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Ways to Give

Your gift to Utah State is an investment in today and the future. Every day alumni and friends help Utah State University students and faculty by providing resources for scholarships, research and programs. Make your gift today!
Gifts of Securities

There may be significant tax advantages from contributing appreciated securities transferred to the university as a charitable gift. The value of your gift depends upon the market price of these assets when they are given. You should always contact your financial advisor for professional advice regarding charitable contributions of securities.

Please notify the Advancement Service office (listed below) if you wish to transfer a gift of stock.  Please provide the name and type of securities to be gifted (public, private, restricted, mutual fund, etc.), the number of shares, and the date of the intended transfer.

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


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




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.

Faculty and Staff Giving

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)



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.

Gifts by Mail and by Telephone

Credit Card by Mail

The most secure and simplest way to make a credit card gift is to use our online giving form here.  However, if you prefer, you can make a credit card gift through the mail.  To do so, please send your credit card number, expiration date, phone number and instructions regarding your gift designation to:

Utah State University
Advancement Services Gift Accounting
1490 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1490

This gift form can be downloaded and printed to accompany your donation.

Credit Card by Phone

To make a credit card gift by phone, call the USU Advancement Services toll free at 1-888-OLD-MAIN (653-6246) or direct at 435-797-1327.  Please have your credit card number, expiration date, address, phone number and gift designation ready. 

Personal or Company Check

Please make checks payable to Utah State University and mail, along with instructions regarding your gift designation to:

Utah State University
Advancement Services Gift Accounting
1490 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1490

This gift form can be downloaded and printed to accompany your donation.



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.


Gifts by Electronic Transfer of Funds and Wire Transfers

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
1490 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1490


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)

 



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.

Planned Gifts

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




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.


Matching Gifts

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
1490 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1490


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.



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.


Gifts of Property

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).



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.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution Rule Extension

Last January, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which reinstated the IRA Charitable Rollover until the end of 2013.


The IRA Charitable Rollover, originally passed in 2006 and last expired on December 31, 2011, permits donors age 70 ½ or older who hold traditional or Roth IRA retirement savings accounts to make gift transfers from such an account to qualified nonprofit charities – without first counting it as income and paying income tax. The provision currently extends through December 31, 2013.


Among the provisions of the IRA Charitable Rollover:

  • Traditional 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 pledges to charities.
  • IRA gifts may not exceed $100,000 and must be made by December 31, 2013.
  • IRA gifts cannot be made to charitable remainder trusts, other life income gift arrangements, to donor advised funds or supporting organizations.

A sample letter to an IRA administrator is enclosed.


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


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



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.

Gifts In Memory or In Honor of

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
1490 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1490

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.

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