Ways to Give

Below are some of the most common ways you can support the University of Iowa area(s) of your choice, often while realizing tax benefits. No matter how – or how much – you give, your generosity will make a difference in the lives and work of UI students, educators, and all whom the University serves.

Annual Giving

Ongoing, sustaining gifts that enable UI areas to embrace opportunities and meet challenges.
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Planned Giving

Gifts carefully planned to help you meet your philanthropic and financial goals
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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Relationships with corporations and foundations that result in philanthropic benefit for The University of Iowa
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Matching Gifts

A way to multiply your generosity through your employer’s matching gift program. Learn more

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift supporting any area of The University of Iowa in memory or honor of a teacher, student, relative, or friend. Making an honorary or memorial gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life and accomplishments.

When you make an honorary or memorial gift, the UI Foundation will (if requested) notify the honoree or next of kin, and will administer the gift as you direct.

Honorary and memorial gifts may be made via the UI Foundation’s online giving site.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated (increased in value) can have an immediate impact on your favorite University of Iowa program—and also create an immediate income tax deduction for you based on the assets’ current value.

Appreciated Securities:

Mutual Funds
It is possible to make a gift using shares of mutual funds — if you plan ahead.

The benefits are similar to making a gift of appreciated securities, but the process generally takes a little longer. You should allow four to six weeks for the transaction to be processed. If you are planning on making a year-end gift we recommend you start the process as early as November.

Please fill out Instructions for Giving Mutual Funds form and you will be contacted with information on how to gift your shares of a mutual fund.

Cash gifts

Outright gifts made via cash, check, credit card, or other means.

Real and personal property

Real estate and marketable items of personal property.

Online giving

Gifts made through www.givetoiowa.org