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Ways to Give

Thank you for your investment in Trinity University. However you direct your generosity, you make a difference in the lives of students, faculty, and the Trinity community, and contribute to our #TigerPride.

There are many ways to give to Trinity, including:

Online or by Mail

The fastest way to make a gift is online by using our online gift form.

If you wish to send a personal check by mail to the address on the left, please make checks payable to Trinity University, and please include a note telling us how to direct your gift. If you need further information, please call 210-999-7415, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Electronic Funds Transfer or Trinity Automatic Cash Transfer

Trinity University accepts electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments or Trinity Automatic Cash Transfer (T.A.C.T).

Download a copy of our T.A.C.T (PDF) and return the completed form with a voided check (not deposit slip) or voided savings deposit slip for bank verification to the address on the left.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Trinity University alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution!

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your human resources office or enter your employer's name in our matching gift form.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Honorary and memorial gifts recognize others through gifts you make to Trinity University. Gifts made in memory or in honor of a family member, teacher, student or friend are generous and thoughtful ways to remember a person's life and his or her accomplishments.

These gifts may be made online or mailed to the address on the left. Please include the name of the honoree or person memorialized, along with the name and the address of the individual(s) to whom you would like the acknowledgment sent.

Any further questions may be directed to Cynthia Uviedo at 210-999-8075 or cuviedo [at] trinity.edu.

Stocks & Securities

Giving securities directly to Trinity is an advantageous ways to provide financial support rather than selling them and donating the proceeds.

  • You may be able to claim the value of donated shares as a charitable deduction on your income tax. The value of your stock is the mean of the high and low the day it is received in Trinity’s account.
  • You may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of your shares given to Trinity.
  • Please consult your tax professional for more information.

To contribute securities directly to Trinity, please notify us of your intentions to transfer stock so we may identify, allocate, and acknowledge your gift. Please contact Jim Holzbach, Senior Director of Advancement Services, at jholzbac [at] trinity.edu or 210-999-8079. 

Learn more about gifts of stocks & securities →

Gifts in Kind

A gift of personal property includes equipment, inventory, books, works of art, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by Trinity University. Gifts-in-kind will be used to benefit the University, department, or center as designated by the donor.

Acceptance of the gift is based on whether Trinity University can use the gift in furtherance of its mission. Consideration will be given to the cost of accepting and maintaining the gift as well as costs associated with potential resale of the gift.

Depending upon the donor’s tax circumstances, a charitable deduction may be claimed if the gift is accepted for the University’s tax-exempt purposes. If you are interested in pursuing this type of gift, please call 1-888-TU DONOR (883-6667) or 210-999-7415.

Real Estate

Real estate gifts, such as single-family homes, vacation property, condominiums, office buildings, vacant lots and farms and ranches, are an excellent way to support the mission of Trinity University as well as to provide important benefits to you and your family. You can use real estate to make an outright gift, establish a retained life estate or to set up a charitable remainder unitrust to pay you an income for life. You can obtain a charitable income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes. The minimum value of a real estate gift is $25,000.

Giving of Tangible Personal Property

For many donors, tangible personal property, such as art, antiques or collectibles, represents some of their most valuable assets with which to make charitable gifts. Because the IRS rules for gifts of tangible personal property are quite different from those for gifts of cash or other types of property, we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in making such a gift.

Note: The fiscal year is June 1 through May 31. Gifts and payments on pledges will be counted in the fiscal year in which they are received. Your annual Trinity Fund gift must be received before May 31 in order to be counted in a specific giving club within that fiscal year.