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Ways to Give

Donors may make many different kinds of gifts to the College of Education. Gifts both small and large make a tremendous impact on our students, our faculty, and our community. Following are just a few methods of supporting the College.


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Cash Gifts
The most simple and flexible way to make a gift is providing a cash investment. Make out a personal check to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation or use your credit card to make a gift online here.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of publicly traded stock are a convenient way to make a gift to the College. Such charitable transfers of readily marketable securities can be conducted by you directly or through a licensed financial advisor.

Gifts of Real Property
Gifts of real estate to benefit the College may be made after prior approval from the university’s Gift Acceptance Committee. A third party appraisal of the property will be necessary.


One may designate the College in their will and leave a lasting legacy. Gifts can be made by providing a specific dollar amount, a specific percentage of the estate, or the remainder interest, and can be directed toward either a general or specific purpose.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Make a deferred gift to the College and provide yourself and/or others an income for life or a term of years by contributing assets of cash, securities, or other property to a trust designed by you in concert with your financial advisors. A charitable remainder unitrust permits additional gifts to be made to the trust over one’s lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuity
In return for your gift to the College, you or another can receive an annual income for life. Often funded with cash or appreciated securities, this one-page agreement is simple to execute.

For more information on supporting the College, please contact:

Office of Advancement