Giving to Psychology

Giving Back to the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is a multidisciplinary science program that integrates research with active learning. The science of psychology is an essential part of UNC Charlotte’s leadership role in many research areas, and your gift will directly affect UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff in the following ways:

  • Ongoing research – Fundamental to Psychology is research in the behavioral sciences. Many psychologists investigate aspects of the biopsychosocial model of human behavior. While government and corporate investments contribute to the department’s ongoing research, private investments remain essential. Your tax-deductible gift will make cutting edge research possible and help generate the next generation of researchers and educators.
  • Student Support – Often students cannot afford to travel to national and international scientific conferences, where they can learn from top researchers in their specialty, strategize with their peers, and preview post-doctoral opportunities in their fields. Your gift will provide the means for these undergraduate and graduate students to travel and attend these professional workshops.
  • Study Abroad – Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity to engage with a different culture and benefit from the resources of another educational institution. Through our programs in Berlin, Ecuador, and London, students will develop important personal and career skills, and widen their perspectives. Your gift can help a student have the experience of a lifetime.
  • Community Outreach – Our team of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates work together in partnership with community organizations to improve the well-being of children and families, and youth and young adults transitioning to adulthood in the Charlotte community and beyond. Your gift will enhance our ability to help others in Charlotte and give back to the community.

How to Give:

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NOTE: Under Gift Amount and Designations, select Other Colleges and Units. In the box to the right of Other Designation Not Listed type in Psychology Student Faculty Success Fund #448064. Under Payment Frequency, select the payment type and complete the form.


Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Department of Psychology Discretionary Fund on the Memo line. Please mail to:

UNC Charlotte
Office of University Development
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223

Matching gifts

If you or your spouse/partner work for a company that matches your charitable gifts, you may be able to increase the size of your donation through a matching gift. Search our online database to see if your organization participates.


Gifts made to create an endowed fund are invested for perpetuity. A portion of the earned income is then used to support the fund’s purpose. Any excess earnings are reinvested, allowing the fund to grow. Endowments may be created for student scholarships and fellowships, faculty chairs and professorships, or many other purposes.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts include gifts of marketable securities such as stocks and bonds; estate gifts through a bequest in a will or through a trust; charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts that provide a lifetime income stream to the donor; and other gifts of real estate or tax-deferred retirement assets. For more information, please go to the Planned Giving website.