Ways to Give
Ways to Give
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will work with you to design a giving approach that reflects your philanthropic priorities and financial plan, whether that means a cash gift or a donation of securities or real estate. You may designate it for use by the College today, establish an endowment for support in perpetuity, or make a gift through your estate. Your outright gift will make an immediate impact on CALS. Outright gifts can be made in cash — and potentially increased through corporate matching programs — or through securities or real estate.
Checks should be made out to University of Arizona Foundation – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with the specific purpose on the memo line.
Many companies match the charitable contributions of employees. If you work for a matching gift company, your gift to CALS could be worth two, three, or even four times as much. In most cases, using this benefit is as easy as contacting your human resources office. Typically, all that is required is a short gift validation form mailed in with your paid contribution. Thousands of potential donation dollars are missed out on each year when match-eligible donors fail to submit company matching forms.
Other Tax Advantages
Securities Gifts of appreciated securities can provide special tax advantages, including a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and avoidance of capital gains taxes. Accepted appreciated securities include stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The simplest and most efficient way to make a gift of any security is to instruct your broker to transfer the security to the University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Planned and Deferred Gifts
Create your legacy through a planned gift. Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. A planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and provide you income for life. You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs you nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will.)For more information about the many ways in which you can make a planned gift to benefit CALS, please visit http://uafoundation.giftplans.org
Real Estate Gifts
Gifts of real estate are sold quickly and converted into cash or used directly in connection with a University program. All real estate gifted to the University of Arizona Foundation is on the market for sale. Types of accepted real estate include vacant land, residential property, and commercial property. Improved property with mortgages can be accepted if the loan is 50% or less of the appraised value and can be sold quickly.
Another way to support the UA is through gifts of tangible personal property. When the gift relates to the “charitable purpose” of the UA, you may be eligible for a deduction equal to the full fair market value of the item. Gifts in-kind include computer equipment, automobiles, furnishings, precious minerals, livestock, and machinery.
Your endowed gift will support CALS in perpetuity by establishing a permanent account, the interest from which will generate a funding stream to support the program or initiative of your choice. Endowment gifts can be made through cash and corporate matching programs, securities, real estate, or can be planned or deferred. When you design an endowment gift to CALS, you are investing in the future — we will hold that gift in perpetuity. The minimum amount of $25,000 will be invested, and a designated portion of the investment return will fund the endowed program, faculty chair, scholarship, or initiative of your choice. Investment strategy, historical return, and additional information are available upon request. Named Opportunities An endowed gift is also a lasting and meaningful opportunity to have your name or the name of a loved one linked with an area of special interest within CALS.