Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are numerous ways you can support your philanthropic passions by making a gift to the Graduate School of Management. Below is a list of tools and resources you can use to easily make a gift to the Graduate School of Management.

Make a Gift Today


By Phone

Pledge your support, or make a gift with a credit card, by calling: 530-754-4438

By Mail

Send a check, payable to UC Davis Graduate School of Management to:
UC Davis Gift Administration
202 Cousteau Place, Suite 185
Davis, CA 95618

Gifts will be directed to the Graduate School of Management Annual Fund unless you specify otherwise.

More Ways to Give

  • Employer Matching helps many donors expand the impact of their contributions. To find out whether your employer offers a matching charitable gift program, contact your human resources officer or search for your employer in UC Davis’ matching gift database.
  • Cash gifts may also be made by money order or wire transfer.
  • Pledges allow donors to promise a gift and make payments over time, which sometimes enables contributors to give more generously than otherwise possible. Payments can be made using cash, credit cards, securities, or other kinds of assets, over a period of up to five years.
  • Planned gifts are giving arrangements that enable donors to support the university while benefiting from specific tax advantages and income streams.
  • Gifts-in-kind are items of tangible personal property or other physical assets — including artwork, books, equipment or specialized instruments — that are of value to the university.
  • Gifts of real property, including land, farms, personal residences, and rental or commercial property, can benefit the university while providing relief from capital gains taxes and eliminating property expenses.
  • Payroll deduction provides UC Davis employees with an easy, convenient and tax-advantaged way to support their university. It also allows UC Davis employees the flexibility of splitting gifts into convenient payments and gives the added ability to control the length and frequency of the donation. 
  • Gifts of securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds, can provide relief from capital gains taxes.

Current Use vs Endowment

There are two ways a person can designate their donation depending on their philanthropic goals and priorities: Current-use funds and Endowed funds.

Current-use funds

Current-use funds are gifts that are used during a short period of time after the gift is made and have an immediate impact.

Endowed funds

Endowed funds are created through higher-level donations that can be made through a one-time gift, a pledge or a planned gift, etc. They are invested and maintained in perpetuity (aka forever) and have a long-term impact. These funds earn investment income and each year a percentage of the annual income is distributed to support the specific purpose designated by the donor. The remaining income is added to the endowment principal to help preserve the purchasing power of the endowment over time. In this way, endowed funds provide a stable income for the university and serve as a lasting tribute to donors.