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Making your annual contribution to the UCATS can be as easy as writing a check (made payable to the UC Foundation) or using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card.

Gifts of goods or services can be of great financial assistance to UC Athletics, while offering the donor a tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. All Gift-In-Kind contributions must be pre-approved.

Gifts of appreciated assets can be gifted directly to the UCATS and can provide a significant tax benefit for you, while helping the UCATS provide essential scholarship support. Please consult your tax advisor for details and/or contact the UCATS office directly for more information.

University of Cincinnati employees have the option to make their UCATS contributions through the University Payroll Deduction program. You can make your UCATS contribution in equal monthly installments, which are paid right from your bi-weekly or monthly paycheck. Please contact UCATS if you are a University of Cincinnati faculty/staff member and would like to enroll in the University Payroll Deduction program.

One of the easiest and most important ways to support the UCATS is by remembering UC Athletics with a planned or deferred gift. You can support the Bearcats with a living memorial for yourself, your family, or a former coach or friend of UC Athletics while you are making the future stronger for the Bearcats. Planned gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Please contact UCATS to discuss various planned giving options which can benefit you and your family.

Gifts through wills and bequests can provide an opportunity to sustain your family name in conjunction with the UC Athletics program. If you have instructions to leave UC Athletics a gift through your estate planning program, please let the UCATS office know so we can properly acknowledge your contributions today.

Charitable trusts offer an opportunity to make a substantial gift to UCATS without forfeiting the annual income produced by these assets. You retain income for your life, and the life of your spouse, and the corpus of the trust account is transferred to UCATS upon the death of the surviving spouse. This gift can also be structured to create a substantial tax break over a period of years. Through the creative process of planned giving, incorporated within your comprehensive estate plans, you can fulfill philanthropic goals, reduce income taxes, avoid capital gain and estate taxes, retain a life income, increase spendable income, or reduce the costs of estate settlement. You can enjoy the rewards of a planned gift, while also helping UC Athletics.

For more information about specific planned giving strategies that can help you and UC Athletics, please contact UCATS today at 1-877-55-UCATS.