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How to Give

Every gift makes a significant difference. Your gift can be made with cash, personal check, cashiers’ check, money orders, or by credit card. To maximize your gift, many employers offer their employees the opportunity to match their contributions. (Learn More) Planned giving in the form of appreciated securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds) giving you immediate tax benefits, beneficiary designations, charitable remainder trusts, and endowed gifts can be a excellent option as well.

Give by Credit Card

You can give your gift anytime, day or night, by credit card to Touro University California by completing our online form.

Recurring Credit Card Gifts

Recurring credit card gifts, are monthly credit card deductions that make giving simple and easy. On the 15th of the month, you will automatically be charged a pre-set amount as determined by you on the recurring credit card form, with a minimum gift amount of $10 per month.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

If you wish to give recurring donations directly from your checking or savings account, we can enroll you into our Electronic Fund Transfer Program, a paperless, electronic means of transferring funds from your financial institution to TUC’s financial institution. 

Electronic Fund Transfer Program, a paperless, electronic means of transferring funds from one financial institution to another. An Automated Clearing House (ACH) is another name for an EFT. The fund transfer is automated at both ends of the transaction and funds are immediately available.

You would need to sign and complete the TUC EFT Form, once completed, mail to TUC’s Office of Institutional Advancement with a voided check from the account you wish for your gifts to be made.

At the end of each calendar year, TUC will mail a receipt detailing each donation made during that tax year for tax reporting purposes.  If you require a receipt earlier in the year, please let us know. During the tax year, you should review your bank statement to ensure accurate transactions are occurring.

EFT donations will continue year to year until you inform TUC that the EFT payments need to stop.  It can take up to 6 weeks for this change to go into effect. Please do not stop the release of these donations at your bank, without informing TUC, as you will be held responsible for costs associated with bounced fund transfer requests. 

By Phone

If you would prefer to make your gift by phone, please feel free to call (707) 638-5460.

Cash, Check, Money Order, Cashier Check

If you wish to send your gift by check, money order, or cashiers’ check please complete the TUC Pledge Form and send your gift to:

Touro University California
Office of Institutional Advancement
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94541

Matching Gift Program

Thousands of employers offer the additional benefit of a charitable matching gift program. A matching gift program allows for employees, employee spouses, and retirees to make gifts to the charitable organization of their choice and will match dollar for dollar that contribution. 

If your company matches gifts and requires a matching gift form, please contact your company’s human resources department and follow your their guidelines. Once completed, please send your form with your gift to:

Touro University California
Office of Institutional Advancement
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94541

Touro University California Employee Payroll Deduction

Faculty and staff who wish to give at regularly scheduled intervals through payroll deduction can complete the Touro Payroll Deduction Form and email to the Office of Institutional Advancement.

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Gifts in Kind

Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations. These can include tangible assets such as real estate, equipment, furniture, artwork, personal collections, software, licensing, cars, boats, planes, and so much more. These can also include intangible and intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Gifts-in-kind can be put to immediate use to support the University’s mission or when appropriate can be converted into cash. 

All non-cash contributions valued at more than $500 require the filing of IRS Form 8283 – Non-Cash Charitable Contributions. The donor may have to complete section A, Section B or both, depending on the type of property donated and the amount claimed as a deduction.

A gift-in-kind requires an official transfer of ownership of property from the donor to the Foundation. The IRS requires the donor to determine the fair market value of the gift for individual, foundation, or corporate tax reporting purposes. TUC will issue a gift in kind receipt consisting of a simple description of the donated property. TUC will recognize the donor for the value of the gift without referencing or receipting a specific dollar amount.

TUC is required to provide an acknowledgement for non-cash gifts that may include a description but not the value of the item(s). If your gift is valued in excess of $5,000, TUC will ask you to provide a qualified written appraisal. You may request that TUC complete your portion of IRS Form 8283 to confirm receipt of the non-cash gift. If the University disposes of a gift-in-kind within three years, it must file IRS Form 8282 with the IRS and send a copy of the form to the original donor. We encourage you to see professional tax counsel to answer any questions and provide you with assistance when preparing your personal tax returns. Acceptance of a gift in kind is made by the Office of Institutional Advancement. If your gift involves special or unique handling or requires a consequent use of TUC’s resources such as personnel costs, storage facilities, set-up costs or license fees TUC may require a written agreement between you and the University.

Corporate gifts in kind of $25,000 or more should be substantiated by a list of the donated property, inventory or equipment along with a record of software and the length of or type of licensing provided with a value for any annual support agreements. The substantiation may be in the form of signed correspondence from the corporation.

Gifts of vehicles boats and airplanes require that IRS Form 1098C be completed by the University and sent to both you and the IRS.

It is important to note that all of the requirements we have outlined have specific deadlines and equally severe consequences if the regulations of the IRS’s are not met. Not only will your charitable tax deductions be put at risk but failure to comply could lead to TUC being financially penalized up to the value of the gift AND TUC could lose its status as a charitable institution.

Not Deductible As Charitable Contributions

The gift of your time, talent, or service such as legal work, architectural design, construction work, bookkeeping, or other volunteer time can be donated but not as a charitable contribution.  It is, however, permissible for volunteers to bill TUC for their work and upon receiving payment, make a cash donation to the Touro University California.  Appraisal fees related to establishing the value of the gift-in-kind donation are not allowable as a donation.

If you wish to make a gift of partial interest in or ownership of a property, the use of the property cannot be claimed as a donation. Use of a donor’s property for a fundraising event, or free use of office space in a donor-owned building are examples of when you can maintain at least partial interest. If you relinquish your interest or ownership in a building or piece of real estate and donate it to TUC then it would qualify as a donation.

Note: Because of the complex nature of this type of donation, it is best to consult with the Office of Institutional Advancement prior to making any gift-in-kind contribution. We have access to research materials that can be of assistance to both University staff and donors.

Useful IRS Links

Charitable Contributions (PDF)

Form 8283 Instructions (PDF)

Form 8283 Non cash Charitable Contributions (PDF)

Disclaimer:  The information contained here is general in nature and is intended only as a guide. It is not intended to provide legal, tax, or financial advice.

Sources: CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines for Educational Fundraising, 4th Ed., 2009.IRS.

Commemorative Gifts

Whether the special person in your life attended TUC, helped someone else attend TUC, or simply believed in our mission to educate caring professionals who will serve others through their work, providing positive leadership to their profession and community, and demonstrating effectiveness as educators. We would be honored to be a part of the honoring or memorializing of that special person in your life.   

You can also make a gift in honor of achievements or milestone occasions such as graduation, births, or retirement.  Gifts celebrating a family member, classmate, faculty member or friend can support any program or project that you feel would be meaningful to that honored individual.  

In Remembrance

We at TUC understand the importance of one’s life being affirmed and we would like to be a part of honoring your loved ones in a way that they would be proud.

Giving a tribute gift in lieu of flowers is  a meaningful way to honor the passing of your loved one.  If you choose to suggest a gift made to TUC to your friends and family in the obituary, may we suggest the following text for use:

 “In lieu of flowers, a tribute gift on behalf of  (name for whom the gift is being made) is being made to {name of scholarship, program, or project} at Touro University California.  Please make checks payable to “Touro University California” and send donations to: Touro University California, Advancement Department, 1310 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94594. Please include on the memo line the name of the fund and the person’s name for whom the gift is being made.

If you would prefer to create an ongoing tribute to your loved one, you could make a regular donation to Touro University California in their name on an anniversary day or birthday.

The TUC Fund

The TUC Fund was created to support those unexpected opportunities that arise for our faculty and students in which we would otherwise be unable to participate.  These opportunities could include funding a lecture series, bringing a world-class speaker to campus for our students, providing for students to participate in a community service project, or funding a technology enhancement for our students and/or classrooms and labs.  To learn more click here.

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts create financial stability and help promote excellence.  Endowments are created through the establishment of a permanent fund that is invested and managed. A portion of the annual income generated is used to carry out the donor’s designated purpose. Income earned in excess of the annual amount spent is added back into the endowment so that it continues to grow and maintain its purchasing power for future generations. Click here to learn more about funding endowments.

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts are planned financial investments in TUC that can provide you with individual financial benefits such as reduced taxes,  additional retirement income, and more.  Click here to see how you can make a bigger impact in helping TUC.