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Frequently Asked Questions about Giving

Frequently Asked Questions about Giving

Frequently Asked Questions about Giving

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Can I give online?

It's easy to give online through our secure system. Or you may call (512) 499-4777 or (866) 883-6667 to make a gift with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a fund created with gifts received from a donor with the restriction that the principal is not expendable. The gifts are invested in perpetuity and only the distributions are expended for the purposes designated by the donor.

What is the minimum amount needed to start an endowment at the UT System?

$10,000. You may take up to five years to establish an endowment. Endowments may be funded with at least 20 percent of the funding total (e.g., for a $10,000 endowment, $2,000 must be received) and a signed endowment agreement. For more information regarding establishing an endowment at the UT System, contact Chandra McTyre at (512) 579-5059.

Can I make a gift of securities (e.g., stock, bonds, IRAs)?

Yes. For more information regarding gifts of securities, contact Charlotte Hambrick at (512) 499-4346 or Jean Bennett at (512) 579-5142.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift that is transferred by will. For more information about making a bequest to the UT System or about other planned giving opportunities at the UT System, contact Jan Hopson (512) 499-4320.

More Information

For more information, please contact us at (512) 499-4777 or chancellorscouncil@utsystem.edu.

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