Giving to Health & Medical Humanities
Gifts to the Health & Medical Humanities Program Fund help support activities that greatly enhance our scholarly community: guest lectures, receptions, student and faculty travel to professional meetings, student and faculty mini-grants, student awards, and relevant class excursions. Your gifts immediately impact our drive for excellence and help sustain our program at each level. Our students feel 49er pride in being part of one of the Carolinas's first health and medical humanities programs.
Since the launch of the program in Health & Medical Humanities with a handful of dedicated students, our program has grown steadily. Amid a global pandemic, the importance of this area of study has never been more evident. Our students come from a range of academic programs, including Communication Studies, Sociology, History, English, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Political Science and Philosophy.
Housed in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences and under the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, most of our students come from across the university (e.g., Health Systems Management, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-PA, pre-vet, Kinesiology, Public Health, and Nursing). Students have wide-ranging interests in the experience of health and illness, health care delivery and management, public health and policy, bioethics, health occupations and professions, racial health disparities, narrative medicine, medicine and the humanities, medical sociology, psychology and counseling, women’s studies, and disability studies. Most students are planning on a career in health and share a passion for community engagement and social justice.
Our faculty are centered in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences departments, offering a vibrant curriculum, courses in narrative medicine, bioethics, history of medicine, health campaigns, and health communication. Many of our classes are small enough to be discussion-based, with faculty often involving students in our research. Please take a look at the incredible capstone projects our students have completed in this program. Our alumni report their courses helped them hone their skills in reflection and improve their critical thinking and communication (e.g., visual, artistic, written, and spoken). Please view some of their capstone projects.
The Health & Medical Humanities program focuses on learning without walls as students and faculty collaborate in events, attend national conferences, and collaborate with practitioners in our Charlotte-based healthcare system. Students are organizing panels with area healthcare workers to bring prestigious speakers on topics related to healthcare, both in Charlotte and beyond. Many Health & Medical Humanities students tell us the program has been instrumental as they take the next steps in their careers (in medical school, public health programs, service positions, or careers related to healthcare). Alums, thank you for supporting our alma mater and the Health & Medical Humanities program at UNC Charlotte and for all who value better healthcare for all and the continued well-being of our community.
Should you want to discuss making a special gift to the Health & Medical Humanities program, please be in touch with the Development Officer, Tanner Greaves (704.687.6333)
HOW TO GIVE:
To donate via credit card, please click on the green “Give Now” box below:
Please enclose this form with your payable check to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Health & Medical Humanities Discretionary Fund on the Memo line. Please mail to:
Office of University Development
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
If you or your spouse/partner work for a 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 gifts include gifts of marketable securities such as stocks and bonds; estate gifts through a bequest in a will or 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 plannedgiving.charlotte.edu.