Ways To Give

Ways To Give

How can I make a gift?

ONLINE: Giving online is quick, easy, and safe. If you don't see the area to which you'd like to contribute to in the drop-down menu, please choose "Other" and type it in.

BY CHECK:
1. Please make your check payable to "UA Foundation - Education"
2. Indicate which fund or program you wish to support on the memo line.
3. Mail your check to:

UA College of Education
Office of Development
P.O. Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069

WILLS OR ESTATE PLANS: There are many charitable gift opportunities available to donors who wish to support the College of Education. Planned giving includes a wide range of options that help donors meet their financial goals and philanthropic goals. Please contact Lee O'Rourke, Director of Development (contact info is at the bottom of the page), if you are interested in learning more about planned giving.

ENDOWMENTS OR NAMING OPPORTUNITIES: Please contact Lee O'Rourke, Director of Development (contact info is at the bottom of the page) if you would like to create an endowment fund, establish a fund, take advantage of our naming opportunities, or if you are looking for a specific area to support.

How is my gift processed?

A gift made to the College of Education is processed through the UA Foundation. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 86-6050388. The UA Foundation promptly sends a tax receipt by mail for all gifts of $10 or more. Please save this receipt for your tax records.

When does a gift fee apply to my gift?

The UA applies a one-time administrative charge to new gifts over $1,000. This charge, currently set at 6 percent, goes into the UA development fund, which provides critical support to the UA’s fundraising operations.

Are there exceptions to the gift fee?

Yes. New gifts from donors who have cumulatively given $15 million or more are exempt, as are gifts to pass-through scholarships and some designated for certain equipment purchases. If you have other questions or would like to learn more about this policy, please visit the UA Gift Charge FAQ page.

How can I make a tribute gift/gift in honor of or in memory of someone?

You can make your gift in honor of another person or in memory of a loved one by designated this on the 'tribute' line of our remittance envelope or online. The College of Education Development Office will send an announcement of the gift to the person or family of the person whose name the gift is made in. 

Do you accept corporate matching gifts?

Many employers match gifts from their employees and retired employees. Corporate matching gifts programs can help you double your gifts! Check to see if your company matches gifts.

What if I receive goods or services in connection with my gift?

The IRS requires that we inform you of the value of any goods or services you may have received and the resulting value of your gift. For instance, if you purchase a $100 ticket to a dinner event, we would include a statement in your gift receipt stating the cost of the dinner (let's say $25) with the remaining amount of your ticket purchase eligible for charitable tax deduction ($100 - $25 = $75, in this case).

Can I contribute something other than cash?

Yes! The College of Education through the UA Foundation can accept many types of gifts, including securities, real estate, personal property, wills and trusts.

Contact Us

Emma Marie Mendenhall

  • Program Coordinator

Lee O'Rourke

  • Director of Development, College of Education