Making Your End-of-Year Gift
Making a gift at the end of the year is a great way to support the University of Colorado and potentially take advantage of any tax benefits you may qualify for this year. To make your gift before year-end, please review the information and suggestions below.
An online gift is the easiest and most reliable way to ensure your end-of-year gift is on time. Online gifts must be made by 11:59 p.m. MST on December 31.
If you would like to donate by phone using a credit card, please call 303-541-1290 before 5pm MST on December 31 and a CU Foundation representative will be happy to accept and process your gift.
If you are mailing in your donation by check using our mail in-form, the envelope must have a 2018 postmark. To be safe, we recommend putting it in the mailbox no later than December 28.
If you are mailing in your check in a way other than through our mail-in form, or if you are providing it in-person to a university representative, the check must be delivered to the CU Foundation on or before December 31 to allow time to process the gift.
Gifts through your IRA
If you are giving to the CU Foundation directly from your Individual Retirement Account through a qualified charitable distribution (also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover), please have your plan administrator mail a check to the University of Colorado Foundation at 10901 W. 120th Avenue, Suite 200, Broomfield, CO 80201, or send funds by wire to University of Colorado Foundation, Account #1828100820, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (ABA #121000248).
Transfer of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds and Other Marketable Securities
CU is happy to accept gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other assets: some donors may accrue tax advantages for donating appreciated securities. If you are considering this as an option for your end-of-year gift, we can help you determine the appropriate process and ensure that securities transfers are posted properly. To start the process, please first contact CU Foundation Accounting at email@example.com or 303-813-7935.
For instructions on the electronic transfer of marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, please click here.
For questions or assistance
IRS Circular 230 Notice: The University of Colorado System does not provide individual legal, tax, or financial advice. Consequently we urge you to seek the advice of your own legal, tax, or financial professionals in connection with gift and planning matters. This communication is not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.