Other Ways to Give

Gift Pledges

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift. It may be followed by an immediate gift or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete a gift pledge by making regular payments over time.

Gifts with Retained Interest

Your gift can allow you to hold an interest in that gift for your lifetime or for a specified term of years. After that time, the funds become available to the specified project or program. For example, you can set up a charitable trust that allows you to receive income from that trust for a specified period, or for life.

Planned Giving: Legacy Gifts

Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor. Many UCI MIND donors have utilized planned giving methods and are enjoying the benefits today: capital gains tax savings, increased income and income-tax savings.

Gifts of Endowment

A gift of endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, and only a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to principal. Thus, over the years, the fund can grow and hopefully keep up with inflation. Such endowments, which typically bear the name of the donor or donors, reflect your interest and serve as an enduring testament to your generosity.

Appreciated Securities

A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities helps you save taxes twice. Such a gift will provide an income tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.

Gifts of Real Estate

When you give a gift of your home or real property, you may claim an income tax charitable deduction based on the full market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes, and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. Gifts of real estate can also provide income to you.

When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the Institute gains flexibility not otherwise available. Unrestricted gifts can be used to meet the changing or urgent needs of the Institute.

The federal government spends $6 billion a year on all cancer research. It spends only $480 million a year on Alzheimer’s research. The numbers of deaths from cancer are declining, while those attributed to Alzheimer’s disease are increasing rapidly. We actively advocate for increased funding from the National Institute on Aging.

Government-funded research alone cannot provide the answer. The gap can only be filled by members of the community. You! All of us! Private donors at all levels of giving who fund research today create hope tomorrow.