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Endowment and special gifts


You can express the depth of your caring by creating an endowment fund or gift that results from a current gift or estate planning. These gifts reflect what matters most to you—your core values. Endowment and other special gift funds help students receive the skills and knowledge they need to be productive citizens. They help build new facilities so more students can discover the pleasures of learning. They fund travel experiences and programs that open up world views for young people.

An endowment is a permanent fund invested by the UNC Asheville Foundation. Creating an endowment fund means your gift keeps on giving in perpetuity—what a wonderful legacy. You can establish an endowment fund today with current assets or create one through your estate planning process for later use.

The process of estate planning ensures that your family and financial goals are achieved. Ways to include UNC Asheville Foundation in your estate planning range from bequests, annuities, gifts of personal property, gifts of stock, and more.

These special gifts mean that a student—perhaps the first person in his or her family to do so—can attend college. Your gifts fund new equipment to better prepare students for jobs after college. Special gifts also support diverse initiatives such as the NC Center for Creative Retirement, Math Literacy Summits, and health and wellness projects.

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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