Types of gifts
There are numerous ways to make a contribution to the School of Dentistry. All gifts
large or small make a difference regardless of the amount; it is your participation
that matters most. Please make a gift today!
Annual gifts provide critically needed support and are among the easiest ways to
make a difference at the school. You may designate your gift to a specific department,
program or scholarship used for innovations and day-to-day life. Unrestricted gifts
provide the flexibility to address immediate needs and unbudgeted opportunities.
Major gifts make a major difference, and their impact is apparent everywhere —
in our learning environments and in the quality of our students and faculty. Major
gifts offer the donor naming opportunities, which are available throughout the three
Endowments never stop giving. The principal of your gift of $10,000 or more is invested
and grows over time, while a percentage of the income growth is distributed annually
to support the purpose you have specified. Donors establish the criteria for their
fund, which may be as specific or as general as you wish. The School of Dentistry
has a vast array of endowment needs. To get a better idea of all of the current
endowed funds, visit our Reflections website
Gifts from other donors are welcome at any time to strengthen these existing funds.
Tribute gifts may mark a holiday, birthday or other special occasion. Memorial gifts
remember a deceased friend or loved one. Tribute and memorial gifts must include
the honoree’s name so that we may notify the honoree and/or the honoree’s
family of the gift.
Planned gifts are a wonderful way to support the school while incorporating your
philanthropic goals into your estate and financial planning. You may receive financial
benefits such as lifetime income for yourself or another and substantial tax savings.
Generally, planned gifts fall into one of three categories:
- Gifts you make after your lifetime, such as bequests, retirement plan and life insurance
- Gifts you make in partnership with us, such as charitable gift annuities, deferred
charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
- Gifts you make now, such as outright gifts of cash, real estate and appreciated
Giving appreciated securities is an easy way to make a gift, and
you derive considerable tax benefits. If your securities are held electronically
with your broker, send your broker a letter authorizing the transfer (not sale)
of shares of specific stock(s) to the MCV Foundation’s main brokerage account.
While the list above is limited, the School of Dentistry accepts other gifts such
as life insurance, retirement plan assets, real estate, art, antiques, books, copyrights,
patents, trademarks or other kinds of property. Please contact the school for more
MCV Society membership
Make sure to let the School of Dentistry know when you have included us in your
will, insurance policy provision, retirement plan designation, irrevocable gift
to a charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity or the MCV Foundation pooled
income fund. This will ensure your membership in the MCV Society and allow us to
recognize your generosity.