Gifts at Work
With a gift of $2,500 or more to your preferred UCLA Luskin fund, you will join this select group of the Luskin supporters who enjoy exclusive opportunities listed below. By directing your leadership support to the Dean’s Innovation Fund (6912), you will also become a part of the UCLA Fund’s Chancellor’s Society with an extended list of campus courtesies listed below. The generosity of our Dean’s Associates creates a tangible impact on today’s students— and promises an even better UCLA experience for future Bruins.
Make your gift online now, or download this pledge form, complete the form with accompanying check and mail to the address listed.
Join the Dean’s Associates now
Courtesies of the UCLA Luskin Dean’s Associates:
- Invitations to exclusive Dean’s Associate Salons
- VIP Receptions at Luskin Lectures
- Reserved seating at selected School programs
- Recognition on School publications and communications
- A personal liaison to assist with campus needs
- Complimentary parking for campus events and meetings
- A subscription to UCLA Magazine and UCLA Luskin Forum
Additional Courtesies of the UCLA Fund’s Chancellor’s Associates
- Utilize UCLA’s top-ranked libraries*
- Enjoy the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center and John Wooden Center*
- Invitation-only events on campus and in your community, providing opportunities to network with other Chancellor’s Associates donors
- The option to purchase priority seating for football & men’s basketball games**
- Receive complimentary admission to on-campus UCLA sporting events²
- Volunteer opportunities through Chancellor’s Associates regional committees
- Complimentary parking on campus up to 12 times annually and the opportunity to purchase a donor parking permit*
- Recognition in the UCLA Fund Chancellor’s Associates Honor Roll
- Priority seating at cultural events (as available)
- Access to our private LinkedIn group for exclusive professional networking
*Indicates additional steps required; **subject to availability; ²except football and men’s basketball
For more information about these courtesies or about the Associates programs above, please contact:
Fellowships and Endowments
How to Give
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.
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 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.
CHARITABLE GIFT INFORMATION AND TAX DOCUMENTS
All gifts to the UCLA School of Public Affairs are fully tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes, and subject to any limitations placed on charitable gifts. Go here for other fund disclosures and information on donor privacy.
For UCLA tax I.D. numbers, tax exemption letters, and other frequently requested documents, please visit the UCLA Donor Toolkit.
Bequests and Planned Gifts: Legacy gifts have resulted in some of the School’s most generous and far-reaching gifts. Your planned gift will ensure aca- demic excellence and access for generations to come. Your gift can also provide financial and tax benefits for you, your heirs, and others you care about.
Many individuals who could not otherwise make a major gift find they are able to do so with a carefully planned gift, thereby fulfilling their philanthropic goals for the School.
Planned gifts include:
- Pooled Income Funds
- Gift Annuities
- Charitable trusts
- Gifts of property or real estate
Whatever your age, you can make a substantial contribution to the UCLA School of Public Affairs through a planned gift and satisfy your personal tax and longterm financial goals at the same time.
UCLA First Century Society: The generous alumni, friends and parents who have chosen to remember UCLA in their estate plans are a special group. They are visionary. And uncommonly dedicated. Their philanthropy has helped propel UCLA’s rise among the world’s great universities. The First Century Society was created to honor these individuals, who have built their legacies through planned gifts that are meaningful to them.
Members of the First Century Society share a strong common bond of philanthropy that has championed UCLA’s first century of extraordinary achieve- ment. And they have the satisfaction of ensuring UCLA’s continued preeminence when the university celebrates its centennial and begins its second century in 2019.
Turning their individual passions into action, these donors have looked ahead to the needs of future generations. They have effectively put “money in the bank” to fulfill countless opportunities that ensure excellence campuswide – from scholarships to life-changing research, fellowships to distinguished faculty recruitment. And depending on the plan selected, they have helped solidify their own financial futures as well.
We invite you to join the committed philanthropists who enjoy the rewards of membership in the First Century Society.
Learn More: UCLA has extensive planned giving resources, dedicated staff, and in-house attorneys available to answer your questions, on a confidential basis and without charge or obligation. To learn more you are welcome to contact the university Planned Giving Office directly.