Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash
Securities
Matching Gifts
Planned Gifts

There are many ways to make a gift to South Texas College of Law. Some have added benefits for the donor depending on his or her age, the type of asset contributed, and the form of gift selected. South Texas College of Law works with each donor to determine the type of gift that best aligns with the donor's wishes and the College's needs.

South Texas College of Law is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institution. Gifts to South Texas are tax-deductible, but please contact your tax adviser regarding the circumstances of your particular contribution.

Gifts of Cash
Making a gift of cash by check or credit card is often the most convenient way to support South Texas.

Checks should be made payable to South Texas College of Law and mailed to:

Office of Advancement
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, Texas 77002

You can also make your gift to the College by using your credit or debit card online. It is a safe and secure means of making an immediate gift to South Texas. Click here to make your gift online. For added convenience, you may also set up automatic and recurring payments, as well as specify how you would like your gift to be used ( e.g.,by designating that your gift support the College's Annual Fund or choosing another program).

Securities
Gifts of securities afford donors an attractive means of giving to South Texas College of Law. Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities, computed on the day of transfer, while avoiding payment of capital gains on the appreciated value of the stock. If the securities are held by your bank or broker, it is usually best to transfer them electronically via the Depository Trust Co. (DTC) system. First, contact the STCL Office of Advancement at (713) 646-1803 and provide the following information:
  • Your name and address
  • The name and ticker symbol of the security
  • The number of shares you are gifting
  • The purpose or designation of your gift
The College will provide you or your broker with the banking account information needed to complete the transfer. Individuals who wish to make gifts of securities are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisers.

Matching Gifts
Many employers match the gift their employees make to South Texas College of Law. Please check with your employer's Human Resources Department to find out if your company will match your gift, and to get the proper form to submit when making your gift to South Texas.

Planned Gifts
A planned gift to South Texas College of Law allows donors to make a meaningful contribution to the College while also strategically meeting their financial goals. Planned gifts can increase current income for the donor or others, reduce the donor's income tax, and enable the donor to avoid capital gains tax and pass assets to his or her family at a reduced tax cost, while supporting the College.

Individuals interested in making a planned gift to South Texas are encouraged to consult their legal and financial advisers. Suggested bequest wording to present to one’s attorney could read:

“After fulfilling all other provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath ___% of the remainder of my estate or trust [or $_______, if a specific amount] to South Texas College of Law [Tax ID# 74-1554976], a charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Texas, and presently having offices at 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77002.”
Planned Giving Website
For comprehensive assistance in developing your planned-giving strategy, please visit the College's Planned Giving website by clicking here.

Individuals who include STCL in their estate plans are recognized as members of the Fred Parks Legacy Society. If you would like more information on the College's Planned Giving Program, please contact Maya Fredrickson, Senior Vice President for Advancement at (713) 646-1803 or mfredrickson@stcl.edu.

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