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Gifts of Cash

A majority of the gifts made to BYU come in the form of cash—via check, credit card, or wire transfer. A gift of cash entitles you to the most generous federal tax deduction available for charitable contributions. You may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash, and you may carry over any amount above that figure for up to five additional years.

Checks for gifts to the College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences should be made payable to “Brigham Young University” and mailed to:

BYU
Attn: Brent Hall
N181 ESC
Provo, Utah 84602
(Please mark on the check what you would like your gift to support)

For cash gifts by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, or to make donations via cash wire transfer, please call 801-422-4501 for instructions.

Gifts of Marketable Securities

Often the most economical way to give is with a gift of appreciated securities (that you have held for more than one year). Consult your tax advisor about how it may benefit you.

Have your broker call the Donations in Kind Office at 801-240-2554 for instructions to transfer securities.

Additionally, please call us (801-422-4501) or notify us by email (brenth@byu.edu) so we can watch for the gift and make sure it gets to the right account.

Gifts of Other Assets

Gifts to BYU are also welcomed in the form of other assets. Some examples include gifts of closely held stock, real estate, and tangible personal property (if its use is related to BYU’s educational purpose).

For more information or to discuss donations you may want to make, please call 801-422-4501 or email brenth@byu.edu.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers have generous matching programs that will match employees’ donations to BYU. Your Human Resources office should know if your company has such a program, or you can call us and we will check for you. Your gift can have an even greater impact if your company (or your spouse’s company) has a matching gift program.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out completely, sign it, and send it to:

BYU
Attn: Brent Hall
N181 ESC
Provo, Utah 84602

We will do the rest.

The impact of your gift could be doubled or even tripled!

Some companies also match gifts made by retirees. (BYU’s Federal Tax ID: 87-0217280)

Planned Giving from Your Estate

Working with your personal estate-planning advisor, you can put your assets to work for the university, and you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Below are some gifting strategies and options that are available. If one of these seems right for you, please call us to learn more (801-422-4501).

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF):

Charitable Gift Annuities

Leaving a bequest in your will or trust

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts