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Outright Gifts

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to the CVM. Cash gifts may provide student or project support, or fund endowment opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, programs or support for professorships

Outright gifts of cash and securities
You can make your check payable to North Carolina Veterinary Medicine Foundation (NCVMF) or use our online giving option.  Securities may be a way to increase the size of your gift without the cost of tax liabilities; ask us how.

You can also use your credit card to make a gift on our secure online giving page. Or, print and mail a pledge form. Your charitable deduction is the value of the gift you make.

Another option is a gift through your will or living trust in the form of a cash bequest. Contact Sherry Buckles (919-513-6811, for language to include in your will or trust documents. 

Using appreciated securities is another popular way to make a gift to the college. This gift provides double tax savings: you can deduct the average of the high/low value of the securities on the date of the gift and avoid capital gains on the appreciation.

A gift of appreciated securities, held for more than one year, entitles you to a charitable income tax deduction in the year you complete the gift. You may donate securities held for less than one year, but your deduction will be based on how much you paid for the securities.

Publicly traded securities may fund many types of gifts, from annual gifts for current operations to major gifts or a life income gift. You can transfer these publicly traded shares electronically. Mutual funds are also transferable but can take longer to complete as transfer requirements among funds vary.

Contact us via email at or by phone by calling 919.513.6660, if you are considering making a gift of stock.

Gifts of property such as equipment, paintings or other art objects, may be donated to NC State and entitle you to an income tax deduction. Because in-kind gifts are subject to estate tax, a donation, either during your lifetime or as a bequest under your will, may also produce estate tax savings.

To learn more about donating gifts-in-kind, please contact us via email at or by phone by calling 919.513.6660, if you are considering making a gift in kind donation.

Naming the NCVMF as owner and irrevocable beneficiary of the policy will generate an income tax deduction for you. The charitable deduction will depend on several factors including what, if any, premiums are still to be paid. This may be a cost-efficient way to provide a significant gift in support of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

You may also designate us as the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your group term life insurance through your employer. This method of giving will not generate a current income tax deduction, but it will remove the value of the insurance from your estate. Your human resources division may assist you with making such a designation on your group term policy.

Contact us via email at or by phone by calling 919.513.6660, if you are considering making a gift of life insurance.

An excellent way to leverage your gift to the NCVMF is to ask your human resources department if your employer will match your gift through their matching gift program. By following the guidelines established by your employer, your gift could be doubled or even more. This benefit is often available to the spouse of the employee as well as to retirees and board members.

Gift credit is given to both the donor and the company when a matching gift is received. These gifts are also factored into the calculation for your placement in the Terrence Curtin Society and other Lifetime Giving Societies at NC State.