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Funding Your Gift

Looking for ways to fund your gift?

Among the most common are:

Cash - Cash gifts are an easy way to give. Cash gifts of any size can have an immediate impact on the University campus, college, or program of your choice. Mail a check, call us or make a gift online using your credit card. Monthly giving is a convenient way to spread your contribution over time.

Securities - Gifts of stock, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds that have increased in value. Here's a form to help you make gifts of securities.

Property - You can give real estate (homes, cabins, commercial buildings, farm land, and condos) or tangible personal property (art work, book or antique collections, livestock, or crops). In some cases you can continue to use the asset during your lifetime.

Retirement plan assets - One frequently overlooked way you can make a charitable contribution is by using your IRA, qualified retirement plan assets, or commercial annuities.

Life insurance - Have a life insurance policy that you no longer need? Giving it to the U can be a way to combine charitable objectives with tax advantages for you.

Further Information

You'll find related information in our Planned Giving and Outright Giving sections.


Here's contact information tailored to your need, and organized by the campus, college or program you want to benefit with your gift.

Professional Advisors: you will find information you need here.