Ways to Give

  • Cash gifts

    Online via our secure website, Marketplace.

    By phone at (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 those instructions.

    Via wire transfer

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

  • Crowdfund Nevada

    Crowdfund Nevada highlights a variety of campus projects and initiatives, allowing you to support areas on campus that mean the most to you. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to the University. And through Crowdfund Nevada, you can see the impact of your support.

    Visit the Crowdfund Nevada webpage to review current crowdfunding initiatives.

  • Donor-advised funds

    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 nonprofit 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.

  • Electronically scheduled gifts

    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.

  • Faculty and staff payroll deduction

    University of Nevada, Reno 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.

  • Make a matching gift

    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.

  • Personal property

    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. '98, director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938.

  • Planned gifts

    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. '98, director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938.

  • Pledged gifts

    A pledged gift provides you 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.

  • Real estate

    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. '98, director of development for planned giving, (775) 682-5938.

  • Stocks and securities

    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.

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