Ways to Give

Contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends are critical for Oregon Law to achieve excellence in legal education.


The Many Ways to Give to Oregon Law

Give Online

The fastest, most direct way to make your gift to Oregon Law. It’s easy, safe, and convenient. Using your credit card, you can give today. Note: you have the option for recurring monthly giving.

Send a Check by Mail

Please make checks payable to “UO Foundation,” and on the memo line, please write “University of Oregon School of Law.”

Mail it to:

University of Oregon Foundation
Gift Services
1720 E 13th Avenue, Suite 410     
Eugene, OR 97403-2253

Call to Give

Call the UO Foundation at (541) 302-0337, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PST.

Donate Stocks, Bonds, or Other Securities

Donating appreciated securities is another common way to contribute. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock to the law school via a direct transfer to the University of Oregon Foundation. 

Planned Giving

A way to leave an important legacy for legal education is with a bequest or life income gift. These can be made through many vehicles, including your will, revocable or irrevocable trusts, charitable gift annuities, or donor-advised funds. Planned gifts provide future support for the law school and can provide tax advantages for you and/or your heirs. For some, a direct rollover distribution from your IRA, along with designating the law school as its primary beneficiary, may be an attractive method for giving to the law school.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to the University of Oregon could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Most companies award a 1:1 match while others elect to provide a bigger amount that can triple the value of your donation. Your employer’s personnel office can provide you the information on how to take advantage of your company’s matching gift benefit. 

Real Property

Personal residences, farms, commercial property, vacation homes, land, and leasehold interests are termed gifts of real property. The university generally sells the property, and the proceeds can support the program or fund of your choice while offering you tax benefits.

Gifts-in-Kind

Gifts of tangible personal property is another way to support the law school. Such gifts let donors make significant contributions of essential equipment, materials, or items for the immediate use by the university.

Endowments

Some of the most effective and far-reaching gifts are those that create endowments. Endowed funds are critical to the financial stability of the law school by providing both a current and future revenue stream that lasts in perpetuity. The UO Foundation Board approves an annual distribution amount that is made available for spending while the balance remains invested within a pool of similar funds to maximize returns with a prudent level of risk. Often donors choose to create an endowment for an area they care deeply about with a pledge of support.

Pledges

You can pledge a gift to the law school with a signed and dated commitment to make a gift by paying over a period of time. This allows you to spread payments and tax benefits over a period up to five years. This type of donation can often allow you to make a larger commitment. 

End-of-Year Giving Strategies

The end of the year is a great time to make the most of your gift to the law school. The UO Gift Planning Office has provided helpful information to assist you here.

Questions?

Contact your law school donor relations advisor today:

Jessica Merkner, Director of Development
(541)346-1558 or jmerkner@uoregon.edu

Gifts to Oregon Law are received, receipted, and administered by the University of Oregon Foundation. Contributions to the University of Oregon School of Law are tax-deductible as provided by IRS regulations.