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Endowments and Gift and Estate Planning

Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely


Did you know there are creative ways to support UNC Asheville? Ways in which UNC Asheville, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts" because with thoughtful planning you create win-win solutions for you and UNC Asheville.

These gift planning pages show you all the options for gift planning, help you determine which option is best for you, and demonstrate the financial possibilities of a particular plan. These plans offer win-win benefits. Your gifts provide UNC Asheville Foundation with contributions that help students attend college and keep the University thriving, and many of these plans save you taxes, increase your income, and allow you to pass on more to your family.

When you create a planned gift through the UNC Asheville Foundation, you become a member of The Laurel Society. This club honors your farsighted and generous gifts in several different ways.

Did you know?

  • Some gifts allow you to receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
  • Some gifts such as appreciated property (stocks or real estate) cost less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
  • Some assets benefit you more if you give them away?
  • Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
  • Some gifts let you pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?

If you are just beginning to explore your options, try our easy-to-use, interactive Plan-a-Gift ® feature. With a few clicks you can choose the best gift plans for your individual needs and learn more about their benefits.

Click here to see what options will meet your particular situation. If you want to receive a detailed illustration of the tax, income, and other benefits of a particular gift plan, just click the “Next” button at the bottom of the gift description.

If you would like to receive personalized assistance with your planning, just click on Personal Illustration and submit the confidential form. We’ll send you a detailed illustration that is tailored to your individual needs, with several options for you and your advisers to consider.

Make a gift now.

Have a question or concern? We want to help. Please complete the illustration form, and we promise to be back in touch within two business days. Or call Julie Heinitsh, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planned Giving & Major Gifts, at 828-232-2430, or email


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