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Ways to Make Gifts

Giving to the College of Arts and Sciences can be done very quickly and easily. As with any institution, there are key points about the gift process that are helpful to know—some of them are listed below.

  • Gifts can be made via a check (made payable to the UT Foundation); donors are encouraged to write the name of the fund/program that would receive the funds in the memo section of the check. Checks and any accompanying letter should be mailed to: Arts and Sciences Development, 137 Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1331.
  • Gifts of publicly traded stock or other securities are received electronically by the UT Foundation through our broker, BNY Mellon. Your broker initiates the transfer from your account to the UT Foundation BNY Mellon account. Stocks are liquidated by BNY Mellon, and gifts are credited to your account when the stock proceeds are received. A receipt will be issued by the UT Foundation Gift Records department when the gift is posted. Learn more about the process here.
  • Gifts can be made through a donor by including the College of Arts and Sciences (or a specific school, department, or program) in his/her will. The donor is asked to sign a Donor Statement of Intent Form and attach a copy of the portion of the will that notes the commitment. The form can be obtained through the Arts and Sciences Development Office.
  • Gifts can be made through deferred vehicles such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and the like. Donors who would like to explore options are encouraged to visit the UT Foundation website and click onto the Planned Giving link.