Guide to Year-End Giving

Thank you for making University of Arizona causes part of your giving priorities this year. At the University of Arizona Foundation, we are here to help facilitate and process your gift. See below for answers to common questions we get at this busy time of year, and feel free to contact the Donor Services team by calling 520-621-5491 or 800-409-9791 or email


The University of Arizona will be closed from 5 p.m. MST Thursday, Dec. 21 until 8 a.m. MST Tuesday, Jan. 2. The University of Arizona Foundation will be closed Dec. 22, 25, and Jan. 1. Please be aware that the Foundation offices will close at 3 p.m. MST from Dec. 26-29, so please call before stopping by. 

Designating Your Gift

We offer many ways to find University of Arizona causes that are important to you.

Explore College Priorities

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Receipting Information for Tax Year 2023


Checks received after Dec. 31 will be processed and receipted according to the postmark date on the envelope in which the check was received. If no envelope is present to verify a postmark, the check will be processed using the date it is submitted to Financial Services. Note that if the check is sent via UPS/FED-EX or hand-delivered by the donor, the tax receipt will reflect a 2023 processing date only for checks received by the University/Foundation on or before Dec. 31, 2023.

Mail your check to: 

The University of Arizona Foundation
P.O. Box 210109
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109

Credit Cards

Credit card gifts, per IRS regulations, will be processed and receipted for the date of the transaction. Explicitly, a postmark cannot be used to receipt a credit card gift mailed or delivered to the Foundation for manual processing after Dec. 31. The credit card transaction must be completed on or before Dec. 31, 2023. Donors should be directed to make any last-minute credit card gifts at an online giving site to prevent any issues. 

Stock Transactions

Stock transactions will continue to be processed and receipted according to the date when the shares are transferred into our account. Stock will need to be transferred into our accounts before the end of business on Friday, Dec. 29 in order to count in calendar year 2023. 

Please contact Steve Arden at or call 520-621-5695 to notify us when stock transfers are expected to help facilitate the processing and receipting of stock transfers.

Tax Tips for 2023

There are a number of strategies you can implement for year-end giving that also provide tax savings. To learn more, expand the boxes below to review the information in our tip section or contact the University of Arizona Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning by phone at 520-621-1993 or

If you itemize deductions, you can deduct cash gifts made in 2023 up to 60% of your adjusted gross income for gifts made to qualifying charities like the University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of your preferred University of Arizona designation.

If you are 70 ½ years or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to the University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of your preferred University of Arizona designation and pay no income tax on the distribution. Some limitations apply, including a maximum of $100,000 in qualified charitable IRA distributions per taxpayer, per year.

The University of Arizona Foundation is a qualified non-profit to receive a grant from your DAF. Please direct your grant to:

University of Arizona Foundation
(Tax ID #86-6050388)
 1111 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721

If you have any questions call our Donor Services Line at 520-621-5491 or email

More Information on Donor-Advised fund gifts and Next Steps


The Donor Services team is ready to assist during the university closure. Call 520-621-5491 or 800-409-9791 or email if you need assistance making a gift. Leave a message if you are directed to voicemail — we are likely busy helping other donors but will return your call as soon as possible.