Giving to Public Policy Program

Giving Back to the Public Policy Program

Why give to Public Policy at UNC Charlotte? Your gift helps support our Mission: To generate leading public policy scholarship, to achieve excellence in public policy doctoral education and, through both, to advance the design and conduct of public policy application and research in a local, regional, state, national and international context. It helps support our Vision: that leaders in civil society and involved citizens will turn to Public Policy at UNC Charlotte, for reliable, innovative, non-partisan policy education, research, training and evaluation on issues of concern at local, national and international community and our UNC Charlotte Public Policy Ph.D. Graduates to become leaders in academic and applied public policy institutions.

In order to facilitate both, we want to host programs, symposiums, and seminars that bring people together to discuss crucial policy issues and challenges, to understand our individual and collective roles in creating a healthy, vibrant and engaged public policy community.

We invite you to be part of this effort. Consider making a donation to the Public Policy program to support our goals. Your gift propels the progress of UNC Charlotte’s Public Policy program and for that we are deeply grateful.

How to Give:

Credit Card

To donate via credit card, please click on the green “Give Now” box below and follow these instructions:

  1. Under Gift Amount and Designations, enter the amount you wish to give and then select One or more colleges, schools or units.
  2. Scroll to bottom and select Other Area Not Listed and then Continue.
  3. In the box to the right of Other Designation Not Listed type in [fund name] #[fund number] and complete the form.


Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Public Policy Program 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.


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Planned Giving

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