Ways to Give
Our secure site allows you to make a contribution using your credit card.
If you already intend to sell appreciated stock, you may save money by gifting this stock to YU instead of contributing cash. While the gift of stock will, like a gift of cash, entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction, it will also enable you to avoid the capital gains tax you would owe if you had sold the stock yourself.
Cash or Check
Gifts of cash are the most common type of contribution. Unless you derive a benefit from your contribution (for example, a portion of it pays for a gala YU dinner), you can generally deduct 100 percent of your gift.
Many companies have corporate gift matching programs through which they will supplement the charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your company's Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don't, ask your company to start one.)
Planned giving options include gifts of pensions, life income trust, life insurance and real estate. With a carefully considered gift strategy and estate planning, you may earn an income while putting money to work for YU, reduce taxes now or for your heirs and create a lasting philanthropic contribution that supports the mission and educational excellence of Yeshiva University.
If you anticipate selling your house, remember that an outright gift of your residence will entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction equal to its entire appraised or fair market value. If you do not anticipate relocating, you may find that a gift of your house with a "retained life estate" is even more attractive.
In-kind gifts are non-cash gifts to the University, such as books, artwork, historical documents, equipment or property. Since the taxes for in-kind gifts vary significantly depending on the nature of the gift, please consult your tax adviser when considering such a contribution.