Invest in Women's Lives

Private giving makes a difference in the lives of women in North Carolina and beyond by bolstering leading-edge research, enhancing excellent patient care and enriching the educational opportunities of the best-and-brightest practitioners of the future. Your gift is not only an investment in healthy futures for women and their families, but also an investment in the impact those women will make on our world.

Some opportunities for giving are linked below. For additional information, contact Jodie Gisser, Director of Development – Women's Health, at 919-843-9898 or .

pregnancy, medicine, health care and people concept - close up of obstetrician doctor with centimeter tape measuring pregnant woman tummy at hospitalThe Department

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in UNC's School of Medicine cares for women at every stage of their lives. Our faculty and staff in nine different divisions – ranging from general OB-GYN and midwifery to maternal-fetal medicine and gynecological oncology – provide world-class patient care, search for new knowledge through robust research programs, and are committed to excellence in educational experiences for medical students, residents and fellows. We are dedicated to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber faculty and trainees in the nation, as well as finding innovative and exciting breakthroughs in women's healthcare not only for our patients, but for the patients of tomorrow.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology General Fund
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine advances women's health care in North Carolina and around the globe through expertise in the training of medical students, residents and fellows, the engagement of dedicated and highly trained faculty and a commitment to patient care. Gifts to this fund support the mission of our department as a leader in research, teaching and caring. Give now to Unrestricted OBGYN Fund


CFC-GWH-web.jpgUNC Global Women's Health

UNC Global Women's Health (GWH) is a unique group of clinicians, researchers and public health professionals working to improve the health of women in the world's poorest countries. Driven by outcomes and intensely practical, the majority of GWH's diverse staff live full-time in Africa. Select UNC OB-GYN trainees travel to Africa annually to learn from GWH faculty and carry the experiences found there forward in their own careers.  Learn more.

UNC Zambia Women's Hospital
In order to better serve the needs of women in Zambia, the UNC team will partner with University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and the Zambia government to build a new center for women’s healthcare. This 5,000 m2 hospital will increase not only the capacity for treating women with complex gynecologic cancers and facilitating safe childbirth, but will also serve as the launching station for the next generation of OB-GYN doctors in Zambia through specialized training opportunities. The hospital will also be home to groundbreaking research and clinical labwork which will provide sustainable support for the project to continue its investment in women’s care. Give now to Zambian Women's Health Fund


CFC-Horizons-web.jpgUNC Horizons Program

The UNC Horizons Program is a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. It is a program based in our Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology that offers an evidence-based, trauma-informed model of care that focuses on both the mother and the child to heal the whole family and create systems of hope and renewal. What began as a division of two employees 20 years ago now employs 80 practitioners in a variety of specialties and touches thousands of women each year. Learn more.

UNC Horizons Program
UNC Horizons is a comprehensive recovery and relapse prevention program that offers a range of residential and outpatient services for mothers and children, including prenatal and OB-GYN care, a 5-star child development center, psychiatric services, individual and group counseling and medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence.  Give now to UNC Horizons Program

UNC Horizons Expansion Project
UNC Horizons building projects make recovery more accessible to women and their children by improving and building new spaces clients deserve and need to heal and thrive. Women and children who are living under the dire circumstances produced by alcohol or substance use disorders will have the opportunity to start down the path of recovery and healing.  Give now to UNC Horizons Expansion Project

Gifts to UNC OB-GYN are made through the Medical Foundation of North Carolina About the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.  Learn more.