Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways that you can support the School of Computing and Information (SCI). Below you will find a few examples, which may suit your particular interest.

Outright Support

Gifts of Appreciated Securities: The IRS allows one of its most significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities. Appreciated securities can be used to make a one-time gift or to fulfill a pledge (as illustrated above). Securities can be electronically transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. Gifts of appreciated stock are stock help avoid capital gains tax.

Gifts of Business Interests: Give SCI an interest in a closely-held or family business.

Gifts of Cash: Maximize your charitable deduction and deliver immediate benefits to SCI. Outright support can be a one-time gift or payable over 5 years.

Gifts of Real Estate: Make a substantial gift to SCI through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. Special approval by the University of Pittsburgh is required in advance.

Planned and Life-Income Gifts

Planned giving allows you to amplify your impact on future students, faculty and staff while potentially lowering your tax burden and creating a lifelong income stream.

Charitable Gift Annuities - Immediate: Receive a fixed payout and significant tax benefits. Recommended for donors age 65 and older.

Charitable Gift Annuities - Deferred: Build retirement earnings by deferring the onset of annuity payments and utilizing compounding interest. Recommended for younger donors as annuity payments begin at age 55. Tax deduction is given at time of gift.

Charitable Lead Trusts: Freeze the taxable value of your appreciating assets by using them to make gifts today and pass them back to family members later. A great way to transfer wealth to your family members and avoid future gift or estate taxes.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts: Combine a charitable gift with a predictable fixed-income payout by placing your donation into an individually managed trust. Choose from several options that best meet your personal financial situation and our needs.

Gifts of Life Insurance: Create a significant endowment for SCI without dipping into your capital assets. We recommend speaking with a member of the development staff before establishing a life insurance policy.

Gifts by Will or Living Trust: Many SCI alumni have provided for the school in their estate planning. By simply documenting your revocable bequest intentions, SCI can include a percentage of your planned gift in our campaign totals. A great way to give without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

If you have questions, please contact:

Terri Taylor
Director of Development
Phone: 412-383-4517
Cell: 724-841-5315