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Ways to give from the US

17 May 2024

Ways to Give


You can support the University of Canterbury students, research, and programs in a way that’s most meaningful to you.

  • Talk to a fundraiser – please connect with us if you would like to discuss your charitable goals.

  • Donate Securely by Credit Card - Click this link to our online form

  • Mail a check - University of Canterbury Foundation in America, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2, Suite 266, New York, NY 10019
  •  Make a recurring gift - Recurring gifts on a monthly or annual basis provide consistent support for the University of Canterbury and are a great way to show your ongoing commitment by breaking up payments to equal a larger gift. 
  • Company Matching gifts – 2x or even 3x your impact through matching gift offered by your employer. Check with your HR or payroll department.

  • Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) allow you to establish a charitable giving account in exchange for an immediate tax deduction. You can then recommend the University of Canterbury Foundation in America to receive grants from the fund. 

  • Gifts of publicly traded securities - Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds may provide significant benefits to you as a donor. It allows you to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities as of the date of the gift and eliminate capital gains.

  • Planned Giving - There are various ways to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the University of Canterbury while advancing your financial and philanthropic objectives. A planned gift can offer significant tax benefits by substantially reducing capital gains and estate taxes and providing immediate income to you or a beneficiary. 

  • Gifts from your IRA - You can make federal tax-free gifts, known as the IRA Charitable Rollover, to qualified charities such as UCF in America from your IRAs.

How it works:

  • Donors age 70½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 directly from IRAs to charities.
  • The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a federal tax deduction, so donors who do not itemize their tax deductions can benefit.
  • The IRA charitable rollover gift satisfies all or part of the required minimum distribution (RMD) requirement. [Note: The RMD requirement starts the year you reach 72, if later, the year you retire.]
    • If you would like to make a gift, please ask your IRA administrator to forward your gift to:
      University of Canterbury Foundation in America
      1350 Avenue of the Americas
      Floor 2, Suite 266
      New York
      NY 10019


UC Foundation in America Inc: A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows US donors to qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by law. 

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