There are many ways to make a difference by giving to The University of Texas System. If you have any questions or if we can help in any way, please contact us at (512) 499-4777 or giving@utsystem.edu. To contact a member of our staff directly, please click here.

Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts to The University of Texas System make an immediate impact and provide funding to advance excellence in education, health care and research. Individuals who make an outright gift to the UT System become members of the 1881 Society. Membership is renewed on an annual basis. 1881 Society members are invited to attend special events like the Chancellor’s Council Annual Meeting and Symposium and receive regular communications from the Chancellor. To make an outright gift, you may give online or read about the Ways to Give below.

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts are a long term strategic investment in The University of Texas System. Ashbel Smith Circle is a group that recognizes generous individuals who establish endowments to benefit the UT System. The corpus of the endowment is invested through The University of Texas Investment Management Company, and the distributions from the gift support the UT System in perpetuity. To establish an endowment, you may give online or read about the Ways to Give below.

Many organizations will match gifts made by their employees and associates. Please check with your human resource office to determine if your employer sponsors such a program and submit the applicable form to your employer to request a matching gift.

Outright gifts or endowment gifts may be made in honor of or in memory of individuals. An acknowledgement letter will be provided to the honoree and/or their family.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts made now may benefit the The University of Texas System during your life or after your lifetime. Such gifts include bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities. Planned gifts enable you to support the UT System, receive tax benefits, and sustain your current lifestyle.  Charitable gift annuities are established through The University of Texas Foundation. To learn more about establishing a planned gift, please contact Jan Hopson at jhopson@utsystem.edu or (512) 499-4320.

Ways to Give

Give Online

Make a gift online through our secure system.

Gifts by Credit Card and Check

You may make a gift online or call (512) 579-5142 or (866) 883-6667 to make a gift with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card over the phone. Credit card information and checks (made payable to The University of Texas System or the UT System) can also be mailed to the address below.

To establish a pledge or endowment, or to provide additional gift instructions, please print and return the Gift Form to the address below.

Office of Development and Gift Planning Services
210 West 6th Street, Suite 1.200
Austin, Texas 78701

Gifts of Securities (e.g., stock, bonds, mutual funds)

Gifts in the form of appreciated securities provide many benefits. Donors may receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reducing or eliminating capital gains taxes. To make a gift of securities, please contact Charlotte Hambrick at chambrick@utsystem.edu or (512) 499-4346 or Jean Bennett at jbennett@utsystem.edu or (512) 579-5142.

Gifts of Real Estate

An outright gift of real estate can provide the donor with a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the real property gift. To learn more about making a gift of real estate, please contact Jan Hopson at jhopson@utsystem.edu or (512) 499-4320.

Gifts in Kind

Valuable collections such as works of art, rare books, paintings or antiques may be given and also result in tax benefits. To learn more about making gifts in kind, please contact Jan Hopson at jhopson@utsystem.edu or (512) 499-4320.

Questions?

If you have any questions or if we can help in any way, please contact us at (512) 499-4777 or giving@utsystem.edu. To contact a member of our staff directly, please click here.