2011-12 Corporate Partners & Big Wheels

Give To UNCW Athletics

There are several ways you can help:

  • Join the Seahawk Club at the highest level possible or consider increasing your current membership level by giving an "extra 10 percent."
  • Purchase season tickets and attend our games.
  • Spread the word.  Let your family and friends know about the Seahawk Club and encourage them to join. You can provide names of people and businesses that are interested in the UNCW athletics but aren't members of the Seahawk Club to any member of the athletic staff.

What to Give

Annual Gifts - Gifts can be made to the general, unrestricted scholarship fund or to a specific sport.

Gifts of Cash
Many gifts to UNCW are in cash. Cash gifts may be pledged for payment and then paid later in the year. For the accuracy of your records and those of the university, pledges should be made by means of a pledge card.

  • Scholarship Endowment - The endowment of athletic scholarships is a top priority for the Seahawk Club. You can establish and name a new scholarship or contribute to several existing ones.
  • Planned/Deferred gifts - Gifts may be made through will provisions, life insurance and other bequests.
  • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
    Many donors make gifts in the form of appreciated securities in order to benefit from tax advantages. You can receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce - or eliminate - capital gains taxes on the transfer.
  • Gifts of Personal Property
    Valuable collections, such as works of art, rare books, paintings or antiques, can be subject to estate taxes. By donating such items during your lifetime, rather than at your death, you not only reduce your taxable estate but also reduce your taxable income in the year of the gift.
  • Gifts of Real Estate
    Almost any kind of real estate can make a valuable gift to UNCW. A deed transfer is the most common way to make a gift of real estate to UNCW. An outright gift of real estate provides the donor with a charitable income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the property, while also freeing the donor from real-estate taxes, as well as maintenance and insurance costs.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
    You may make a gift of life insurance to UNCW by naming it as owner, primary or successor beneficiary, or irrevocable beneficiary, of a whole life policy. The gift may be a paid up policy, an existing policy with cash value, or a new policy.
  • Gifts That Provide Income
    You may wish to make a substantial gift to UNCW but feel you cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by the asset. We can outline several ways to help you make a gift, while retaining an income for your lifetime or the lifetime of others.
  • Gift-in-Kind - Businesses and organizations may make donations of products and services to the Seahawk Club in lieu of cash to support and fulfill specific needs that have been identified by UNCW Athletics. The worth of these products and services can be recognized as a gift and will received priority points based on their true cost defrayment to the program.

Ways to Give

  • Cash Gifts - Personal checks can be made payable to "Seahawk Club"
  • Credit Card - VISA, MasterCard or American Express are accepted.  The Seahawk Club can also bill your credit card as you wish.
  • Matching Gifts - If your corporation matches gifts to educational institutions, please indicate so on your pledge card.
  • Payroll Deduction for UNCW Employees - UNCW employees who join the Seahawk Club can make their donation by completing a payroll deduction form.