There are many ways to invest in the future of the college. Our development staff will work with you to ensure that your gift meets your goals and financial needs while also benefiting the college. Your gift, no matter the amount, will help ensure that the college will continue to be a strong educational asset for our students, and a vital resource for our community.
How to Give by Mail
If you would like to mail us your gift, please make your check payable to the University of Tennessee and mail it, along with the gift-pledge form, to the development office. You may also charge your gift to your credit card by using this form.
How to Give Online Using a Credit Card
Gifts by credit card can be made using our online giving site. This is a fast, safe, and secure way of investing in the college. The university accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed at the university; however these gifts require special planning. Please contact the CEHHS development office at 865-974-3968 for more information.
Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash, or credit card:
- You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but it is not taxable if you transfer ownership to the university.
- Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
- You receive gift credit for the full ,fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.
Many companies provide matching gifts for their employees as part of their employee benefit packages. If you plan to make a gift, check with your employer to see if they participate in a matching gift program. This is an easy way to enhance the impact made by your gift.
To see if your company matches and at what levels, please visit Matching Gifts.