Giving Back to the Department of Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Department seeks to play an integral role in building a more connected and engaged community. We host programs, symposiums, seminars and exhibits that bring people together to discuss issues, marvel at creativity, and understand our individual and collective roles in creating a healthy, vibrant, and engaged, community.

We invite you to be part of this effort. Consider making a donation to the Africana Studies Department to support our goals to build a more connected and engaged community.

We are grateful to these recent donors:

  • Dr. Mario Azevedo, Chair, Department of Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte (1996-2006)
  • Dr. Ken Lambla, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Honore Missihoun, Africana Studies Department

How to Give:

Credit Card

NOTE: Under Gift Amount and Designations, select One or more colleges, schools or units. Scroll to bottom and select Other Area Not Listed and then Continue. In the box to the right of Other Designation Not Listed type in Africana Studies Discretionary fund #139900 and complete the form.


Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Africana Studies Discretionary Fund 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