Giving Back to the Department of Physics and Optical Science

The Department of Physics and Optical Science offers programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our Department’s relatively small size makes it possible for students and faculty to interact daily in coursework or research projects. The student-teacher ratio for students majoring in physics is about 3:1. 

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 Physics and Optical Science Discretionary fund #139748 and complete the form.

Checks

Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Physics and Optical Science 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.

Endowments

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 plannedgiving.uncc.edu.