Giving to Biological Sciences

Giving Back to the Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary science program that integrates research with active learning. The natural sciences are 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 – While government and corporate investments contribute to the department’s ongoing research, private investments remain essential. Your gift will support biomedical research, including cancer and infectious diseases, and environmental research, including genome-environmental interactions, environmental microbiology and bioenergy and biofuels.
  • 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.
  • Community Outreach – The Department of Biological Sciences collaborates with local high schools in the region, bringing students to work with department faculty and staff on research projects.  Your gift will enrich the learning experience for these budding scientists as well as provide the time and space for their continued instruction.
  • Physical Plant - Modern laboratories need state-of-the-art equipment and workspace for faculty, their teams, and teaching. Your gift will buy lab equipment, teaching aids and building space for growing research teams at UNC Charlotte.

Your tax-deductible gift will make cutting edge research possible and help generate the next generation of scientists and educators. 

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How to Give: Credit Card

NOTE: Under Gift Amount and Designations, select One or more colleges, schools or units.  Scroll to bottom and select Other Area Not Listed and then Continue.  In the box to the right of Other Designation Not Listed type in Biological Sciences Discretionary fund #448042 and complete the form.


Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Biological Sciences 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 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