Why give

  • Philanthropic Impact

    The support of our alumni, partners, and friends makes an impact across campus, in every field from Basque studies to biology, and beyond campus by helping us graduate students prepared to lead our community. We invite you to explore the ways your gifts contribute directly to the lives of our students and faculty, while funding the high-impact, world-changing research performed on campus.

  • Donor Recognition

    It is our pleasure to recognize the alumni, partners, and friends who support the University.

  • Donor Bill of Rights

    To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

    1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
    2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
    3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
    4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
    6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
    7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
    8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
    9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
    10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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