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Ways To Give

There are so many ways for you to make an important investment in the University of Memphis. Find one that is comfortable for you and help us educate the dreamers, thinkers, and doers of today – and tomorrow.

We make giving easy.  You may make your gift:  

    By credit card: Click HERE to make a gift online

    By mail:
    Make your check payable to the University of Memphis Foundation
    Department 238
    The U of M Foundation
    P.O. Box 1000
    Memphis, TN 38148-0001
    In person:
    You may personally deliver your check to the Alumni Center at 635 Normal Street.
    Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    By phone: call 901.678.3953

    By automatic draft: Download the Automatic Bank Draft form and return to the
    Gift Records Department in the Alumni Center 635 Normal Street.

Appreciated Securities
If you own securities that have appreciated in value over time, you may owe a substantial capital gains tax if you sell them.  But, if you use such assets to fund a charitable gift, you may completely avoid the capital gains tax while enjoying a federal income tax deduction for the full value of the securities.  For maximum tax benefits, it is usually best to give securities that have increased in value the most since you have owned them.  It is also possible to make a gift with appreciated securities in a mutual fund.  For information on donating securities, please call Bobby Prince in the Development Office at 901-678-1335.

Planned Gifts
You can leave a lasting legacy for the University of Memphis through a will, living trust or retirement plan. The process is very simple and your gift benefits the University for generations to come. For information about planned gifts, please call Dan Murrell at 901.678.2732 or click here.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. At the University, donors receive credit for their employers' matching gifts. To find out if you work for a company that matches gifts, visit You may also consult your human resources office, which will provide you with a matching gift form.

Glossary of Development Terms

Ways to Give

Alternate Ways to Give:
    Naming Opportunities
    Tribute Gifts
    Planned Giving
    Matching Gifts

Donor Recognition
    U of M Gift News
    Alumni Assoc. Lifetime Membership
    Major Giving Societies
    Honor Roll of Annual Donors
    Honoraria and Memorials
    Corporate and Foundation
    Faculty and Staff
    Tiger Scholarship

Tiger Pride  Tiger Pride

The University of Memphis received the 2014 Education Group of the Year Award from Lifeblood. This award recognizes total annual donations as well as increases from year to year.

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