End-of-year Deadlines for Gifts to Receive Tax Benefits for 2018
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 2018.
For assistance with your year-end gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, please feel free to contact Anna Lee Clark, Director of Development Operations and Stewardship, at 919-445-6713 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure the security of your information, please do not include your credit card information in any email communication. Additionally, you can call UNC Medicine Development at 919-843-9866.
Gifts by Credit Card
UNC Medicine Development accepts VISA, MasterCard and AMEX, and you can give in the following ways:
Credit card gifts made online should be completed before midnight Dec. 31 to qualify as tax deductible contributions in 2018. To make your gift online, go to unclineberger.org/give. IRS guidelines require that online credit card transactions be completed by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made), in order for those gifts to count in the calendar year.
To make a gift by phone, call 919-843-9866 before 2 p.m. E.S.T., Dec. 31. Please have your credit card number, expiration date and daytime phone number ready when you call. To ensure the security of your information as well as the timely processing of your gift, please do not leave your credit card information on a voicemail. After 3 p.m., please go online to make your year-end gift at unclineberger.org/give.
When mailing a credit card gift, it should be postmarked by no later than Dec. 16 to ensure ample time before year-end. IRS guidelines require that credit cards be charged by Dec. 31 in order to count in the current year. Any potential credit card gifts received in the mail after Dec. 31 (even if postmarked by that date) cannot be treated as a 2018 gift.
Gifts by check
If you mail a check, the envelope must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to count as a gift for 2018. Please make your check payable to “UNC Lineberger” and include the memo or in a note how you would like the gift designated. Please mail your gift to:
UNC Medicine Development
PO Box 1050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
You may also hand deliver your check to the UNC Medicine Development at 123 W. Franklin Street, Suite 510 in Chapel Hill by 2 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 31. Please call us at 919-843-9866 before coming to the office so that we will be expecting you.
Gifts by stock
Gifts by stock can be made into our Wells Fargo Advisors brokerage account by electronic transfer. Shares must be transferred into the account before 4 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 29. Please call 919-962-8189 or 919-962-3047 for more information and click here for transfer instructions.
Gifts by cash wire
Gifts of cash must be received via cash wire transfer into the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Bank of America account by 4 p.m. E.S.T. on Dec. 31. Please call 919-962-8189 or 919-962-3047 for more information.
Thank you for your support of UNC Lineberger and happy holidays!