A tribute gift is a meaningful way to remember, honor, or celebrate someone important to you.

Memorial gifts keep the memory of a loved one alive, while gifts made to honor a special friend or family member (birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just to say “thank you”), allow you to express your love or gratitude to someone you care about.

You can also honor your physician, nurse, or caregiver to show your gratitude for the care you or someone you love received at UNC.

Tribute gifts may be made online via our secure server. If you prefer to make your gift by mail, make your check payable to “The Medical Foundation of NC” and mail it to UNC Medicine Development, P.O. Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1050.  On the memo line, please note “In memory of (person’s name),” as well as the gift’s designation *, if any.

If you wish, we can notify the family or person you specify (your contribution amount will remain confidential). Please include the name and address of the person or family you would like for us to notify about your thoughtful gesture. We will send an acknowledgement to whomever you designate.

For more information, please contact UNC Medicine at 919.966.1201.

Remembering a loved one

If you recently have suffered the loss of a loved one and would like for friends and family to make a donation in lieu of flowers, you may include the following phrase in the obituary notice: ”In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift. Gifts can be made online, or you may send a check made payable to “The Medical Foundation of NC” to UNC Medicine Development, P.O. Box 1050, Chapel Hill NC 27514-1050. On the memo line, please note “In memory of (person’s name),” as well as the gift’s designation*.”

* Tribute gifts will be designated to the Transforming Patient Care Fund which supports patients and families, but you may request gifts be designated to other existing funds – please contact us to assist you with the correct fund name.