Giving to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence, and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas including teaching, law, business, public relations or work in the mass media, domestic and foreign government service, the military, and a variety of active roles in politics.

Your tax-deductible gift will enable students and faculty to attend professional workshops, participate in research opportunities, and engage in community outreach.


Credit Card

To donate via credit card, please click on the green “Give Now” box below and follow these instructions:

  1. On the University giving site, you will see a search box with these words above it: ….OR SEARCH FOR YOUR DESIRED FUND(S) OR ENTER ‘OTHER’ FOR FUND(S) NOT LISTED
  2. If you know the name of the fund you have chosen, type that fund’s name.
  3. You also can type the words “College of Liberal Arts & Sciences” in that box (be sure to use the & as opposed to spelling out the word “and” in the college name) to see the entire list.
  4. In the box to the right of Other Designation Not Listed type in Political Science Discretionary Fund #448044 and complete the form.


Please make checks payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Political Science Discretionary Fund #448044 on the Memo line. Please mail to:

UNC Charlotte
Office of University Development
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223

Matching gifts

If you or your spouse/partner work for company that matches your charitable gifts, you may be able to increase the size of your donation through a matching gift. Search our online database to see if your organization participates.


Gifts made to create an endowed fund are invested for perpetuity. A portion of the earned income is then used to support the fund’s purpose. Any excess earnings are reinvested, allowing the fund to grow. Endowments may be created for student scholarships and fellowships, faculty chairs and professorships, or many other purposes.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts include gifts of marketable securities such as stocks and bonds; estate gifts through a bequest in a will or through a trust; charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts that provide a lifetime income stream to the donor; and other gifts of real estate or tax-deferred retirement assets. For more information, please go to