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One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the University of Pittsburgh is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card, or money order today, you enable the University of Pittsburgh to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary, or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, explore the links below.

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Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this complimentary guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact us for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the University of Pittsburgh in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Federal tax ID number: 25-0965591