Giving Options

Methods & Designations
 

Why Give to UNTF?

Your gift counts. Your generous donations of time and money enable our students to pursue their educational dreams. Every gift made to UNT helps the University advance toward new standards of excellence in teaching and research. Whether you give annually to support your college, establish a scholarship endowment, or make a bequest to the University, there is a giving opportunity and method to match every interest, at every level.

Unique Advantages of the UNT Foundation

  • Provides a private/public partnership for raising and managing money, yet operates independently of the University unencumbered by certain state regulations
  • Allocates unrestricted moneys to urgent needs that the University is unable to support with state-appropriated funds
  • Provides greater confidentiality and/or anonymity of gift records
  • Manages donated funds and distributes the earnings, as well as the principal, depending upon donor stipulations
  • Maintains separate fund accounts from one fiscal year to the next
  • Permits flexibility in the options for short-term investment of money needed for operating purposes, and in choosing long-term investment opportunities for endowments
  • Accepts and sells tangible personal property and real estate with fewer state restrictions
  • Maintains an independent board, which more effectively attracts volunteers who develop a sense of ownership and pride in the University, critical to fundraising success
  • Works in partnership with the University's Division of Advancement to develop a formal agreement that guides an account established by a donor’s gifts
   

Ways to Give to UNTF

Annual Fund Gifts

Annual Giving is the foundation for private support in higher education. Most UNT donors support the University through renewable, annual gifts.

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Endowment Gifts

Endowed gifts are major gifts that create a permanent legacy which will impact generations of UNT students. Funded in perpetuity, an endowed gift ensures the long-term success of the University.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

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Planned/Estate Gifts

Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, may be defined as a method of supporting nonprofits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income.

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Designating Your Gift

While unrestricted gifts intended for use in meeting the University’s most pressing needs are of course greatly appreciated, most donors prefer to designate their gifts to particular programs.

Undesignated gifts are typically placed in an account controlled by the president, who is in the best position to establish spending priorities based upon the overall financial situation at the institution.

Donors may designate their gifts in a variety of ways depending upon their interests and philanthropic goals:

  • Designate a specific academic college or department or program (i.e., College of Arts and Sciences or Educational Psychology Department or One O’Clock Lab Band)
  • Designate a specific non-academic area (i.e., Women’s Golf Team or Library Collections or Student Health & Wellness Center)
  • Designate a specific purpose (i.e., scholarships or capital equipment or travel)

Development Officers are prepared to work with donors to accomplish their giving goals in a manner that satisfies University rules and regulations, as well as those of the IRS.

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