Giving to the School
The School of Dentistry is pleased to accept gifts in various forms including monetary gifts by means of check or credit card. You may also give online. To make a gift to the Apollonian Society, click here; to give to other areas of the School of Dentistry organization, click here. In addition, the School accepts donations of appreciated securities including stocks and bonds, real estate and other assets of value, gifts in kind, and deferred or planned gifts. We invite you to peruse the list below, and to contact the development office if you have any questions. For our guidelines for development awareness, click here.
- Gift Pledges
A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to UCLA. It may be followed by an immediate gift, or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete their gift pledge by making regular payments over a period of time. This method often allows donors to give more generously than they may have originally considered.
- Gifts with Retained Interest
This type of gift allows you to hold an interest in that gift for your lifetime or for a specified term of years. After that time, the funds become available to the University. A charitable trust or gift of real estate may fall under this category. When you make your gift, you have the satisfaction of knowing that plans you make today will help to support the University in the next century.
- Unrestricted Gifts
When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the University gains crucial flexibility. Unrestricted gifts are used to meet changing or urgent needs such as library acquisitions, state-of-the-art technology, equipment or new research initiatives.
- Gifts of Endowment
A gift for endowment demonstrates your farsighted commitment to the University. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, and only a portion of the annual nvestment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to principle. Thus, over the years, the fund can grow and hopefully keep pace with inflation. Such endowments, which typically bear the name of the donor or donors, reflect your interests and serve as an enduring testament to your generosity.
- Appreciated Securities
A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities helps you save taxes twice. Such a gift will provide an income-tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.
- Closely Held Securities
Securities in a company that is not publicly traded are known as closely held securities. When a donor makes a gift of these securities to The UCLA Foundation, the donor may enjoy tax savings and can even increase income from the donated stock.
- Matching Gifts
Many corporations have demonstrated their support for UCLA by matching, or multiplying, their employees' gifts to the University. Before you make a gift, consult your company's personnel office for further information about matching programs.
- Gifts of Real Estate
When you give a gift of your home or real property to UCLA, you may claim an income-tax charitable deduction based on the full market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes, and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. Gifts of real estate can also provide income to you as a gift with retained interest.
You may wish to give UCLA a personal possession of special interest. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items. To determine the University's interest in the object you would like to give, please contact the Campaign UCLA office.
- Planned Gifts
Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor. A planned gift maximizes your giving potential and can even allow you to ensure your future financial security or that of a loved ne. For further information about making a planned gift or bequest to UCLA, visit UCLA's Office of Gift Planning website.