Gifts of cash, securities, or other property can be used immediately to support a variety of current needs.
A pledge is a formal statement of intent to make a gift over a period of time (up to five years).
Such gifts provide flexibility to the University (for the health enterprise), allowing UCLA to use them when and where needs are critical, and providing donors with the reassurance that their support will be used where most required.
Gifts of Endowment
An endowment, often named, is a fund, program, or chair maintained in perpetuity; only a portion of the annual investment income is used, with the rest returned to principal.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Your gift of cash, stock, or other property to UCLA can help provide you and a beneficiary with annual income for life. Benefits, which include capital gains tax savings, increased income, income tax savings, and future financial security, maximize your giving potential.
Gifts with Retained Interest
You can hold an interest in your gift (e.g., donating your home) for your lifetime or for a specified term of years, at which point the funds become available to UCLA.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your home or other 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.
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 tax savings and increase in income from the donated stock.
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.
You can give a variety of personal possessions of special interest, such as rare books and manuscripts, works of art, and equipment.
Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Gifts may be made in memory of an individual or in recognition of a special occasion or person.
When designating a gift online, first click on either the "School" or "Cause" buttons, choose the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA or UCLA Health, then select the fund, department, or division that you would like to support.