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Giving Information


Whether you are part of our outstanding faculty or a dedicated staff member, you contribute to the mission of Utah State in numerous ways.  If you are interested in also supporting USU financially, there are many ways to make a gift to the University:

Arrange a payroll deduction (Click here to complete the payroll deduction form).

Make an online gift using the form on the right side.

Make a gift by mail or telephone (click the Gifts by Mail & by Telephone above)

Electronic Funds Transfer (monthly transfers)

Electronic Funds Transfer is a system of transferring money from one bank account directly to another without any paper money changing hands on an ongoing monthly basis. To set up an automatic transfer of funds to Utah State University, complete the form below and send it to:

(PDF download)

Utah State University
Advancement Services Gift Accounting
1590 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1590

Wire Transfer (one time transfer)

Please contact the Advancement Services office for specific instructions and bank information to complete a gift via wire transfer.

Wendy Oliverson
Assistant Director of Gift Management
435-797-1327
wendy.oliverson@usu.edu

Or toll-free 1-888-OLD-MAIN (653-6246)

Plan for future giving through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other planned giving vehicles. If you would like to learn more about making a planned gift to Utah State University, visit our website at www.usu.edu/plannedgiving or call 1-888-OLD-MAIN (653-6246).

Joan Scheffke
Office of Planned Giving
435.797.7191
joan.scheffke@usu.edu

Through matching gift programs, many companies allow employees the opportunity to multiply the impact of their personal contributions.  If your company sponsors a matching gift program, you can easily increase the impact your gift will have on students, faculty, and programs.  Most participating companies will match employee gifts dollar for dollar.  Some will even double- or triple-match a gift.
To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, use our Matching Gift Employer Search.

Search here to find out if you work for a matching gift company.

If your company matches, request a matching gift form from your human resource department, and send it completed and signed to:

Utah State University
Advancement Services Gift Accounting
1590 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1590

Some matching gift programs are requested through an online process.  If you have questions regarding your company’s matching gift program please call the Advancement Services’ office 1-888-OLD-MAIN (653-6246) or direct at 435-797-1327 for assistance.

Utah State University accepts gifts of property, including real estate and other types of personal property such as collections of books or antiquities. If you would like additional information regarding making a contribution of personal property, please contact us at 1-888-OLD-MAIN (653-6246).

In December 2015, Congress passed the PATH Act, which made the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent.  The IRA Charitable Rollover, originally passed in 2006, permits donors age 70 ½ or older who hold traditional IRAs to make gift transfers from such an account to qualified nonprofit charities – without first counting it as income and paying income tax.  This is good news for those individuals who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from their retirement assets, but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income tax penalty.
Among the provisions of the IRA Charitable Rollover:

  • Traditional IRAs are eligible.
  • Only the IRA trustee can transfer gift amounts to a qualified organization. If the IRA owner withdraws funds and then contributes them to charity separately, amounts withdrawn will be included in the donor’s gross income.
  • The amount rolled over directly to the university will not be included in the donor’s income, but no charitable deductions are permitted.
  • IRA gifts may be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution.
  • IRA gifts may be used to satisfy pledges to charities.
  • IRA gifts up to $100,000 that are made by December 31 qualify.
  • IRA gifts cannot be made to charitable remainder trusts, other life income gift arrangements, to donor advised funds or supporting organizations.

The IRA Distribution and Notification form is available here to assist you with your transfer.

If you choose to make a contribution to Utah State University from your IRA required minimum distribution, you will need to inform the university that this is the case.  We will provide you with an official letter for your taxes that notifies the IRS of your gift from your IRA distribution.

If you have already made your gift from your IRA to USU, Thank You!  Make sure you have the letter from Utah State University that confirms that your gift was an IRA Charitable Rollover.  If you don’t have – or cannot find – your letter let us know and we will send a duplicate letter.

Because there are many factors that can influence your income tax situation, it is always advisable to consult your accountant or other tax professional. 

Should you have questions or are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact the Office of Planned Giving:

Joan Scheffke
Office of Planned Giving
435.797.7191
joan.scheffke@usu.edu

Benefactors often choose to memorialize or honor a special person by making a gift in their name. To make a memorial gift, please mail your check (payable to the Utah State University) to:

Utah State University
Advancement Services Gift Accounting
1590 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1590

Please include with your contribution the honoree’s name and address, so that the University may notify that person of your thoughtfulness. In the case of a deceased honoree, please also include the name(s) and address of the family member(s) to whom you would like an acknowledgment sent, as well as their relationship to the deceased.

Typically, an acknowledgment letter will be sent to the donor, and then a letter will be sent to the honoree or honoree’s family. That letter will include the donor’s name and address, but not the gift amount.


Please note: Utah State University is an educational institution and does not provide tax, legal, or financial advice. Any document or information shared by our staff is intended to be educational. We strongly encourage donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisors.