The Nuts & Bolts of Year-End Giving

Gift-BoxWondering how best to make a difference in students’ lives at UMBC, while also making the most of your gift tax-wise? Check out these quick and easy tips for making your year-end gift.

Thanks so much for supporting UMBC!

You can quickly and easily make your year-end gift online. Gifts by credit card must be submitted no later than midnight eastern time on Monday, December 31 st. You can also make credit card gifts over the phone by contacting Dayna Carpenter, annual giving coordinator, at 410-455-3377 prior to close of business on Friday, December 21st.

Checks must be dated and postmarked by Monday, December 31st to be counted in the 2012 tax year. Please make checks payable to the UMBC Foundation and mail to the UMBC Foundation at 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial to UMBC and you. You may be eligible to take a charitable deduction for the market value of the securities, and could potentially benefit by avoiding capital gains tax and reducing your estate tax. You can request additional information about donating securities here.

Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and UMBC. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support the University. For more information, visit our Planned Giving website. You can also contact Kim Robinson, director of capital campaigns and donor relations, by phone at 410-455-3700 or by email at

A gift of personal property includes equipment, inventory, books, works of art, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by UMBC. Gifts in kind can be used to benefit the university, an academic department, or program as designated by the donor. If you are interested in pursuing this type of gift, please call Kim Robinson, director of capital campaigns and donor relations, at 410-455-3700 or

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