Make a Gift to the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Ways you can help Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Make an Online Gift

Please join us in supporting Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work by making an online gift today. Your contribution will be made safely and quickly through UH Foundation.

Outright Gifts

An outright gift is one that has an immediate benefit to Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and its programs. Cash, real estate, securities, and other assets can be given outright.

Cash

Cash gifts are an excellent way of supporting Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Cash gifts include checks, drafts, and money orders. If your gift is mailed before the end of the calendar year and you itemize deductions for taxes, you’re eligible for an income tax deduction for that year.

Real Estate

Almost any marketable real estate may be contributed to the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, provided the property is unencumbered. Real estate accepted outright by the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is immediately sold so the proceeds can benefit Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work’s students, faculty, and programs. A gift of real estate may entitle you to a charitable deduction of the full fair market value of the property. For gifts of long-term appreciated real estate the deduction limit is 30% of adjusted gross income with a five-year carry-over period for the excess. You can also bypass capital gains tax on the property.

Securities

You may donate stocks and bonds to Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Long-term, appreciated securities are those you’ve owned for more than one year and have increased in value. Such a gift would entitle you to a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, up to a maximum deduction of 30% of your adjusted gross income for the year if you itemize deductions. Short-term securities are those you’ve held for less than one year. If you itemize, you will be entitled to a federal income tax deduction for only the purchase price of the securities. Depreciated securities are those that have declined in value since you bought them. To gain maximum tax benefits from the gift, it is normally recommended that the donor sell these, take the tax loss, and donate the cash proceeds.

Stocks

To make a gift of stock to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation to benefit Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, please instruct your broker to transfer the stock to:

Merrill Lynch
Attn: Carolyn Lee
Pauahi Tower Penthouse
1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawai?i 96813

DTC 5198
Account name: University of Hawaiʻi Foundation (Account #20M-04015)

In the instructions to Merrill Lynch, please have your broker provide the following:

  • The name of the stock

  • The number of shares being transferred

  • Any special instructions for the use of the gift (program/unit, unrestricted gift, scholarship, etc.)

Please send a copy of these instructions to our Director of Development, Mark Fukeda, so that your gift can be properly credited and acknowledged. Mahalo!

For more information contact:

Mark Fukeda
Director of Development
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
E-mail: mfukeda@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-7988
Fax: (808) 956-4611


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