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Ways to Give

Make a Gift or Make a Pledge

Most donations are one-time gifts, or pledges to be paid in several smaller gifts. Contributions can be delivered in person, mailed to the College, or submitted online through our online giving page. Larger gifts may entitle you to additional donor privileges.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

Making a gift in memory of a loved one or to honor a colleague is a meaningful way to acknowledge the contributions others have made to you and to your community. If you make a gift in memory or in honor of someone, the individual or their family will be notified of this special recognition.

Planned Gifts

Bequests offer a powerful way to provide significant support to a cause. Many people are pleasantly surprised to discover they have a larger estate than they realized, allowing them to explore grander giving ideas through a will than they can through annual gifts. We invite you to consider making a planned gift by writing the College of Social Work into your will or creating a Charitable Remainder Trust. Please contact the College’s assistant dean for development Lisa Himonas (801-587-8387 or if you have questions or explore the University’s Build Your Gift tool to determine the planned gift that best suits you. (Keep in mind that many planned gift options come with special tax benefits.)

Matching Gifts from Employers

Many companies will match the gifts their employees make to nonprofits like the University of Utah. That means your gift of $50 can become a gift of $100! Not sure if your employer has a matching gifts program? Talk to your human resources department or search our database.

Securities and Property

If you would like to help further our mission with a gift of appreciated securities or property, you might benefit from significant tax breaks while the College of Social Work benefits from your generous contribution. Please contact assistant dean for development Lisa Himonas for more information (801-587-8387 or

In-Kind Gifts

Some people prefer to make gifts of tangible items. Whether it’s new computers for our computer lab or artwork for the observation rooms of our clinical training suites, we are happy to discuss this type of gift with you.

Corporations and Foundations

We seek gifts from corporations and foundations throughout the year and are grateful for their far-reaching support.

Graduates of the College of Social Work will spend their careers working to improve the lives of other people. We thank you for the financial support that makes this quality education possible. Please know that every dollar makes a difference in many lives.





Last Updated: 4/14/21