Instruments of Giving

Pledge Payments

Pledge Payments are gifts of cash, check, or credit card directed toward the fulfillment of an existing commitment.

Outright Gifts

Outright Gifts of cash or check (not attached to a pledge) are immediately beneficial to the Sanford Center for Aging and can be directed toward any funding priority. Make an online gift now.


Gifts of Securities often confer significant tax benefits on the donor; for example, contributions of appreciated securities held for longer than a year are generally deductible at market value and are exempt from the capital gains tax. Securities can be transferred to the Sanford Center for Aging as outright gifts, pledge payments or as planned gifts.

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts, including bequests, unitrusts, annuities, insurance policies, and retirement assets can provide benefits to families now and in the future, while assisting the Sanford Center for Aging for many generations to come.


Gifts of Property, including artwork and book collections, may be sold with the proceeds benefiting the Sanford Center for Aging.

Gifts that Generate More Gifts

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are made by companies that wish to multiply the charitable gifts of employees. Most companies will match gifts dollar for dollar, and some will double - or triple- match employee donations.


If you would like your gift to continue to support the center perpetually as well as in the present, consider creating an endowment with a gift of $10,000 or more.

Endowments are permanent funds invested by the University with 5 percent of the market value of the fund available for use each year. The interest earnings beyond this 5 percent are applied to the principal, thus growing the endowment each year and ensuring the fund keeps pace with inflation. Lasting perpetuity, endowments help assure a bright future for the center. Gifts of stock or other kinds of assets may also be used to create significant endowments and may help you save taxes.

More Information

For more information on helping ensure the future direction of the center through a donation, call (775) 784-4774.