Frequently Asked Questions
Where does my gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center go?
Gifts to UNC Lineberger help our faculty and staff treat cancer patients, conduct cutting-edge cancer research, and train future physicians and scientists. UNC Lineberger is a nationally recognized leader in cancer research, treatment, prevention and outreach, and is also the only public cancer center serving the needs of North Carolinians. Your contributions remain in the state to benefit your friends and neighbors.
Will I receive a thank you note? What other recognition will I receive?
Yes. All donors will receive a prompt acknowledgment. Gifts of $100 or more will also be listed annually in the UNC Lineberger Donor Honor Roll.
Any gift over $1,000 annually (July 1-June 30) qualifies you for membership as a Lineberger Leadership Partner; gifts over $2,000 additionally qualify you for the Co-Founders' Club of the Medical Foundation and the University's Chancellor's Club.
How do I become a member of Lineberger Leadership Partners? What are the benefits?
Members of the Lineberger Leadership Partner recognition program are part of an extraordinary network of volunteers committed to supporting cancer research, treatment and prevention programs at UNC Lineberger by contributing $1,000 or more each year.
Benefits of membership include invitations to exclusive educational events including an annual Lineberger Club event prior to a UNC Men’s Basketball Game, networking with a remarkable group of individuals, special news updates, and opportunities for advocacy on behalf of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Members are recognized in Cancer Center publications.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. UNC Lineberger is part of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., which raises 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. If you make a gift associated with an event, auction, product or service, UNC Lineberger’s External Affairs office will provide you with the necessary documentation for tax purposes.
How do I give a gift in honor of someone or to celebrate a special occasion?
With your gift of $25 or more, we’ll send a personalized holiday or tribute card to the person of your choice. Several card styles are available; call 919-966-5905 for more information.
How do I make a gift to the Jessica Breland Comeback Fund?
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 UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295." If you would like to have brochures or gift envelopes available or have further questions, call 919-966-5905. View Tribute and Memorial Gift brochure.
How can I get more information about making a gift?
UNC Lineberger’s External Affairs 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 fight against cancer. For more information about how you can make a gift to UNC Lineberger, please call 919-966-5905.