Philanthropic gifts make MDC’s work possible.
Gifts designated for specific projects help MDC and the communities with whom we partner create equity, economic mobility and prosperity for more people.
Unrestricted gifts help MDC advance knowledge about what works to create and scale transformative solutions in education, employment, access to healthcare and other benefits, and sustainable community development.
Private gifts of cash, securities, and personal property are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How to Give
For gifts of securities or personal property, please contact us to facilitate transmittal and receipt of your gift. Gifts and pledges may be scheduled as a single event or on a recurring basis. To give by credit or debit card, please use our secure eTapestry platform. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 919.381.5802.
MDC offers lasting recognition and tribute opportunities for friends and donors who wish to showcase or honor the work and achievements of others. Sustaining donors can be permanently recognized through:
- Distinctive marker in a public area, meeting space or gallery in our offices <link to building image gallery> in downtown Durham, N.C.
- Principal sponsorship of a signature publication. <Link to Knowledge Bank>
- Naming of our Fellows program, which supports talented young leaders in the field of social innovation and community engagement.
Make a Gift/Receive Life Income
We work with donors and their financial advisors to create giving strategies and instruments that fulfill your personal philanthropic goals while providing life income and other financial advantages for you and your family and building a legacy for others. Please contact us to explore the many options available for personal, customized gift, life income and estate planning strategies.
Your employer may be willing to match your gift to MDC. Contact your company’s human resources department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program.
Give by Phone or Mail
Call (919) 381-5873 to make a gift by phone.
Mail checks payable to MDC Inc. and mail to:
307 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Find MDC financial information at Guidestar.