About 2018 Year-End Gifts

The end of the calendar year is a time when many people make charitable gifts and take advantage of the tax benefits for doing so. A gift before December 31 can benefit you by reducing your income taxes while providing meaningful support for the University. Members of the University's development staff will be in the office during the holidays to answer questions about making a gift before 2018 closes.

Choose one of these convenient options:

1.       Make a gift or to pay an existing pledge online.
2.       To complete your transaction by phone, please call (775) 784-1352 or (775) 784-1587.
3.       To deliver your gift, please visit the Morrill Hall Alumni Center (Center Street entrance to campus).
4.       To mail your gift, please send a check to: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, Mail Stop 0162, Reno, NV 89557.

End of year timing for the receipt of all gifts and pledges

Cash:

Gifts must be received by Monday, 12/31/18 by 3 p.m. PST.

Checks:

To be counted in the calendar 2018 year figures, gifts must be received by Foundation Accounting Office staff by 3:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

Electronic Transfer/Federal Wire:

All electronic transfers of funds should be in the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation bank account before the close of the banking day at 2:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18. Call for electronic transfer/wire instructions.

Credit Card Payments:

If faxed, received in U.S. mail, hand-delivered, or phoned in, gifts must be received by the Foundation Accounting Office staff by 1:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18 in order to be manually processed.

Web gifts must be completed by 11:59pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

IRA Charitable Rollover:

You may be able to make a tax-free charitable gift through an IRA Rollover. To learn more about this possibility, please contact Lisa Riley, director of the Office of Planned Giving, at (775) 682-6017; or Brian Saeman '98, director of development for planned giving, at (775) 682-5938.

Stocks & Other Securities:

Physical hand deliveries must be received by the Foundation Accounting Office staff by 3:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

Securities must be in the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation account before the close of business on Monday, 12/31/18. Donors should be careful to give their brokers time to complete the transaction. This usually requires a minimum of 3 business days, but may take longer if volumes are high. The donor should be sure to notify the Foundation of their intention to deliver securities so that the donation may be identified and recorded in a timely manner. Failure to notify may result in delay. Please call for stock/securities transfer instructions. Please use our stock transfer form.

Securities sent to Foundation by private carrier (i.e. Federal Express, UPS, etc.) must be received in Foundation Accounting Office staff by 3:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

Review USPS delivery expectations regarding 1st class mail, etc.

Pledges:

If received by mail, pledges must be received by the Foundation Accounting Office staff by 3:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

If hand delivered, pledges must be dated on or before Monday, 12/31/18 and delivered to Foundation Accounting Office staff by 3:00pm PST on Monday, 12/31/18.

Receipts:

Gift receipts will be sent within 7-10 days from the date the gift was processed, except in times of high volume where longer processing time occurs. Receipts will reflect the date the gift was processed and will not imply the date the gift was made. Donors should consult with their CPA or tax preparer to determine the tax consequences of their donation. University of Nevada, Reno Foundation TIN: 94-2781749.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines please contact Laurie McLanahan at (775) 784-1587.