Planned Gifts

Plan now to make more possible.

You make a difference now and for future generations when you create a planned gift from your estate or IRA, or a gift made through a lifetime trust. Your gifts reflect what matters most to you, and they can be designed to provide for UNC Asheville and its students in accordance with your values.

There are many creative ways to support UNC Asheville through which you, your loved ones and the university all benefit. Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts" because with thoughtful planning you create win-win solutions for you and UNC Asheville.

At maturity, your planned gifts may create an annual gift or may contribute to an endowment, a fund with earnings that will continue your gifts in perpetuity. Either way, you will establish a wonderful legacy to meet future needs for deserving students and for Asheville’s university. 

Through planned gifts you can help a student become the first person in his or her family to attend college. You can help fund new equipment to better prepare students for successful careers. Your gifts may help build new facilities or support travel experiences and programs that open up the world to a new generation of lifelong learners. You may choose to make an undesignated planned gift to the University Excellence Fund. What is important is that your gifts align with your wishes. And we would like to help with that.

For more information, visit the planned giving site and to discuss a planned gift or the benefits of a particular approach, please contact Bill Norris, Senior Director of Major Giving, at 828.258.7683 or at