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Outright Gifts

Austin songwriters make a gift to the Center for Texas Music History
Representatives from the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association present a check to Dr. Gary Hartman (r), Director of the Center for Texas Music History in the Department of History, to fund the Center's ongoing educational activities. The Center has collaborated with the THSA to acknowledge influential Texas songwriters and to preserve their histories through performances, interviews, and archival collections. In March 2006, the Center and the THSA together organized a sold-out concert that featured Kris Kristofferson and other well-known Texas songwriters.

Philanthropic support from our alumni, parents, and friends enables the College of Liberal Arts to attract outstanding students, recruit and retain distinguished faculty, build and maintain excellent facilities, and offer exceptional learning experiences. There are many ways to make an outright gift to the College of Liberal Arts. You can designate your gift for a particular department or program or for the Dean’s use in funding the College’s highest priorities. If you have questions about the best way to make a gift, please contact:

University Advancement
(512) 245-2396

Cash/Check/Credit Card

A cash gift will be applied immediately to help fund the College’s highest priorities or can be designated to a particular program or department on campus. Cash gifts are tax deductible in the year the gift is given. You can make a cash gift by check or by credit card using our secure form. We do not recommend that you send cash through the mail.

Annual Gifts

Annual donations are crucial in funding the College’s most pressing needs. These gifts give the Dean and Department Chairs the flexibility to fund new initiatives, support student and faculty scholarship and research, enhance student life, and build academic programs. Annual gifts are essential to maintaining the College’s quality.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or person who is still living. Families of those so honored will be notified of your gift; the amount, however, remains a private matter.

Matching Gifts

In many cases, employers will match the amount you give, making it possible to double or triple your support. Simply request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Information on matching gifts can be obtained from the Annual Giving Office on campus or from your company’s human resource office. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of s tocks and bonds that have increased in value (and that you have owned for more than one year) provide greater tax benefits than gifts of cash. The market value of the securities is deductible, subject to applicable limitations, and you will avoid paying the capital gains tax on the appreciation. For instructions on transferring securities from your bank or brokerage firm, please contact Elizabeth Denton, College of Liberal Arts Development Officer.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts-in-Kind are items of tangible, personal property such as art, books, computer equipment, and more. They are donated for related educational purposes and should be accompanied by a gift-in-kind donation form (click link to download form) that includes the fair market value as determined by the donor. The IRS and the University require that gifts-in-kind valued at more than $5,000 also have an independent appraisal provided by the donor.