Ways to Make a Gift to the UCI Libraries

Direct Gifts

Your direct gift has an immediate impact on the UCI Libraries.

Make a secure gift online
You can make a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or make a pledge or pledge payment. Recurring gifts can be established with a set number of payments or can be open-ended. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation automatically via email. This is the best way to make a credit card gift. You can make a gift online at any time.

Mail Your gift
To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to the UCI Foundation and send it to:

UCI Libraries
Development Office
P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557

Please print and complete this form to indicate the specific fund, collections, or programs for your gift, and include the fund name on the memorandum line of your check.

Planned Giving

Your legacy gift may enable you to provide more significant support than you thought possible while also allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and real estate planning goals.

In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to specifically benefit the UCI Libraries.

Real Estate
Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCI Foundation to benefit the Libraries. It is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to the Library, while continuing to occupy the property for life.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the Libraries and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately the Libraries receives the trust property.

Qualified Retirement Plans
Naming the UCI Foundation as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous to donors; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to heirs than if the donor makes a bequest from other funds in the estate.


The Office of Gift Planning can provide further information on these various planned gift options.
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You can make a gift of publicly-traded securities to the UCI Libraries.
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Matching Gifts

Many employers will match employees’ gifts to the Libraries, which can double or possibly triple the impact of your gift. Employees of eligible companies should request the matching gift through their employer’s process. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. For more questions about matching gifts, please email matching-gifts@uci.edu or call (949) 824-7631.

Click here to find out if you or your spouse/partner work for a matching gift company.

Gifts of Materials

The UCI Libraries gratefully accepts donations of materials that support the academic teaching and research mission of the university. Click here for more information.