How to Contribute

To discuss a current gift or a named endowment, the donor may contact Foundation president, Terrylin G. Neale, at 713-622-6061. 

The University of Houston Foundation will accept gifts of cash and securities, and when appropriate, gifts of real property.  Gifts of securities, including stocks and bonds, will be liquidated immediately and added to the Foundation's investment pool. 

To establish a named endowment, the minimum contribution is $25,000.  The gift amount will be invested, with the income to be distributed to the college/program of the donor's choice. 

How to Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity 

The fair market value of assets contributed to UHF for a gift annuity shall be at least $20,000, regardless of when the first annuity payment will be made and regardless of whether payments will be made to one or two annuitants. 

For both immediate and deferred gift annuities, the minimum age of the annuitant(s) at the time the first annuity payment is to be made by UHF is age 65.  A deferred annuity should have a first payment start date no more than 10 years from the date the annuity is established.  No maximum age limit applies.

An immediate gift annuity is one in which the first payment to the annuitant will be made at the completion of the calendar quarter in which the gift annuity was established.

A deferred gift annuity is one in which the first payment to the annuitant will be made at the completion of the quarter that is more than one year after the date the gift annuity was established.

Any contribution of assets worth $1 million or more must be approved by the Board of Trustees before a gift annuity can be established.

Donors may establish multiple gift annuities, but cannot add to an existing annuity.

To learn more about a charitable gift annuity, please contact the UH Office of Gift Planning by telephone at 713-743-8680 or by email at giftplanning@uh.edu. The website is www.giftplanning.uh.edu