Major gifts and planned giving
Donations are the fuel that drives UT Athletics. Major gifts are graciously accepted and provide funding for several aspects of men's and women's programs from endowing student-athlete scholarships to helping fund much-needed facility improvements. To learn more about our current capital campaigns, please visit our Facility Projects Web page.
METHODS OF CONTRIBUTION
Gifts of real estate: Real estate in the form of land, buildings, and residences are welcome and may provide significant tax advantages for donors. Certain gifts of real estate allow you to hold an interest in the land for your lifetime or for a specific term of years. After that time it becomes available to The University.
Gifts of securities: Gifts of securities are becoming a popular way of making a substantial contribution to The University. It is to the donor's advantage to give low-cost securities that have appreciated in value since their purchase. The donor may claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of these donated securities as valued on the date the gift is made (except in certain tax preference situations). In addition, the donor may avoid capital gain taxes.
Memorial gifts: In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to The Longhorn Foundation in memory or in honor of loved ones and friends.
Planned gifts: Planned gifts have specific tax advantages and can include lifetime income to a donor's beneficiary. Advantages include income and capital gains tax savings, increased income, and possible estate tax savings.
Endowments: Endowments are essential to provide funding for current and future UT student-athletes. These generous gifts can be made over a five year period and allow our student-athletes to receive a top notch education. Benefits of these gifts must be evaluated on an individual case basis.
Pledges: Pledges are accepted for major gifts.
For more information on major gifts and planned giving to The Longhorn Foundation, please contact us at 512-471-4439.