In the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, faculty and students examine the biggest questions facing humanity - from climate change to international affairs to personal identity and what it means to be human in the 21st century. Your investment will help the college:
- Enhance the student experience
- Recruit and retain world-class faculty
- Expand outreach into the community
- Improve infrastructure
There are several ways to help support the college. Our professional staff has the training, tools and resources to make the process as easy as possible.
- Corporate Matching
- Estate Gifts
- Real Estate
- In Kind Gifts
- Named Opportunities
- Other ways to give
This is the simplest way to support the College. Checks should be made out to the University of Arizona Foundation – SBS with a note indicating how you want your donation to be spent.
Many companies match the charitable contributions of their employees. In essence, you are doubling your money and doubling your support. Check with your human resources department for the information.
Gifts of appreciated securities can provide special tax advantages, including a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and avoidance of capital gains taxes. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are accepted.
You may bequeath a specific asset, a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after all other gifts have been distributed. You can choose how the funds from your bequest gift will be utilized by the University of Arizona.
Gifts of real estate are sold quickly and converted into cash or used directly in connection with an existing SBS program. Accepted types of real are vacant land, residential property or commercial property.
Tangible personal property that relates to the charitable purpose of the UA may be eligible for a deduction equal to the full fair market value of the item.
An endowment is a permanent fund in which the principal is invested and only the annual interest income is used to support the endowment purpose.
Endowments create a lasting legacy and can have an incredible impact on students, faculty and research. Named scholarship endowments can be established with $10,000 and faculty chairs can be established in the $1-$2 million range. A donor may also choose to support an existing endowment at any level.
There are many ways to support endowments in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Investments starting at $1 million
An endowed chair, which can be named for the donor, is one of the highest honors a university faculty member may receive. It recognizes an outstanding professor currently on the faculty, or it may be used as an incentive to recruit prominent faculty to the University of Arizona.
Late Medieval and Reformation Studies is seeking money to endow the Heiko Oberman Chair, which will not only bring a top professor to the University, but will also allow the University to inherit Oberman's personal research library, which is valued at $1.2 million. We currently have the Riecker Endowed Chair in Anthropology.
Endowed Visiting Professorships
Investments starting at $750,000
Visiting professorships provide the College or a department a source of rotating appointments for distinguished visiting scholars from other universities. The visiting professorship funds are used as a supplement to their current salary, and their term is usually for one or two semesters. These distinguished scholars can be tremendous colleagues and mentors to faculty and students.
Endowed Distinguished Professorships
Investments starting at $500,000 An endowed distinguished professorship helps the College recruit outstanding candidates by providing supplemental salary or program support for that faculty member. These professorships may also be used to recognize and reward outstanding faculty who may be in demand by competing institutions.
Investments starting at $100,000
An endowed lectureship provides a stable source of funding to bring leading researchers and scientists to the University of Arizona to lecture and interact with our students and faculty.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Scholarships and fellowships offer donors the opportunity to provide a university education for deserving students and to recruit the very best students to SBS. We are currently establishing an endowed scholarship in David Williams' name, a recently retired communication professor who taught at the UA for 33 years.
Laboratory Endowment Support
Modern laboratory facilities are vital to our student training and research activity. Endowed laboratory support will allow SBS to keep up with the constant upgrades necessary for cutting-edge research.
An endowed gift enables you to have your name or the name of a loved one connected to a specific program or special interest in SBS. Contact us for more information:
To learn more about gift opportunities, please contact:
- Foundation Gifts
- Life Income Gifts
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Other Gifts of Tangible Personal Property
- Life Insurance
You can also now use our secure system to give online using your credit card, or you can mail your gift, with a check payable to:
UAF/College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Ginny Healy, Senior Director of Development
PO Box 210028
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0028
Thank you so much for your support.