Once a donor decides on a particular area of interest, there are several ways to further designate a gift. The list below highlights the most common gift opportunities.
Discretionary funds provide immediate support for current use and are most often given to support the areas most in need. Discretionary gifts are often expended within a short time frame and do not typically earn interest. They provide immediate support for things such as building capital, equipment, one-time scholarship awards, special events, student activities and academic programs.
UHCO offers a range of named gift opportunities including classrooms, examination rooms, public spaces, laboratories, academic offices, scholarships, professorships, lectureships, chairs and programs. Named gifts create enduring tributes and permanent memorials that honor the legacy of individuals, families, and organizations. Named gifts are recognized in a variety of ways including, and as appropriate to the gift, plaques, listing on the Wall of Honor, signage and/or printed materials.
Smaller named gifts may be given in honor or memory of an individual or family and may be designated for the Book of Memory which funds provide support for areas of the college most in need.
An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, and only a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to the principle. Over the years, the fund can grow, and hopefully keep pace with inflation. Such endowments, which typically bear the name of the donor(s), reflect your interests and serve as an enduring testament to your generosity.