Office of Gift Planning

There was a sense of optimism and excitement at the UO as we welcomed students to campus this fall for in-person instruction and activities. The 2021 entering class is the largest ever, and the first to enjoy the new Student Welcome Center, which is located in the brand-new DeNorval Unthank Jr. Hall.

Unthank represents the new standard in campus housing, with dining facilities that serve the entire campus. This building is just one of many new resources available to the UO community. We hope you can come visit

If you have questions about the information on our website—or the benefits of gift planning—we’d be happy to meet with you on campus, Via Zoom, or whatever works best for you.

Tax Tips

As we prepare for the end of the year and get our Ducks in a row for tax season, I’d like to share some news that could help you reduce your tax burden and increase the impact of your charitable giving in 2021. The federal stimulus bill, called “The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021” contains two provisions that will have a direct impact on charitable giving in 2021.

  • Do you itemize? The stimulus bill allows you to make a cash gift to the UO and deduct up to 100 percent of 2021 charitable contributions from your adjusted gross income (AGI). The deduction also applies to cash gifts that fund a charitable gift annuity, if the annuity is established in 2021.
  • If you claim the standard (rather than itemized) deduction, a single filer can deduct up to $300 for charitable gifts made in 2021 ($600 for those married and filing jointly).

Sharon Heth
Senior Director of Development
Gift Planning


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