Giving - Office of Development and Alumni Relations

It’s near the end of the year…how can I give to reduce my taxes?

When you give to USF Health and its colleges of nursing, public health, medicine and pharmacy, your gift goes through the USF Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. This means that when you support USF Health, your gifts are also tax-deductible to the maximum extent of the law.*

Did you know there are many ways you can give? Here are just a few:

  • Online. Giving online is the easiest way to support the causes you love, and you can even schedule recurring gifts to make a lasting, automatic impact.
  • Transfer from an IRA. Depending on your age, transferring funds directly from an Individual Retirement Account to a USF Foundation fund can have great tax benefits. This can be especially helpful if you are over age 72 – when minimum distributions are required. Be careful to work through your financial or legal advisor to make sure the transfer is properly done, and please let us know so that your intentions for the gift can be honored.
  • Gifts of Stock/Mutual Fund Shares. By donating appreciated assets such as shares of stock or mutual funds, you may avoid paying capital gains taxes in addition to the tax savings you receive by writing a check.
  • The Ultimate Gift.  Did you know that the largest charitable gifts are made through a will or trust? Leaving a specific amount, percentage or remainder of your estate to USF Health can create a powerful legacy. Let USF know now so we can honor your gift and make sure it will be used in the way you want.

* This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, so consult your legal or financial advisor to decide what’s best for you. If you wish to make a charitable gift to USF Health, our Gift Planning Team will be ready to work with you and your advisors.