You may choose from a number of options for making your gift. Learn more about ways to make a donation that works best for you.
How to Give
Cash and Checks: Gifts of cash made to the School of Public Affairs through the UCLA Foundation or UC Regents are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by the donor. Make check payable to UCLA Foundation and send to:
Development Office UCLA School of Public Affairs 337 Charles E. Young Drive East 3250 School of Public Affairs Building Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656 Download a giving form to fill out and mail it in.
Credit and Debit Cards: Donors may elect to make a gift via a charge to a credit or debit card. Cards accepted for donations include VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Make a secure credit or debit card gift online now. (For gifts under $50,000.)
Electronic Funds Transfer: Monthly payments via electronic funds transfer may be arranged through a donor’s financial institution and the UCLA Foundation.
Wire Transfer: Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the University that a wire transfer has been made by notifying the School of Public Affairs Development Office at (310) 206-4612.
Securities: Financial institutions provide minimal information on securities transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the School of Public Affairs Development Office that a securities transfer has been made. Gifts of securities are recorded based on the mean market value of the stock, bond, or mutual fund on the date of gift, which is determined by the date the donor relinquishes control of the asset. Please contact the securities coordinator for the UCLA Foundation at (310) 794-3434 for more information and for detailed transfer instructions.
Gifts-in-Kind: Gifts of tangible personal property, such as equipment or books that are donated for related educations purposes are recorded at their fair market value. Gifts-in-kind valued in excess of $500 should be accompanied by a deed of gift and the fair market value as determined by the donor. The IRS and the University require that gifts-in-kind valued at more than $5,000 also have an independent appraisal provided by the donor. If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind to the School of Public Affairs, please contact the Development Office at (310) 206-4612.
Employer Matching Gifts: Employer matching gifts can double or triple your gift…and you can receive full credit for the total amount of the donation for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Hundreds of companies currently match the gifts of their employees or employees’ spouses to UCLA. Participating employers are specially recognized on the School’s Honor Roll. To find out if your or your spouse’s employer matches gifts, you may check our database at http://www.matchinggifts.com/ucla/ before making your donation. You can request and fill in a matching gift form from your company (often through the human resources office) and mail in or fax the form to the School of Public Affairs development office.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts: Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still living. Alumni frequently make gifts to honor a faculty member at the School of Public Affairs. A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Families of those so honored will be notified of your gift, but the amount of the gift is not disclosed. If you are interested in making a memorial or honorary gift, please make sure to provide the appropriate information when you make or submit your gift.
Gifts of Real Estate and Materials : Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the University. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to UCLA, while continuing to occupy the property for life. The UCLA School of Public Affairs gratefully accepts donations of materials that support its academic, teaching and research mission. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items of value. If you are interested in making a gift of real estate or materials, please contact the School of Public Affairs Development Office at (310) 206-4612.