• Endowments

    Endowments are long-term investments in the university, held in perpetuity. They provide benefits such as scholarships and support funds to students and faculty year after year, generation after generation. Because the gift principal is invested and only a portion of the income is spent, a donor who creates an endowed gift can be confident that it will grow and continue to support UAB in the years to come.

  • Outright Gifts

    This is the most frequently used form of giving. Cash gifts provide immediate benefits to the institution. The actual cost to the donor may be reduced by tax savings achieved through a charitable deduction.

    UAB is pleased to receive pledges payable over a period of up to five years. Pledges may be paid in equal or varying amounts, according to the donor's wishes or convenience.

    Appreciated Marketable Securities
    Giving appreciated securities may have special tax advantages. Within limitations, the donor may avoid the capital gains tax and be eligible for a charitable deduction for the full market value of such securities at the time of the gift. Contributions in excess of the limitations may be eligible for carryover to future tax years.

    Real Estate and Personal Property
    Gifts of real estate and other personal property generally have the advantages described for gifts or securities, provided the property is a long-term capital asset in the hands of the donor. The donor's qualified appraiser must determine fair market value for income tax purposes.

  • Planned Giving

     The UCDC is supported by charitable gifts made generously in lifetime or at death as part of a donor's overall financial and/or estate.

  • Naming Opportunities

    Offering 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at UAB is housed on the 12th floor of the newly constructed Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building.  Multiple space and program support naming opportunities are available.

For more information on an of the above giving opportunities, please contact:
Christian Smith
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South, BDB 463
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412
Phone (205) 934-1974