You Can Help

The RIRC is devoted to the study of repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury. We depend greatly on your generous donations, which help enable our research. Your contributions will be used to advance research that is targeted to new treatments for spinal cord injury.

Ways To Give

Outright gifts, such as cash, securities or other property provide the Reeve-Irvine Research Center with much needed financial assistance. Outright gifts, be they large or small, have an immediate impact on projects because they can be used to support a variety of different needs for the center, specifically gifts that can fund new projects/ideas without the restrictions and bureaucracy often attached to federal or state funded grants.

A gift of endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to principal. Thus, over the years, the fund can grow and keep up with inflation. Endowments help to support the Center’s research efforts overtime. Such endowments, which typically bear the name of the donor or donors, reflect your interest and serve as an enduring testament to your generosity.

Your gift can allow you to hold an interest in that gift for your lifetime or for a specified term of years. After that time, the funds become available to the specified project or program. For example, you can set up a charitable trust for a specified period, or for life.

Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor. Many UCI donors have utilized planned giving methods and are enjoying the benefits today: capital gains tax savings, increased income and income tax savings.

A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities helps you save taxes twice. Such a gift will prove an income-tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.

When you give a gift of your home or real property, you may claim an income-tax charitable deduction based on the full market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes, and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. Gifts of real estate can also provide income to you.

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift. It may be followed by an immediate gift or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete their gift pledge by making regular payments over a period of time.

When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the Center gains flexibility not otherwise available. The unrestricted gifts can be used to meet the changing or urgent needs at the Center.