Your Gift Matters
In the words of our mission statement, the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) at the University of Utah "aims to improve public health by advancing medical imaging science and technology through the integration of physics, mathematics and engineering with clinical expertise".
Our clinic and labs house some of the most advanced imaging technology available and our researchers and physicians are among the most gifted in the country. We are dedicated to providing our patients and our community with quality, innovation and caring. The support of our donors helps meet our standard of excellence.
Throughout our history, we have relied on the generosity of like-minded friends, corporations, and foundations, which endorse the University's mission of excellence and want to make a difference. Now, more than ever before, our donors are essential to furthering this vital work. We depend on the loyal support of our donors whose generosity and caring makes a profound difference in the lives of real people.
While larger gifts are instrumental in achieving our goals, gifts of all sizes are just as essential to our well-being and growth. Even the smallest gift helps us to continue and expand our cutting-edge research, support our outstanding faculty, and recruit new faculty for the benefit of future generations. Each donation, no matter the amount, is necessary and appreciated.
The reasons for making a gift are personal and varied, ranging from gratitude for treatment received from a caring, compassionate healthcare professional, wanting to leave a legacy for future patients to benefit from, honoring a loved one's memory, to taking advantage of the tax benefits of making a charitable contribution.
We invite you to partner with us in securing the future of the vital research being done here in Utah.
Ways to Give
This is the easiest method. You can help the Department of Radiology continue to progress with even a small contribution.
Gifts of cash or checks are a simple way to give to the Department of Radiology. An outright gift may also be 100% tax deductible with the IRS depending upon your personal circumstances.
An endowed fund is a permanent source of support for the Department of Radiology and is an excellent vehicle for honoring someone important to you. Faculty endowments are powerful incentives for attracting and retaining exceptional physicians and scientists, thereby raising the visibility of the department and the University.
Such gifts are invested by the University to generate annual income, and a portion of the return on the fund is used to support the purpose chosen by the donor. The balance of interest and the appreciation remains in the fund so that the principal continues to grow and keep pace with inflation. An endowed gift will support the University in perpetuity.
There are always opportunities to contribute named gifts in honor or memory of loved ones and friends or even as a special thank you to your favorite health care provider.
For many donors, an outright gift is not the best option. Carefully planned gifts such as bequests, life insurance and real estate can offer significant estate-tax and income benefits, while at the same time allowing donors to make larger gifts to the University than would otherwise be possible.
A pledge can be paid out over a period of three to five years, and allows the donor to commit to a larger gift amount, while enjoying the tax benefits of the actual amount given in a specific calendar year. Many endowments are funded this way.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy to possibly double your gift.
Individuals who transfer stock can receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax. As always, consult your tax advisor before transferring stocks or bonds.