Ways to Give
The generous support of people like you helps to educate students, strengthen our research, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders. There are a variety of ways to support the University of Oregon and gifts of all sizes are a powerful investment in our mission and community. Whether you are making a one-time gift, making a pledge of recurring contributions, considering a planned gift, or establishing an endowed fund, the best giving plan considers both your desire for how and when the university will use the funds and which of your assets best matches those of your financial and/or tax situation.
Outright gifts are the easiest and most direct way to give to the University of Oregon. These include credit card, check, money order, electronic funds transfer, securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), real estate, or tangible property. For some, a direct rollover distribution from their IRA may be the best method for making an outright gift. Gifts will be directed to the President’s Gift Fund unless you specify otherwise.
The Foundation assesses a 5% gift fee. This fee is transferred directly to the University of Oregon to provide ongoing, essential funds for the university's advancement efforts and emerging priorities.
To be effective, fundraising requires financial resources to offset direct operational costs related to soliciting, processing, and stewarding private contributions. Revenue generated by this gift fee helps offset these costs and provides necessary resources to grow constituent engagement and encourage philanthropic support for the University of Oregon.
Give by Phone
If you wish to pay by credit card over the phone, please call Gift Services at 541.302.0300 Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PST.
Bank wire transfers are the fastest and most secure way to send cash to the university. Domestic and international transfers originate from your financial institution. If you would like to make a gift via wire transfer, please contact the Gift Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or Administrative Services at 541.302.0300.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or Other Securities
Giving a gift of publicly traded stock may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to the University of Oregon Foundation. The Foundation has a range of brokerage accounts to accept your gift of securities. To make a gift via stock to our main account, you can download and complete the Stock Transfer Form. If you have questions or need information for our additional brokerage accounts, contact our Stock Gifts team at email@example.com. Please note that the Foundation cannot send the form to your brokerage firm to initiate your gift.
Recurring gifts are an easy, automatic way to support the University of Oregon with a continuous and dependable source of funding. It is a convenient, customizable, and environmentally friendly method of giving that works with any budget or schedule. You can set up your recurring gift by credit card by visiting our online giving page and selecting "make this a recurring gift" under the gift frequency section. Once you have entered your payment information and submitted your recurring gift, the University of Oregon Foundation will automatically deduct gifts from your credit card in accordance with the amount and frequency you selected.
Your gift to the University of Oregon could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Most companies award a 1:1 match, while others elect to provide a larger amount that can triple or even quadruple the value of your donation. Your employer’s personnel office can provide you with information on how to take advantage of your company’s matching gift benefit.
A pledge is a signed and dated commitment to make a gift by paying over a period of time. This allows you to spread payments and tax benefits over a period of up to 5 years, which can often allow donors to make a larger commitment. We will work with UO development officers to create a document for you that properly addresses your giving intent.
An after-lifetime or estate gift, also known as a planned gift, might be a good option for your future and the University of Oregon's. There are a wide range of estate gift options that allow you to customize your method of giving, receive potential financial benefits, and provide for loved ones, all while supporting the University of Oregon. Please visit our gift planning page for more information.