FAQs

Here are answers to some common questions about how we handle gifts to the College of Education via the University of Arizona Foundation.

Why give?

Your gift to the College of Education provides vital funding that allows us to attract the best and brightest students and faculty and advance as a leader in teacher preparation, education research, and education policy.

How is my gift handled?

A gift made to the College of Education is sent to the UA Foundation for immediate deposit. UAF sends you a gift acknowledgment that will serve as your receipt. Save these for your tax records.

What do you do with my gift?
Your gift is placed in an established fund and will be used for the purposes you state. Whether for a scholarship, professorship, program enhancement or the college’s greatest need, your gift will be used as you wish. It’s our promise to you.
 
How can I enhance my cash gift?
You can make your gift in honor of another person or in memoriam of a loved one. The College of Education Development Office will send announcement of the gift to the person or family of the person in whose name the gift is made.
 
Also, 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 at:
 
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 in your gift acknowledgment a statement saying that the cost of dinner was $25, so $75 of your ticket purchase is eligible for charitable tax deduction.
 
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 the College of Education Development Office for more information:
Rick Zurow, Director of Development
520-621-7143