Ways to Donate

Annual Campaign Gifts

Donors can support the ULF unrestricted endowment fund by making a gift of cash, securities or other assets to the Annual Campaign.  Donors can also make a pledge and pay their annual gifts in installments throughout the year.  The Annual Campaign period runs from January 1 to December 31.  All donors become members of and receive special recognition through the Leadership Society.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the Internal Revenue Code.  

Tributary Gifts

Gifts in honor of or in memory of someone are a meaningful way to commemorate a special occasion or perpetuate the memory of family members and friends, and support the ULF unrestricted endowment fund.  We are always honored to help our donors acknowledge these significant events.  All donors become members of and receive special recognition through the Leadership Society.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs and will match individual gifts from their employees and spouses.  Matching gifts enable donors to double, or even triple, their donation to the ULF.  Contact your human resource department to determine if your company has a matching gift program.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts provide a variety of giving opportunities that enable donors to integrate their charitable, personal and financial goals.  Donors can make a significant and lasting contribution by designating the ULF as a beneficiary in their will, or as a beneficiary of a charitable gift annuity, a charitable trust, a life insurance policy or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).  The Legacy Society honors benefactors who have included the ULF in their estate plans or have made some other type of planned gift to the ULF. 

Securities and Other Appreciated Assets

A gift of appreciated securities is a popular alternative to a cash gift because it actually saves taxes twice.  Donors receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security (if the donor held the security for more than one year) plus the donor will save the capital gain tax on the appreciation. 

For more information about Planned Gifts and gifts of Securities and Other Appreciated Assets, contact Elizabeth Cotton-Murphy at 312-450-6608 or ecotton@uniformlaws.org.