Ways you can help the Department of Social Work
For more information contact Theresa Kreif:
Make an Online Gift
Please join us in supporting the Department of Social Work by making an online gift today. Your contribution will be made safely and quickly through UH Foundation.
- General Account – To make a donation to the Department of Social Work General Account, please click on this link.
- Department of Social Work Student Aid Fund – To make a donation to the Department of Social Work Student Aid fund, please click on this link.
An outright gift is one that has an immediate benefit to Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health and its programs. Cash, real estate, securities, and other assets can be given outright.
Cash gifts are an excellent way of supporting Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. Cash gifts include checks, drafts, and money orders. If your gift is mailed before the end of the calendar year and you itemize deductions for taxes, you’re eligible for an income tax deduction for that year.
Almost any marketable real estate may be contributed to the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, provided the property is unencumbered. Real estate accepted outright by the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is immediately sold so the proceeds can benefit Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health’s students, faculty, and programs. A gift of real estate may entitle you to a charitable deduction of the full fair market value of the property. For gifts of long-term appreciated real estate the deduction limit is 30% of adjusted gross income with a five-year carry-over period for the excess. You can also bypass capital gains tax on the property.
You may donate stocks and bonds to Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. Long-term, appreciated securities are those you’ve owned for more than one year and have increased in value. Such a gift would entitle you to a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, up to a maximum deduction of 30% of your adjusted gross income for the year if you itemize deductions. Short-term securities are those you’ve held for less than one year. If you itemize, you will be entitled to a federal income tax deduction for only the purchase price of the securities. Depreciated securities are those that have declined in value since you bought them. To gain maximum tax benefits from the gift, it is normally recommended that the donor sell these, take the tax loss, and donate the cash proceeds.
To make a gift of stock to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation to benefit Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, please instruct your broker to transfer the stock to:
Attn: Carolyn Lee
Pauahi Tower Penthouse
1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawai?i 96813
Account name: University of Hawaiʻi Foundation (Account #20M-04015)
In the instructions to Merrill Lynch, please have your broker provide the following:
- The name of the stock
- The number of shares being transferred
- Any special instructions for the use of the gift (program/unit, unrestricted gift, scholarship, etc.)