Ways to Give

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Jennifer Scott
Director of Development
(530) 752-5304

We respect that, for each donor who wishes to provide significant philanthropic support, there are personal, financial, and gift planning aspects to consider.

We will work with you to realize your philanthropic vision and develop the gift plan that best meets your needs. At your request, we can also work with your tax and financial advisers.

Following are various gift types and their associated benefits. You may wish to consider a mix of gift types to help you achieve both your philanthropic and financial objectives.

Cash Gifts
  • Simplest and most popular giving method
  • Tax deductible in the year they are given
Gifts of Securities
  • Include stocks, mutual funds and bonds
  • Avoid capital gains taxes
  • Provide an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of long-term, appreciated securities
Gifts of Real Property
  • Include land, farms, personal residences, and rental or commercial property
  • Avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets
  • Provide an income-tax deduction for the full fair market value of long-term, appreciated property
  • Eliminate property expenses and taxes
  • Can provide continued use for life through a retained life estate gift
Bequests and Living Trusts
  • Establish UC Davis Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate
  • Provide an estate tax deduction equal to value of gift
  • Offer flexibility by allowing you to provide for family first
Retirement Plan Gifts
  • Name UC Davis Foundation as a beneficiary
  • Eliminate income tax on the plan
  • Preserve plan’s value
Life-Income Gifts
  • Include charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities
  • Provide potential tax savings on income, estate and capital gains
  • Generate income for you and/or your loved ones for a fixed period of time or until your passing
  • Distribute the remaining assets to UC Davis Foundation