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Ways to Give

UCLA's innovation, dedication, and ability to reimagine medicine are having a profound effect on the healing arts all around the world. These scientific breakthroughs  are due in large part to our friends as well as our alumni, faculty, and staff. 


How You Can Make a Difference

Outright Gifts
Gifts of cash, securities, or other property can be used immediately to support a variety of current needs.

Gift Pledges
A pledge is a formal statement of intent to make a gift over a period of time (up to five years).

Gifts with Retained Interest
You can hold an interest in your gift (e.g., donations of your home) for your lifetime or for a specified term of years, at which point the funds become available to UCLA.

Unrestricted Gifts
Such gifts provide flexibility, allowing UCLA to use them when and where the needs are greatest.

Gifts of Endowment
An endowment, often named, is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity; only a portion of the annual investment income is used, with the rest returned to principal.

Appreciated Securities
A gift of long-term, appreciated marketable securities provides an income tax-charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.

Closely Held Securities
Gifts of securities in a company that is not publicly traded may result in your enjoying tax savings and an increase in income from the donated stock.

Matching Gifts
Many corporations match or multiply their employees' gifts to the University, up to a set amount; please consult your company's personnel office for further information.

Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your home or real property may allow you to claim an income tax charitable deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer, and receive income.

Gifts-in-Kind
UCLA receives a variety of personal possessions of special interest, such as rare books and manuscripts, works of art, and equipment; please contact the Campaign UCLA Office.

Making a Planned Gift
Benefits include capital gains tax savings, increased income, income tax savings, and future financial security, thus maximizing your giving potential.

Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Gifts may be made in memory of an individual or in recognition of a special occasion or person.

Donate Online
To donate online click here to visit our secure website.  When designating a gift online, in the box "Yes! I would like to support:" choose "UCLA Medical Sciences" and in the next box select from the available programs. For in-depth information on any aspect of giving to the Medical Sciences at UCLA, please contact the UCLA Medical Sciences Development Office at (310) 206-0500.