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Ways to Give

Your gift to Rice can take several forms and, in addition to benefiting the university, may provide powerful tax or estate planning benefits to you.

Outright Gifts: You may make a commitment to Rice University — for expendable needs, facilities or endowment — and fund it with cash, securities, real estate or other assets. Gifts of appreciated property can provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Our staff can work with you and your advisor to facilitate a gift that will be the most advantageous for you.

Pledges: You may pledge an amount to the gift opportunity of your choice and arrange to pay it in installments over five years. Please fill out the pledge form and mail in the original signed document to the address on the form.

Matching Gifts: You can leverage your own giving if your employer offers a gift-matching program, and you will be credited for the total amount.

*Life Income Gifts: There are a number of gift vehicles that provide donors with income, flexibility and tax benefits, as well as providing a benefit to the university. We can work with you and your adviser to create an appropriate gift plan.

*Bequest Intentions: You may make a provision for Rice University in your estate plans, assuring a legacy that lasts beyond your lifetime. Certain revocable gifts, such as bequests, may be credited for campaign purposes.

*The Office of Gift Planning website provides more information on these and other options. You can also call the office at 713-348-4624 for more information.