When the Belk College celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010, we celebrated the strong relationships that have developed between the College and its alumni, friends and community partners. The College could not have grown so quickly and achieved so much, in a relatively short period of time, without the generosity of those individuals and companies who believe in the College and its mission.
Although UNC Charlotte is a state-supported institution, state funding does not cover the Belk College’s total budget. The difference is generated by student fees, investment income and private support. This funding is especially critical to the Belk College, as we strive to provide an outstanding quality business education and to compete with other top business schools.
As any business professional knows, excellence isn’t created overnight. It takes solid planning, commitment of leadership, talent, financial resources and hard work. Attaining this goal requires focused investment in the students, faculty and programs in the core areas listed below:
- Funding scholarships to address need and merit for our students that remove barriers to entry and attract and retain high-potential students.
- Supporting our signature programs that have built strong reputations and remain valuable assets to students, alumni and employers.
- Creating programs for the future by anticipating the needs of tomorrow and building expertise in new areas.
- Providing students with the complete college experience by building students’ intellectual and personal development.
All gifts, regardless of amount, are used wisely and appreciated greatly.
There are a number of ways to make a gift to the Belk College:
Make Your Gift Today Online
You may make a credit card gift online, via secure server, through the UNC Charlotte Office of University Development.
Make Your Gift by Mail
If you prefer to send us your gift through standard mail, please make your check payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation,” and be sure to designate the Belk College of Business as the recipient of your gift in the memo line. Mail to:
Office of University Development
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Take Advantage of Matching Gift Programs
Does your employer (or your spouse’s employer) have a matching gift program? Corporate matching gifts can double, or even triple, the value of your donation. Check with your human resources department to see if you or your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, or contact Portia Brown, Assistant Director of Development, at 704-687-7613 for additional information.
Major Gifts, Endowments & Naming Opportunities
These significant contributions (generally $25,000 or more, which may be paid over a multi-year pledge) create endowed funds for the Belk College. Major gifts create long-term financial stability for the College and provide opportunities to merge donors’ interests with the College’s various needs and objectives. Contact Portia Brown, Assistant Director of Development, at 704-687-7613 for additional information.
Donate Stocks or Securities
You may also make a gift of stocks or securities to the Belk College. There are many different options for transferring these assets, including mail, hand delivery, and direct transfer from your bank or broker to the University. Contact Portia Brown, Assistant Director of Development, at 704-687-7613 for additional information.
Planned gifts, including estate bequests, charitable gift annuities, or donations of real estate or other tax-deferred retirement assets, leave an enduring legacy for the donor at UNC Charlotte. Please contact Director of Planned Giving, John W. Cullum, CFP®, at 704‑687‑8003, for additional information on making a planned gift to the Belk College.