Ways to Give
Ways to Give
There are several creative options for giving to UK Ag Equine Programs. Opportunities range from annual cash gifts, which cover yearly operating expenses, to endowments that have the potential to augment the college’s mission in perpetuity. Real estate, life insurance policies and securities are among other imaginative ways to make an impact.
Annual gifts are a critical source of revenue for the college each year. Annual gifts come in all sizes and the results demonstrate there is power in numbers.
Annual gifts are so valuable because they either supplement existing operating budgets or they provide revenue that can be directed toward priorities that are not supported by other sources of funding. These include, but are not limited to, scholarships, support for student programs, faculty support, facility enhancement and unrestricted support for the equine department. Annual gifts provide the flexibility necessary for responding to emerging needs and opportunities that arise during the year.
In addition, a broad base of annual support influences the investment of corporations, major gift donors and foundations as they consider supporting the college. Likewise, showcasing alumni support is vital to future efforts to secure state and university support.
We invite you to invest in our program by becoming an annual donor to UK Ag Equine Programs. You can make your ONLINE (link to network for good) or contact Danielle Jostes at (859) 218-1176, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many companies offer a wonderful benefit to their employees by matching their contributions to organizations. Taking advantage of such a benefit will double and sometimes triple a donor’s gift.
To find out if your employer offers a matching gift program, contact your human resources office or go to https://www.hepdata.com/matching-gifts to search the database of companies with matching gift programs.
Endowments are important because they provide a dependable source of revenue each year. While gifts made on an annual basis are important, they are less reliable than an endowment because new funds must be secured each year. Endowments provide an annual base of income that can transform and sustain programs.
Endowments can be established to support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, professorships, chairs, programs and facilities. When an endowment is established, the donor’s contribution is invested and never spent; the endowment’s earnings benefit the college in perpetuity.
Endowments are a wonderful way to establish a legacy in the name of the donor or to honor an individual. The funding level for endowments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment begins at $50,000 and varies depending on the purpose of the endowment.
To learn more about establishing an endowment with an outright gift or through an estate gift, please contact Danielle Jostes at (859) 218-1176 or email@example.com.
Gifts-in-kind are personal and corporate gifts of equipment or other allowable material goods to the college. Given the needs within the field of equine, gifts-in-kind are often related to horse maintenance, horse equipment or research equipment. Past gifts include saddles, tack, feed, research equipment and other supplies.
Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy gift to the college through your will and is ideal for friends of UK Ag Equine Programs who want to leave a legacy.
With a little forethought and creativity, you can support the University of Kentucky without ever writing a check. Including the university in your overall estate or financial plans not only helps students, supports faculty, enhances programs, improves facilities and provides new opportunities for discovery, innovation, learning and outreach, but it can also provide you with tax benefits.
For planned giving information, please contact Danielle Jostes at (859) 218-1176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.