Invest in the Future of the Department of Physics
Whether you are interested in making an outright contribution, creating an endowment, or setting up a planned gift to the Department, every gift is significant and appreciated. Here are some ways in which you may make your gift to the Physics Department:
Access the convenience of secure online giving through the University's giving page. The website allows you to make gifts using your credit card and tell us how your gift is to be used for support of the Department of Physics.
Checks sent via U.S. Mail
All checks in support of the Department of Physics should be made payable to The University of Texas at Austin. Please note in the memo line your gift's designation to the Physics Department. Checks should be mailed to the address listed below.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Alumni and friends can maximize the impact of their giving to the Department of Physics through employer matching gift programs. Most matches are dollar-for-dollar (1:1), effectively doubling — or in some cases tripling - the value of donors’ gifts. Some companies match the gifts of retirees and spouses as well as those of active employees.
Bequests and Planned Gifts
Gift planning is one of the most powerful ways you can support the Department of Physics. Through a planned or deferred gift, donors can positively affect the future of the Department and its students. Some enable you to support the Department of Physics, receive tax benefits, and sustain your current lifestyle. Such gifts include bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. Learn more about structuring a gift that will help you honor your values and meet your personal, financial, and estate planning goals.
When you create an Endowment, you can honor someone important to you while providing permanent support to the Department of Physics. The money is invested, and each year a distribution is made from the endowment to support the program or area of your choice.
Gifts in-kind are non-monetary items of tangible property or other physical assets that represent value. Some examples are property, stock, art collection. To ensure proper processing, donors should alert a staff member in the College of Natural Sciences Development Office at (512) 471-3299 to discuss their in-kind gift.
A gift of appreciated stock is an excellent way to support the Department, simultaneously avoiding capital gains tax and taking a charitable deduction. To ensure proper processing, donors should alert a staff member in the College of Natural Sciences Development Office at (512) 471-3299 to request transfer instructions.
Wire transfers are most commonly used with gifts made from outside the United States or for large gifts within the US. To ensure proper gift credit of the gift, donors should contact a staff member in the College of Natural Sciences Development Office at (512) 471-3299 to request transfer instructions.
UT Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction
Are you a UT employee? If so, you can support the Department of Physics through payroll deduction. Set up your payroll deduction here.
Mailing Address and Contact Information
All checks and documentation in support of the Department of Physics should be mailed to:
College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
120 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G2500
Austin, TX 78712-1252
Telephone: (512) 471-3299
Fax: (512) 232-1045
For more information about supporting the Department of Physics, contact:
Associate Director of Development
Office: (512) 232-1870