DECEMBER 1, 2020 — Many UTSA faculty, staff, alumni and friends will make their final 2020 gifts to university programs, the UTSA Alumni Association and UTSA Athletics during the last few weeks of the year, including today: Giving Tuesday.
“Nationally, giving is traditionally highest during the months of November and December,” said Karl Miller-Lugo, vice president for development and alumni relations. “For some people it’s the deadline for tax purposes, but for most, they just feel a sense of being charitable during the holidays. We are certainly grateful for the support, especially this year, as we plan for a successful 2021.”
“We are certainly grateful for the support, especially this year, as we plan for a successful 2021.”
Here are some tips to ensure that your UTSA gift is eligible for a 2020 tax receipt:
- By credit card: Your online credit card gift must be made before 11:59 p.m. (Central time) on December 31, 2020. You are encouraged to make your gift on the UTSA Giving website so that it can be processed immediately as staff continues to work from home.
- By check: If you wish to make a gift by check, it must be postmarked by December 31, 2020. Send your check to The University of Texas at San Antonio, Attn: Gift Services, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249.
- By stock or securities: Transfers of stock and securities take a bit longer than traditional gifts. Requests for transfers should be submitted to UT System by the donor or broker before December 11, 2020. For more information, call Gift Services at 210-458-6818.
- Gift planning: To learn about smarter giving opportunities, such as Donor Advised Funds, gifts of IRA assets, charitable annuities and trusts, or gifts in your will, call 210-458-7307.
Winter hours: Gift Services will be open during the winter break from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 21 and 28–31. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will be closed Tuesday, December 22 through Friday, December 25. UTSA is closed on Friday, January 1 and normal business hours will resume Monday, January 4, 2021.