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Giving to QCNR FAQ's

The following questions are among those most commonly asked by prospective donors to the Quinney College of Natural Resources. For more information or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our development director.


How can I give online?

General scholarship and discretionary funds as well as gifts to our BNR Building Remodel fund may be made online quickly and securely by clicking here. For other types of gifts such as establishing a scholarship or professorship and estate gifts, please contact our development director.


Do I have different options in making a gift to the Quinney College of Natural Resources?

You may choose the type of asset (cash or non-cash) to contribute, the giving method (direct or planned), and the initiative you would like to support (a fund, program, scholarship, department, and so on).


May I pledge a gift and spread it out over a period of time? 

You may pledge a one-time gift now or choice to pay for it over a period of weeks, months, or years.


May I make a gift to recognize or memorialize someone? 

Yes, you may make your gift in recognition of a special loved one, friend, or colleague, or to memorialize someone who is deceased. For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact our development staff.


Is my gift tax deductible?

All gifts to the Quinney College of Natural Resources are tax deductible. 


How can I make a gift that will last forever as a tribute to someone?

You may endow your gift so that it lives in perpetuity. The gift's principal will be invested soundly and a percentage of the income generated will be designated as you wish. For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact our development director.


May I make a gift through my estate or will?

There are numerous ways to use your estate as a means to take care of loved ones after you're gone, while realizing your philanthropic goals. For more personalized information or a confidential discussion, please contact our development director or the USU development staff.


Are there other tax breaks or income-producing opportunities for me through my gift?

There are various ways of structuring your gift whereby you will be provided with a stream of income in addition to a tax break.  Please contact your finance or tax professional directly or contact our USU development staff.