When you make an outright gift to the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, your contribution can be put to work immediately — either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the university's endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value: The simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders made payable to the Brubeck Institute at The University of the Pacific. The university also has the ability to make wire transfer. You can also make your gift online by clicking here >>
Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale. You also may make a gift of mutual funds, non-marketable stock, or closely held stock.
This includes personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land — offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes. Gifts of personal property — including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value — in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific with outstanding tax benefits to you. Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents, and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis.
Planned gifts are especially structured charitable donations that are usually part of an overall financial and/or estate plan. They often provide tax and other financial benefits, thereby allowing you to make a gift with meaningful consequences to both you and the Brubeck Institute. Planned gifts are the foundation for on-going legacy support for the Institute. To learn about deferred or planned gifts, including bequests, life-income plans, and other options for your estate — and for information about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions, and reducing your estate taxes please visit the Office of Planned Giving for the University of the Pacific at http://www.pacificpg.org/
An easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees' personal philanthropy. Simply visit our matching gift database to obtain information about how to maximize your gift with this program. Learn more about Pacific's Matching-Gift Programs >>