Outright Gifts

Outright gifts provide the Department of Orthopaedics with crucial support for all of its programs and activities—from research to clinical care. The simplest way to make an outright gift is to write a check to Department of Orthopaedics. Cash is always a great way to give and may be 100 percent deductible with the IRS depending upon your personal circumstances.

Gifts of Endowment

A gift of endowment demonstrates your commitment to the department well into the future. The gift is invested and maintained by orthopaedics in perpetuity and the income earned is used to support the purposes specified by the donor. Over time an endowment fund grows and provides lasting and significant support for the department's work.


Tangible gifts such as property, art objects, and equipment can be donated to the college for educational purposes or resale.

Planned Gifts

Life income gifts, bequests and gifts of life insurance provide important support for general endowments, building projects, equipment, education, and research. Life income gifts offer many advantages to donors, including income for life or for the term of the trust, income for a second beneficiary, and reduction in income, gift or estate taxes.


You can support Department of Orthopaedics by making a provision for us in your will. Bequests of cash, securities, real property, or other assets to the department provide tax advantages.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that allow their employees to effectively match, double, or triple their gifts to the Department of Orthopaedics. Consult your employer to find out if they participate in matching gift programs and whether they would join you in supporting orthopaedics.


Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other securities given to the college may provide a considerable savings in capital gains-taxes for the donor.

Named Gifts

The Department of Orthopaedics offers benefactors the opportunity to contribute named gifts that serve as an enduring reminder of their special commitment to orthopaedics. Gifts may also be contributed in honor or memory of loved ones and friends.