Need help?

For assistance with your year-end gift to UNC Lineberger, please feel free to call:

  • Monday, Dec. 26 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* (919) 966-5905
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* (919) 966-5905
  • Wednesday Dec. 28 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* (919) 966-5905
  • Thursday Dec. 29 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.* (919) 843-9866 
  • Friday Dec. 30 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.* (919) 843-9866 
  • Saturday Dec. 31 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.* (919) 843-9866

*Eastern Time

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