Types of Gifts

You may designate your gift to any UC program or purpose. Or if you prefer, allow UC to use your contribution for its greatest immediate needs or opportunities.

Gifts to UC tend to fall into one of three categories: outright gifts, pledges, and gift plans.

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts are current contributions of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, real estate and personal property. As a donor you can benefit from an outright gift in the form of a tax deduction based upon the current value of the gift and the avoidance of capital gain tax if the gift involves appreciated property.


A pledge is a gift commitment intended to be paid over a period of time. Your gift to UC can be paid over one year or several years. When making a pledge, you can specify when payments will begin and the frequency of payments (i.e., quarterly, semi-annually or annually).

Making increment payments with a pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift that would have been otherwise impossible. With pledge payments, donors are entitled to income tax deductions allotted to the full extent provided by law.

Gift Planning

A gift from your will is a beautiful way to leave a legacy at UC. Many types of gift plans provide financial returns for the donor. Our Office of Gift Planning is happy to answer any of your questions at 513-556-6147 or toll-free 888-556-8889.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts provide vital, unrestricted operating income for CECH departments and programs. They offset reductions in state funding, allowing the university to support its students and faculty where the need is greatest and add value to your degree.

Undesignated gifts allow the College to support our highest priorities. Or you may choose to designate your support to a specific program or fund.

Gifts of $1,000 or more to CECH qualify you for membership and recognition in the 1905 Society.

Allocation of Gifts

Your generous contributions can be allocated to specific schools, programs or centers. Beyond that, you have the option to support scholarships, faculty research, community impact efforts and much more. To learn more about these options, please contact Chris Eden