Give a Gift

Gift of Cash

Making a gift of cash by check or credit cards is often the most convenient way to give to the University of Houston. These gifts may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. Here are some of the options:

  • Give online with a credit card on our secure server.
  • Respond to an Annual Fund phone call from a University of Houston student.
  • Give by phone with a credit card by calling toll free 1-877-755-0559.
  • Give by mail by sending a check or money order to the University of Houston Office of Development.

University of Houston System
Gift Processing and Records
P.O. Box 867
Houston, TX 77001-0867

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Gifts of appreciated shares of marketable securities are a valuable contribution to the University of Houston. What’s more, these gifts may give you significant tax advantages because you can deduct the market value of publicly traded securities without paying capital gains tax on the sales of the gifted stock.

The University of Houston maintains active trading accounts so it’s easy to transfer securities to the University. For details on making a transfer, please contact Sandy Wilkerson at 713-743-1003 or

Charitable Gift Annuities

When you are looking for ways to help the University of Houston serve the region and impact the world, you shouldn’t feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support UH’s work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.

When you create a charitable gift annuity with UH, your gift provides you with regular payments and allows us to expand our opportunities for our students. You can also receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.

For additional information, please contact Andrea Olczak at 713-743-6313 or