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Online Giving

You are invited to make a credit card, check, or cash gift to UNC Eye. Click on the link below and enter your information. Be sure to indicate which fund you would like your gift to go towards by selecting it from the drop down menu.

The UNC Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina has an unwavering mission to improve and enhance patient health by pioneering new ways to treat and prevent eye disease, preparing the next generation of ophthalmologists, and providing the highest-quality clinical care possible.

Why Give

The National Federation of the Blind reports that nearly 7.3 million people in the United States have a visual disability. In North Carolina, 254,000 individuals live with a visual disability. Only 40% of those with visual disabilities are employed. Imagine if research could improve vision, prevent eye disease, enable people at risk for visual impairment to prevent and delay blindness, and offer those with visual impairment opportunities that many of us take for granted. That is what we imagine at UNC and we need your help to make this vision a reality.

Ophthalmology Annual Fund

The Department relies on annual gifts of $500,000 to support new research projects, patient care, administrative support, new equipment purchases, and training opportunities for residents and fellows at the Kittner Eye Center. Annual gifts also fund faculty recruitment and provide bridge funding to researchers when they are without grants.

Make an annual gift now by clicking here:

How to Make Your Gift

The UNC Department of Ophthalmology and Kittner Eye Center need your support. You may make a gift of cash or write a check made payable to UNC Ophthalmology, or give on-line by clicking the link below. You may mail your check to:

Medical Foundation of North Carolina

P.O. Box 1050

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1050

Cash and Credit Cards

Many donors choose to give using a credit card to maximize the points they receive from the credit card issuer. If you would like to make a gift using your credit card but are uncomfortable giving on-line, please contact Susan Ervin at the UNC Department of Ophthalmology at (919)-537-3762 and make your gift over the phone.

Gifts of Stock

You may also make gifts of stock, including appreciated stock, which may positively impact your tax obligation.

Matching Gifts

With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Click here to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. The impact of your gift to UNC Eye may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

If you have any questions or need assistance with a matching gift, please contact UNC Eye Director of Development Susan Ervin at 919-537-3762 or