How to Give

The College of Arts & Sciences receives gifts in a variety of forms furthering our mission of teaching, research and service. The University operates on a fiscal year of July 1 to June 30, with annual giving donor recognition calculated on that timeline.  Gifts to UK Arts & Sciences are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Checks and Money Orders:  Make gift payable to the University of Kentucky with a notation reflecting your Arts & Sciences designation and mail it to:

UK College of Arts & Sciences Development Office
202 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY  40506-0027

When mailing checks or money orders at the end of the calendar year, please note you will be credited for tax purposes on the date of postmark.

Online Credit Card Gifts:  Via the University’s secure online giving link donors can make either one-time or recurring credit card gifts.  Be sure and select Arts & Sciences when given the option, as well as specific areas within the College you wish to support.  To give to greatest needs, select “Academic Excellence Fund.”

Stock:  Appreciated stock is one of the smartest ways to give, benefiting the College and providing strong tax incentives to the donor.  Stock shares should be contributed directly to the University rather than being sold first.  By doing so, donors can avoid significant capital gains issues while receiving a tax deduction for the appreciated value.  For more details, see this link on gifts of stock.

Estate and Planned Gifts:  Gifts established through estate planning often allow donors to make transformational gifts and create a personal legacy in the College.  Whether constructed as a simple will arrangement, through a life-income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or trust, or perhaps via life-insurance policy or retirement account, planned gifts of all sizes greatly benefit our mission.  For detailed information, visit the University of Kentucky’s gift planning website.

Payroll Deduction for UK Employees:  Faculty and staff are invited to support the College by enrolling in the payroll deduction process, which automatically deducts your chosen amount each pay period to benefit your A&S area of choice.  To enroll, use these instructions.

Matching Gifts:  Many companies match employee gifts to UK Arts & Sciences.  This process magnifies the impact of your personal gift.  Each company follows a different donor-initiated matching process.  To determine if your employer will match your A&S donation visit the University’s matching gift link.

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