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Support MDC
In the same way that MDC provides support for people separated from opportunity, philanthropic gifts provide support for MDC’s mission and programs. Private gifts of cash, securities, and personal property are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be directed in a number of ways.

Gifts designated to a specific program area provide tremendous resources for MDC and the communities we serve in developing strategies for promoting equity and opportunity. However, some of the most valuable gifts are those that are unrestricted and can be applied to emergent opportunities to create and scale positive outcomes in education, employment, access to healthcare and other benefits, and sustainable community development.

Regardless of the type or size of gift, from unrestricted to program-specific sponsorship, support for MDC ensures that people and places at risk will not be left behind.

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 PayPal account above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 919.381.5802.

Named Sponsorships

MDC offers lasting recognition and tribute opportunities for those friends and donors who wish to showcase or honor the work and achievements of others. Sustaining gifts to MDC can be accompanied by permanent recognition in our beautiful offices in downtown Durham—in our public convening, galleries, and meeting spaces—or through principal sponsorship of our signature publications, such as State of the South, or our fellows program, which features and supports talented young leaders in the field of social innovation and community engagement. For more information about unique personal and corporate sponsorship support and recognition, please contact us.

Make a Gift/Receive Life Income

We will gladly work with you and your personal advisors to devise strategies and instruments that simultaneously fulfill your personal philanthropic goals, while also providing life income and other financial advantages for you and your family. A variety of strategies can be leveraged to accommodate your specific needs and circumstances while building a legacy for others. Please call to explore personal, customized gift, life income, and estate planning strategies.

Matching gifts 

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

Please call MDC at 919.381.5802 to make a gift by phone. For gifts by mail please make checks payable to MDC, Inc. and send to:

307 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
MDC financial information can be found at Guidestar