Ways to Give
Your support is vital to maintaining the world-class academics and research of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. CALS can work with you to design a giving approach that reflects your philanthropic interests and financial plan, whether that means a cash gift or a donation of securities or real estate.
You may designate your donation for use by CALS today, establish an endowment for support in perpetuity or make a gift through your estate. Here are suggestions for ways to give back to CALS.
- Cash Gifts
- Endowment Gifts
- Estates and Deferred Gifts
- Gifts of Appreciated Stocks
- Real Estate Gifts
- Corporate Matching
- Non-Cash Gifts
Direct monetary support is appreciated to help us continue the important work of CALS. Donations are gladly accepted online or through the mail as a personal check, cashier’s check or money order.
An endowed gift supports CALS in perpetuity by establishing a permanent account, the interest from which generates a funding stream to support the program or initiative of your choice. Endowments can be made through cash, appreciated securities, real estate, etc. or can be part of your estate planning with a bequest or an income generating gift annuity.
Estates and Deferred Gifts
Create your legacy through a planned gift, which can help you meet current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity into the future. A planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family and give you income for life.
Gifts of Appreciated Stocks
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.
Real Estate Gifts
Gifts of real estate are sold quickly and converted into cash or used in connection with a University of Arizona program. 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.
Many companies match the charitable contributions of their 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 department.
Another way to support CALS 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 include computer equipment, automobiles, furnishings, precious minerals, livestock and machinery.
Beyond Dollars and Cents
The gift of your time is just as valuable as a monetary donation — sometimes even more so. Peruse our CALS volunteer opportunities to find one that fits your interests.