Ways to Give

You may designate your gift for a specific purpose, or make it unrestricted. Unrestricted gifts serve both areas in the greatest need and ideas with the greatest promise. As a public institution of higher education, charitable contributions made to UT Southwestern Medical Center are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Gifts of Cash and Pledges

Your cash gifts to UT Southwestern Medical Center are completely tax deductible, up to 50 percent of adjusted annual gross income. If the deduction exceeds that limit, the remaining deduction can be itemized for an additional five years. You may also make a pledge for gifts of $5,000 or greater, donated over a period of up to five years.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs – which can double or triple the amount of your contribution – to encourage employees and their families to give to charitable organizations. Ask your company's human resources department about the availability of matching gifts.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

You can make gifts or pledges with appreciated securities also to your benefit, as the full market value of the gift can be deducted if the securities were owned for more than 12 months. Securities used in this manner avoid capital gains taxes, and the gift is entirely deductible for federal tax purposes for up to 30 percent of the year’s adjusted gross income.

Gifts of securities are made electronically via transfer to The University of Texas System for the benefit of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Click here for more information.

Noncash Gifts

You may also choose to make a noncash gift – including real estate, retirement plans, life insurance, personal property, or publicly traded securities – to benefit UT Southwestern.

Planned Giving

There are many benefits of planned gifts to UT Southwestern. Explore which options may be right for you. Learn more


Donations can be mailed to

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 910888
Dallas, TX 75391-0888
Phone: 214-648-2344