How to Make a Gift
Outright gifts of cash, by check or credit card, are the easiest gifts to make. They are also tax deductible in the year given. UT Austin also gratefully accepts pledges — gifts that are paid over time. You can make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that works best for you.
To make a gift by credit card, you can give now using our secure server, or call 512-471-3299 or 800-687-4602 and provide your credit card information over the phone.
Pledges and cash gifts made by check (payable to The University of Texas at Austin) should be mailed with your contribution form (download Adobe Reader) or a letter stating your gift’s purpose to:
College of Natural Sciences, Dean's Office
The University of Texas at Austin
W.C. Hogg Building, Suite 3.104
120 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G2500
Austin, TX 78712 USA
(512) 232-1045 (fax)
2013 IRA rollover gifts from donors 70½ years of age and older
Legislation passed by the Congress of the United States on Jan. 1, 2013, extends the opportunity for older Americans to make gifts from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to The University of Texas at Austin through Dec. 31, 2013.
Individuals age 70½ or older can direct the custodian of an IRA to transfer up to $100,000 to the university before Dec. 31, 2013. The gift amount must be transferred directly from the custodian of the IRA. The owner of the IRA can designate how the gift is to be used by the university, but the gift cannot be used to pay memberships or to retain or obtain preferred seating for athletic events.
As long as these requirements are followed, the amount transferred from the IRA custodian to the university is not reportable as income but also does not qualify for the federal income tax charitable deduction.
IRA rollover gifts should be made payable to The University of Texas at Austin and mailed to:
University Development Office
Gift Planning Team
P.O. Box 7458
Austin, TX 78713-7458
Thanks Day - November 7, 2012
It takes an entire community to educate a Longhorn. And for that, we designated Nov. 7, 2012, as Thanks Day to give a Texas-sized “Thank you” to everyone - UT parents, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, taxpayers, state legislators, and everyone else - who makes a Longhorn education possible.
Click on the link below for video of students:
The purpose of Thanks Day is to educate students about how UT is funded and about its current funding structure and needs. The event is slated for early November because it marks the first quarter of the school year, which is approximately the same proportion of a student’s education that is funded by tuition and fees.