Ways to Give

Make A Gift Online

Gifting online is often the easiest and fastest way to make a contribution to the Law School. Click HERE to give. If you wish to give to a fund that is not listed, please click on College of Law Annual Fund (000331) and specify your designation in the “Notes” section. If your gift is in memory or honor of someone, please choose Law School Memorial Fund (012879) and indicate in the Memorial/Honorary Information section who your donation is in memory or honor of.

Make A Gift By Mail

Please, always include the purpose or fund designation on your check memo line or in an accompanying note. Checks payable to: Law Center Association P.O. Box 14412 Gainesville, FL 32604-4412 If you wish to make a pledge, you may download a form here to mail with your gift. If your gift is in memory or honor of someone, please simply indicate that on the memo line of the check. To make a pledge to UF Law Annual Fund or Grad Tax, click here, or contact Lauren Wilcox wilcox@law.ufl.edu if you wish to make a pledge for a specific program.

Make A Gift By Phone

You may call the UF Foundation’s Gift Processing office at 1-877-351-2377 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Mon-Fri.). They can immediately process American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Diner’s Club donations with the strictest of confidence Please be sure to designate your gift to the law school. If your gift is in memory or honor of someone, please simply indicate that on the phone.

Additional Options

Securities, Mutual Fund & Cash Wire Transfers: Please contact Janet White, 352-392-5920 or investments@uff.ufl.edu or click on the instruction pages below.

For Securities transfer instructions, please click here.
For Mutual Fund transfers, please click here. (Please be aware that this process may take several weeks)
For Domestic Cash Wire transfers, please click here.
For Standard Stock Certificate instructions, please click here.

Other

If you wish to speak directly with someone regarding gift opportunities to UF Law, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at 352-273-0640 or development@law.ufl.edu.

Endowments

A lasting gift

Endowments provide perpetual income for the law school through investment of principal funds. These gifts may be unrestricted, providing for the greatest needs of the college, or restricted to a particular use. Endowments are established with a minimum of $30,000 through outright gifts, pledges paid over a period of years, deferred gifts, such as trusts or insurance expectancies, and through estate plans. Following are several types of endowments that have been established by alumni, friends and law firms to support quality legal education now and into the future.

For more information on supporting the law school through a wide variety of tax-deductible charitable giving methods, or to request a copy of the brochure Guide to Private Endowments at the University of Florida, please contact:

Lauren Wilcox, Senior Director, Office of Development & Alumni Affairs Fredric G. Levin College of Law, P.O. Box 117623, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-273-0640, wilcox@law.ufl.edu

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Endowed Chairs and Professorships aid in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty by generating income for salary supplements and teaching/research support.

Chairs – minimum $2 million contribution
Full Professorships – $1 million contribution
Assistant Professorships – $500,000 contribution
Term Professorships – $300,000 contributions

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships are an important tool in ensuring that students have the opportunity to pursue quality legal education. Scholarships may be awarded based on need and/or merit. Ideally, scholarship fund should be at least $100,000 to provide significant benefit to the student but the minimum to start a scholarship endowment is $30,000.

Planned Giving

There are various “planned giving” methods to support the University of Florida. Each offers opportunities for commitments that will have a major impact upon university excellence. Planned gifts also offer numerous benefits for donors.

Gifts may be unrestricted for the university, a college or academic unit. Gifts may be restricted for a graduate fellowship, undergraduate scholarship, faculty support, research, program support or for the purchase of a building or equipment.

For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Lauren Wilcox, Senior Director wilcox@law.ufl.edu

Year-End Charitable Giving

Important Information on 2013 Year-End Charitable Giving

If you have not already made your gift to the law school, please consider doing so before the end of the year. The guidelines below will help to ensure your gift is tax-deductible in the 2013 calendar year.

Checks

Must be postmarked by 12/31/13. Please send U.S. Postal Service only. Do not send via Federal Express, UPS or other courier services, or your gift may not be credited for the 2013 tax year. See mailing addresses below.

Please always include the purpose or fund designation on your check memo line or in an accompanying note.

If your gift is a pledge payment for a book award or student organizations, please send your check payable to:

Law Center Association P.O. Box 14412 Gainesville, FL 32604-4412

To make a new outright gift to any fund including the annual fund, or to make a pledge payment for any building fund or any endowment, please send your check payable to:

UF Foundation P.O. Box 14425 Gainesville, FL 32604

Credit cards

Gifts made using a bank credit card are deductible when the charge is made by the donor. In order to be considered a 2013 gift:

  • Online: The charge must be made no later than 11:59 pm EST, December 31, 2013, through our on-line site. Click HERE to give.  If you wish to give to a fund that is not listed, please click on College of Law Annual Fund (000331) and specify your designation in the “Notes” section.
  • Telephone: You may call the UF Foundation’s Gift Processing office and make a credit card charge (8:00 am – 4:30 pm EST) on 12/31/13 at 1-877-351-2377 or 352-392-8091. Please be sure to designate your gift to the law school.
  • Mail: Please DO NOT send any credit card information through the mail. We are no longer allowed to accept credit card gifts in this manner, and we likely would not be able to process your gift to count for 2013.

Securities, Mutual Fund & Cash Wire Transfers

Must be received by the UF Foundation via electronic transfer on or before 12/31/13.

  • Securities transfer For instructions, please click here.
  • For Mutual Fund transfers, please click here. (Please be aware that this process may take several weeks)
  • For Domestic Cash Wire transfers, please click here.
  • For Standard Stock Certificate instructions, please click here.

Please contact Janet White (352-392-5920) as soon as possible if you are working on a gift of securities, mutual funds or a domestic cash wire. There are many ways to transfer securities. In all cases, the delivery must be complete and unconditional.

Other

For gifts of tangible personal property, real property, trusts or annuities please call 352-392-1691 for specific instructions.

If you would like to speak directly with someone from the law school Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, please contact the following. Please leave a message if necessary and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

University of Florida Foundation Main Phone Number: 352-392-1691

Lauren Wilcox, Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs: 352-273-0643