Ways of Giving

General Information

Cash, Check and Credit Card

Gifts that involve cash or checks are funds available as of the date the institution receives or processes them (depending on the institutions audit requirements). For gifts denominated in foreign currency, compute the value based on the exchange rate in effect on that date.

Gifts that are made by a credit card transaction are recorded in the same manner as gifts made by cash or check, but the legal date of the gift is determined differently. A credit card donation represents a loan transaction between the donor and the credit issuer. Therefore, the gift is not a gift until the institution receives authorization for the charge from the credit card agency.

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Fund Shares

Inform us of any future securities donations to UTEP.

Real and Personal Property

Real property (also called real estate) is land, its natural resources, and any permanent buildings on it. Personal property is anything other than real property that is subject to personal ownership. As a gift for an institution real and personal property is the transfer of ownership from the donor to the institution.

In Kind Donation

In-Kind-Gifts are generally defined as non-cash donations of materials or long-lived assets, other than real and personal property. In-Kind-Gifts generally come from companies, corporations, or vendors, in contrast to individuals, who typically give personal property.

Common examples of In-Kind-Gifts include:

  • Deep dicounts or bargain sales. If a company offers to sell a product to the institution at a "deep discount" or "bargain sale," the company should provide a bill of sale indicating the retail (or nonprofit discount) price, less the charitable contribution of the discounted amount, and a net cost

  • Services. The value of a person's or organization's time or service is not considered a charitable gift and is not countable, regardless of whether the individual assists as a volunteer or as a professional providing a specialized service.

  • Software and hardware. Gifts like software and hardware are considered irrevocable. Normally in these so-called "mega gifts," companies seek to use an institution as a test site for newly developed software or hardware. Institutions entering into such agreements need to ascertain whether they are gifts, partial interests, or exchange transactions according to the IRS and CRA.


Pledges are commitments to make future gifts, download a pledge card (PDF format) to include with your gift to UTEP.

Annual Fund

Gifts for the Annual Fund designations accross campus allow deans and directors to explore and support new and innovative programs, facutly research projects, and hands-on learning opportunities. These funds help UTEP pay for financial aid awards, student research projects, summer internship stipends, exhibitions and so much more. Every contribution made allows UTEP to grow and deliver an experience like no other to students. All thanks to you.

How to make a gifts?

UTEP offers a variety of ways to give. You can make a gift through our secure website or learn more about how you can give under our ways of giving tabs.

Areas of designation


  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

Other funds include:

  • The President's Greatest Needs

An endowment is a permanent fund in which the principal is invested and only a percentage of the earned income is distributed each year. Endowments provide a dependable and long-term income stream for scholarships, academic positions, and programs at UTEP. A donor may establish an endowment with an initial contribution of 20 percent of the total proposed funding and a pledge for the payment of the balance within five years.
Endowments afford donors with tribute opportunities. A donor can name a scholarship in honor or memory of a loved or to recognize a milestone occasion.
Endowment funds are managed by The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO), the investment management arm of the U.T. System.

Endowed Academic Scholarships - Student Support

Endowed scholarships provide students with funding for tuition, fees and other costs related to academics. An endowed scholarship can be established for a minimum of $25,000 (can be a five year pledge). Scholarships may be designated to a college, school or a particular department or program.
Scholarships are administered by Office of Scholarships and are usually renewed automatically, provided that the student continues to meet the criteria but the donor may request that the scholarship be awarded annually. An endowed scholarship funded at $25,000 will award $1,200 annually (approximately).

Endowed Academic Positions - Faculty Support

Distributions from academic position endowments are made available each year to individuals who hold those endowed positions for purposes including research, travel, purchase of specialized books or equipment and/or salary supplements.
Faculty Fellowship - $50,000
Professorship - $100,000
Distinguished Professorship - $250,000
Chair - $500,000
Distinguished Chair - $1 million
Distinguished University Chair - $2 million

Program Support

UTEP is involved in many programs that provide hands-on educational experiences for students while benefiting the community. Programmatic endowments support excellence in specific or general programs throughout the UTEP campus.

Funding Opportunities Breakdown

Contact Us

For more information on starting an endowment, please contact the Audrey Price at (915) 747-8533 or via email at aprice@utep.edu.

Plan For the Future

Benefits of Planned Gifts

By making a planned gift, you can make a significant gift to UTEP to address some of the world's most pressing issues through cutting-edge research and the education of tomorrow's leaders—and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family.

There are several types of gifts that first pay income to you and your family and then help UTEP. These also can enable you to dispose of liquid assets in exchange for income and tax benefits. The lead trust is a gift arrangement that can help you transfer wealth to the next generation in a tax-efficient manner.

Wills and Bequests
Charitable Gift Annuities
Reasons to Create a Trust
Giving From Retirement

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