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Make a GiftHow to Give

There are several ways to support the College of Arts and Sciences. Here are a few…

Cash Gifts

Cash Gifts are the simplest method of giving. Please make checks payable to the University of San Diego and in the memo line of the check, please write CAS(College of Arts and Sciences).

Please mail your check to the:

University of San Diego
College of Arts and Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
Founders Hall, Room 106
San Diego, CA 92110
Attn: Valerie A. Attisha ’94, Director of Development

Multiply Your Gift's Impact to College!

Many employers have Matching Gift programs for charitable gifts made to a college or university by employees. Some employers even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. The result means that your gift to the College of Arts and Sciences instantly doubles! Please contact your employer for instructions and more information.

Please mail your completed matching gift form to the:

University of San Diego
College of Arts and Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
Founders Hall, Room 106
San Diego, CA 92110
Attn: Valerie A. Attisha ’94, Director of Development

Credit Card

To make a credit card gift online to College, please click here.

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction:

Faculty and staff can support a department, program, or activity in the College by a making gift through payroll deduction. Please contact Human Resources at x4594 for the authorization form. Simply print and complete the authorization form and send it to the:

University of San Diego
College of Arts and Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
Founders Hall, Room 106
San Diego, CA 92110
Attn: Valerie A. Attisha ’94, Director of Development

Appreciated Securities

Individuals making gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value) earn an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of their securities and avoid capital gain taxes on the transfer.

To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account or the postmark on the transmittal of the stock certificates must be no later than noon on December 28.

Real and Personal Property

A residence or other real property may be given as an outright gift to the College, or individuals may prefer to give their home for the benefit of the College and retain the right to occupy the property for life. Personal property such as paintings, library books, or musical instruments can also make useful gifts.

Bequests

A will provision allows individuals to make a substantial contribution to the College of Arts and Sciences without diminishing the assets available to them during their lifetime. Since bequests are deductible from their taxable estate, significant estate tax savings are possible.

Pooled Income Fund

Gifts to a pooled income fund are invested together with gifts from other individuals to the fund, and the income earned by the fund each year is shared among the participants. Donors do not incur capital gain on the transfer of appreciated long-term securities to the fund. Also, individuals can receive a charitable deduction for a portion of their gift as calculated with Internal Revenue Service tables.

Charitable Gift Annuity

In exchange for a gift of money or securities, the University of San Diego will pay the donor or a loved one a fixed amount annually for the rest of his or her life. A large portion of the income is tax free, and donors also receive a charitable deduction for part of their gift.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Donors can use an irrevocable trust to provide themselves or a loved one with a fixed annual income or an income that varies with the amount of the trust. Part of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction. At the death of the last income beneficiary, the corpus of the trust is distributed to the charity.

Charitable Lead Trust

Donors can support the College for a term of years or for the life of an individual by creating a charitable lead trust. Income will be paid to the Institute each year during the life of the trust. When the trust terminates, the assets in the trust revert to the donor or to individuals the donor wishes to benefit.

Life Insurance

When donors give a life insurance policy to the university, a 501©3 charity, the present cash surrender value of the policy is deductible as a charitable contribution. If donors continue to pay premiums after their gift, they are also deductible.