Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. What is the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and how does it help the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals?
  2. How do I set up a memorial for a family member?
  3. Who do I contact about making a planned gift (will bequest, charitable gift annuity, insurance or retirement plan designation)?
  4. How do I make gifts of stock?
  5. My family member received excellent care at UNC and I want to make a gift that will further their physician’s program or area of research. Where do I start?
  6. I’m an alumnus and I’d like to support medical students with my gift. What are my options?
  7. Can I make my gift anonymously?

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Q: What is the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and how does it help the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals?
A: The Medical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization, is the fundraising arm for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. Our team of development professionals is dedicated to securing private gifts and volunteer involvement, and forging enduring partnerships for the UNC Medical Center to provide for a healthier future through medical education, research and patient care.

Q: How do I set up a memorial for a family member?
A: To find out how to set up a memorial for a family member, click here.

Q: Who do I contact about making a planned gift (will bequest, charitable gift annuity, insurance or retirement plan designation)?
A: Contact Debbie Dibbert, Interim President, at (919) 966-1201 or send her an e-mail.

Q: How do I make gifts of stock?
A: Before the gift is made, please have your bank or broker contact Jon Lancaster, Director of Finance & Controller, at (919) 843-9847 or send him an e-mail for specific instructions.

Q: My family member received excellent care at UNC and I want to make a gift that will further their physician’s program or area of research. Where do I start?
A: Contributing to a program or to specific research is an excellent way of honoring an individual, assisting other patients and their families, and in the case of an endowment, providing a legacy that will improve future lives. You may want to contribute to an existing fund or create a new fund. Please contact Debbie Dibbert, Interim President, at (919) 966-1201 or send her an e-mail, to find out more.

Q: I’m an alumnus and I’d like to support medical students with my gift. What are my options?
A: Contact Emily Stevens, Interim Director of Alumni Development, 919-966-0019, emily_stevens@med.unc.edu.

Q: Can I make my gift anonymously?
A: Absolutely. There are different levels of anonymity--from not having your name associated with the gift at all, to not being listed in printed honor rolls or public displays (or one and not the other), to being listed as a donor as long as the fund or the specific gift amount doesn’t appear with your name. Please indicate when you make your gift and call us with any questions.

If you still have unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-962-2543. We would be happy to assist you.

 

Contact Us


The Medical Foundation
of North Carolina, Inc.
880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
CB# 7565
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514-2600
Toll-free: 1-800-962-2543
Phone: (919) 966-1201
Fax: (919) 966-5470
 

880 MLK Jr. Boulevard, CB#7565, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2600 Toll-Free: 1.800.962.2543 Ph: 919.966.1201 Fax: 919.966.5470