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Ways to Give

Commencement on the Quad

The University accepts gifts of cash (cash, check, and credit card), gifts-in-kind (property and real estate), and gifts of securities.

Online via our secure website
By phone (775) 784-1587.
By mail

Send your gift by check or send your credit card information to:
The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
Financial Services and Records
University of Nevada, Reno, Mail Stop 162
Reno, NV 89557-0162
Checks should be made payable to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation. If you wish to direct your support to a particular area or school of the University, please include these instructions.

Via wire transfer

When making a gift of cash via wire transfer it is important to notify Gift Services (775) 784-1587 of the gift and to reference the donor's name and the purpose of the gift in the wire transfer instructions. When you call, we will give you the routing number and swift code.

A donor-advised fund is a fund established at a public charity. When you establish a donor-advised fund, you receive an immediate tax benefit and may then recommend distributions from the fund to other non-profit entities, such as the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, on your own timetable. To learn more about recommending distributions from your donor-advised fund to the University of Nevada Reno, Foundation, contact our accounting staff at (775) 784-1587.

Establishing an automatic monthly withdrawal from your checking or savings account is a hassle-free way to lend regular support to the University initiatives and programs that matter most to you. To learn more about providing an electronically scheduled gift, contact our accounting staff at (775) 784-1587.

University of Nevada faculty and staff have the option of supporting the University through automatic pre-tax payroll deductions. To learn more, contact our accounting staff or call us at (775) 784-1587.

Maximize your contribution to the University by utilizing your employer's matching gifts program. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, enter your company name here. To learn more about matching gifts, contact our accounting staff at (775) 784-1587.

Gifts of equipment or other personal property that support the specific needs of the University can make a real impact on our ability to provide a hands-on education for our students, and such gifts may be tax-deductible. To learn more, contact Lisa Riley, J.D., director of the office of planned giving, (775) 682-6017, or contact Brian Saeman, J.D., director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938.

Planned gifts are commitments made in the present with the benefit to the University deferred until a later day. The Office of Planned Giving provides you with many options and opportunities to include Nevada in your overall financial and estate plans. Planned gifts may include outright gifts of appreciated property, including securities, real estate and gifts of tangible personal properties. To learn more, visit unrlegacy.org, contact Lisa Riley, J.D., director of the office of planned giving, (775) 682-6017 or contact Brian Saeman, J.D., director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938.

A pledged gift to the University provides you with the opportunity to commit to supporting the University on a schedule that works for you while allowing projects and initiatives to proceed based on the promise of these future funds. To learn more about pledging to support the University, contact our accounting staff at (775) 784-1587.

Providing a gift of real estate allows the University to expand. Gifts of real estate either are sold and the proceeds returned to the University or the land, buildings, and homes are repurposed in ways that further the University's mission and strategic plan. To learn more, contact Lisa Riley, J.D., director of the office of planned giving, (775) 682-6017 or contact Brian Saeman, J.D., director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938

Offering a gift to the University in the form of stocks and securities is simple. Click here for the stock transfer form. To learn more, contact our accounting staff at (775) 784-1587.

If you have any questions, send us an email or call us at (775) 784-1587.