Giving Opportunities

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Join us as we strive to improve health and wellness for the people of Western North Carolina.

Private support from individual donors, businesses and foundations is critically important in helping MAHEC realize our mission, serve our WNC community, and respond to a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

As MAHEC and our academic partners through UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC strive to transform healthcare in our region, we are actively seeking support to amplify our impact with a focus on student and faculty support, community outreach, clinical care delivery with a focus on rural and underserved populations, and population health research.

Thank you in advance for considering a gift towards our greatest needs or a specific program, and please reach out if you’d like to discuss how to be more involved.

Giving Opportunities

Since 1974, MAHEC has provided quality healthcare as a foundation for training top physicians, dentists and healthcare professionals. MAHEC offers many opportunities to engage your values with our vision. Your support is important to our success as an academic health center serving the people of WNC through our teaching, research and service programs.

Consider a one-time gift, gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one, a 3-year pledge, a planned gift or one of our giving opportunities listed below.

Donations may have tax advantages. Donations to MAHEC as a 501(c)3 organization are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please contact us at for more information.

How to Donate

Option 2 Write a check payable to “MAHEC” and mail to:
MAHEC Department of Philanthropy
121 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Option 3 Donate a gift of stock.
Option 4 Make a planned gift. Designate MAHEC as a beneficiary in your will, insurance policies, or IRA. Speak with your financial advisor and contact the Development office at to discuss options so we can help fulfill your legacy wishes.

UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC

Designed to transform healthcare in Western North Carolina and across the state, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC brings together students and faculty from UNC’s schools of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and public health, creating unprecedented opportunities for interprofessional training, research, collaboration and innovation to improve the health and well-being of our region.

North Carolinians are facing countless changes that require new ways of thinking about healthcare, partnering and investing resources, including:

  • inequities in healthcare outcomes;
  • a lack of affordable and accessible care;
  • a rapidly aging population;
  • shifting payment models and a consolidating healthcare system;
  • increased focus on social determinants of health, such as housing and poverty; and
  • an opioid epidemic and the coronavirus pandemic.

These intractable problems require collaboration across communities, regions, disciplines and industries. UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC leverages the academic and research strength of UNC-Chapel Hill alongside the decades of community-based partnerships MAHEC has developed in the 16-plus counties of Western North Carolina. Together, as UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, UNC-Chapel Hill and MAHEC have joined forces to help meet the unprecedented health-related challenges of this largely rural region of our state.

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