Why should I give to UNC Lineberger?
You tax-deductible gift to UNC Lineberger allows our faculty and staff to treat cancer patients, conduct cutting-edge cancer research, and train future physicians and scientists. UNC Lineberger is the only public cancer center serving the needs of North Carolinians and a nationally recognized leader in cancer research, treatment, prevention and outreach. Your contributions remain in the state to benefit your family, friends and neighbors.
How do I make a gift to UNC Lineberger?
Make a gift online now or call (919) 966-5905 to give by phone. You can also mail your gift to UNC Lineberger. Please print our donation form and mail with your check (payable to UNC LCCC), money order, cash or credit card to: UNC Lineberger External Affairs, CB# 7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. UNC Lineberger is part of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit responsible for raising funds to benefit the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health Care. All gifts are tax-deductible subject to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will provide a tax receipt for your gift. If you make a gift associated with an event, auction, product or service, UNC Lineberger’s External Affairs office will help you with the necessary tax documentation.
What if I want to support a specific area or program?
You may direct your gift to support an area of cancer research or care at UNC Lineberger that is most important to you. Please note your desired area of support with your gift. If you’d like to learn more about specific research initiatives or programs, please contact us at (919) 966-5905. Your unrestricted gifts enable us to invest where the needs and opportunities are the greatest.
Will I receive a thank you note?
Yes. All donors will receive a prompt acknowledgment. Gifts of $100 or more will also be listed annually in the online Donor Honor Roll. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be listed in the mailed Donor Honor Roll.
How do I become a member of Lineberger Leadership Partners? What are the benefits?
An exclusive group of our most generous supporters, the Lineberger Leadership Partners Program recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more annually (July 1 – June 30) to any area of the cancer center. We are pleased to recognize these committed donors with a number of special recognition opportunities throughout the year. Learn more.
How do I encourage gifts in memory of someone?
If you have lost a loved one and wish to request contributions to UNC Lineberger, you may include specific wording in the obituary notice, such as "The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB #7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295." Find out more or call (919) 966-5905 with questions.
How can I get more information about making a gift?
Our staff can assist you with all types of charitable gifts and will work with you to maximize personal and tax benefits while contributing to the cancer fight. Please call (919) 966-5905 for more information.
How do I organize a fundraising event benefiting UNC Lineberger?
I can only make a small gift. Will it help?
Every gift to UNC Lineberger is meaningful and appreciated. The cumulative impact of several small gifts can be significant, driving us closer to our ultimate goal of ending cancer for good by funding vital research, patient care, prevention and outreach programs. Setting up automatic monthly donations is a wonderful way to maximize your impact. Your consistent and dependable support as a Monthly Partner enables us to invest more funds into our cancer fight.
How can I find out more about including UNC Lineberger in my will?
Through a will, you can make a more significant gift than you might have ever thought possible to benefit UNC Lineberger. Our staff is able to work with you to identify immediate and deferred tax advantages to you and/or your heirs and provide options tailored to your interests. Find out more about planned giving options or contact our Development and Communications office at (919) 966-5905.