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Giving: Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Donor philanthropy is essential to improve the student experience, support faculty research and provide opportunities that would not otherwise be possible! You can make a gift through any method listed below.

Online

To make a gift by credit card, please use our secure online giving form.

Phone

Call Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles at 848-932-8905 to discuss how to make a gift, where to direct your contribution, or any other questions you may have about supporting Rutgers.

Check or Money Order

You can mail a check or money order made payable to Rutgers University Foundation to:

Rutgers, School of Communication and Information
ATTN: Office of Development 
Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles 
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Securities/Stock

Making a gift of appreciated securities can be a great tax-efficient method of supporting SC&I. Donating such stock to SC&I can help you reduce or eliminate capital gains tax. 

Notify us of your plan to donate stock to SC&I using this form.

Matching Gifts

Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs for their employees’ philanthropic interests. These companies may be willing to double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees or their spouses. In these instances, you will be recognized for the full amount of your gift plus any employer match.

Contact your company’s human resource department to find out if it has a matching gift program or use our online search to see if your company will match your gift.

Payroll Deduction

Rutgers employees can make charitable contributions to the university by payroll deduction. To sign up, fill out this authorization form or the online payroll deduction form.

Wire Transfer

To wire transfer funds to Rutgers, contact the Development Office, Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles at 848.932.8905 for instructions. 

Deferred or Planned Gifts

Contact the Development Office, Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles at 848.932.8905 for professional assistance for donors and their advisers on estate planning, including: 

  • Income-Producing Gifts

Creating a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity with SC&I can provide you and/or your loved ones with income for the duration of your lives or for a term of years

  • Charitable Lead Trusts

Establishing a charitable lead trust can provide an inheritance to loved ones at a minimal tax cost

  • Bequests

Leaving Rutgers in your will can allow you to make a more substantial gift than you might otherwise imagine possible. 

  • Noncash Assets

Assets such as real estate and retirement plans can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits. 

Retirement Plans

Naming Rutgers as a beneficiary of a retirement plan may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated because income and real estate taxes are not imposed when plan assets are distributed to Rutgers.

Because they generate income taxes payable by your beneficiaries, retirement assets make ideal gifts to tax-exempt charitable organizations like Rutgers.  Otherwise, the income taxes on retirement assets you leave to your loved ones can be as high as 35 percent.  This means that an IRA worth $100,000 could be worth only $65,000 by the time it reaches your heirs, whereas Rutgers would be able to receive 100 percent of the gift.

Donors who wish to make a gift from a retirement plan may do so simply by contacting their plan administrator and designating Rutgers as beneficiary.  Your plan administrator will ask you to complete a Change of Beneficiary form.  Please share a copy of this form with SC&I.

If you would like to discuss how to treat your retirement plan as a gift, please contact Assistant Dean for Development, Rob Eccles at 848-932-8905.