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Ways to Give:

Check | Credit Card | Automatic Bank Draft | Stock Transfer | Matching Gifts | Endowment & Capital Projects | Planned Giving
Thank you for your interest in supporting innovation, progress and promise at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Giving by Check

To give by check, please send your check, made out to "UVEF," to:

University of Virginia Engineering Foundation
P.O. Box 400256
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4256

For more information, please contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at (434) 924-3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu.

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Giving by Credit Card

You can charge your gift to your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card by calling the UVEF office at (434) 924-3045 or by filling out our online form.

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Making an Automatic Bank Draft

The Electronic Gift Payment program allows you to make your gift in monthly payments, automatically deducted from your bank account for the number of months that you specify. Visit the FAQ page to learn more about the Electronic Gift Payment program. If you're ready to enroll in the program, you may download the agreement form online or contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at (434) 924-3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu to receive a form by mail or fax.

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Making a Stock Transfer

Contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at (434) 924-3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu if you are interested in making a gift of stock. You can also read instructions for this giving option online.

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Matching Gifts from Employers

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. At the University, donors receive credit for their employers' matching gifts. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Among the most generous providers of matching gifts to the University are IBM, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris Companies and General Electric. In a single year, Exxon's matches to gifts from its personnel provide over $130,000 to U.Va. and its schools and programs. Hundreds of other companies have similar matching-gift programs. To find out if you work for one of them, use this online search or consult your human resources office, who can provide you with a matching gift form.

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Making Gifts of Endowment & Capital Projects

Transformative gifts of endowment and capital projects in the Campaign for SEAS will help to sustain the School and the University at new levels of distinction, extend the reach of scholarship, support our commitment to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in a way that improves and enriches the lives of people around the world. Our top priorities include capital projects, such as a new University center for Information Technology Engineering, and academic enrichment through professorships for the top faculty and merit based scholarships for deserving students.

Gifts of endowment demonstrate your long-term commitment to support Engineering at UVa. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity — only a portion of the market value of the endowment is used for the purpose specified by a donor. Endowments reflect your interests and serve as a testament to your generosity.

Outright gifts may be used to help finance the construction of facilities, the renovation and expansion of existing buildings and facilities as well as the restoration of historic structures, such as Thornton Hall. Most often these significant gifts allow for naming and other recognition opportunities.

For more information, visit our Goals and Priorities. For personal attention and advice, please call the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at (434) 924-3045 to speak with a development officer.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests, gift annuities or trusts, are gift arrangements that allow individuals to meet their own personal needs while providing future support for the Engineering School . They often provide individuals significant tax advantages while simultaneously maximizing giving potential.

These gifts include:

•  Retirement Plans

•  Wills, Living Trusts

•  Life Insurance

•  Charitable Gift Annuities

•  Charitable Remainder Trusts

•  Charitable Lead Trusts

•  Gift Comparison Chart

The University recognizes all individuals and families who make charitable deferred gifts through membership in the Cornerstone Society.

Please consult the University's Planned Giving Web site for detailed information on the options available.

The Engineering School development officers, in collaboration with the University's gift planning staff, can work with you to create a lasting legacy. You may also call the University Planned Giving office at (800) 688-9882 or contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at (434) 924-3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu for more information.

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