Types of Gifts
Gifts of CashCash gifts are immediately available to the university for both donor designated or undesignated purposes. Cash gifts tend to be the most common means of philanthropy.
Gifts of Securities, Real Estate and Personal PropertyTransferring securities, either stocks or bonds, allows you to make a gift to the university and receive a charitable deduction equal to the full fair market value. You also may avoid paying a capital gains tax on your charitable contribution.
Gifts of real estate can have special benefits for both the donor and the recipient. You may give real estate as a current gift and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift. Gifts must meet certain criteria in order to be accepted by the university.
Commitment of Intent to Make a GiftCommitment gifts are usually designated to a specific fund or program, and there are three ways you can make a commitment of intent.
- Periodic Cash Gift--Making a gift by sending in or e-mailing a commitment form to the university.
- Authorization by Credit Card
- Electronic Funds Transfer--You can request the information online that is needed to implement an electronic funds transfer. You will only need to send in a blank check to set up the transfer.
Matching GiftsMany companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to make charitable contributions. Matching gifts are a great vehicle for donors to maximize the impact of their gift. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, use our search tool below: