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 for more information. 



The University of Arizona will be closed from 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 until 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. The University of Arizona Foundation will be closed Dec. 23, 26, and Jan. 2. Please be aware that the University of Arizona Foundation offices will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 27 through Dec. 30.

Designating Your Gift

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

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Give to a College, Center, or Program

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Reciepting Information for Tax Year 2022


We process and receipt checks received after Dec. 30 according to the postmark date on the envelope. Note that if the check is sent via UPS/FedEx or hand-delivered, the tax receipt will reflect a 2022 processing date only for checks received by the Foundation on or before Dec. 30, 2022.

Mail your check to: 

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

Credit Cards

In accordance with IRS regulations, charged gifts are processed and receipted for the date the charge hits the credit card account. That means that a postmark cannot be used to receipt a credit card gift mailed on Dec. 30 or earlier if we do not receive the charge before Dec. 30. We recommend making your credit card gift online on or before Dec. 30 to prevent any issues.  

Stock Transactions

Donating appreciated publicly-traded securities is a tax-advantaged way to give, regardless of whether you itemize deductions. Stock transactions are 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. 30 in order to count in calendar year 2022. Please contact Steve Arden at 520-621-5695 to notify us when stock transfers are expected to help facilitate the processing and receipting of stock transfers.

Tax Tips for 2022

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 2022 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

Other Questions

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.

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful holiday season!