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.

Credit Card or eCheck

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.

When making an online gift, you can choose to:

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.

Check by Mail

If you are mailing in your donation by check using our mail in-form, the envelope must have a 2020 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 P.O. Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217, 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).

In addition, please email to specify the designated purpose of your gift. Contact or 303-541-1290 with any questions.

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. For instructions on how to transfer marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, please click here. In addition, please email CU Foundation Gift Management at to specify the designated purpose for your gift. Contact or 303-541-1290 with any questions.

For questions or assistance

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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.