Miller Center

Ways to Give to the Miller Center Foundation

There are many ways for one to make a gift to the Miller Center Foundation. Some may have added benefits depending on the donor’s age, type of asset contributed and the form of gift selected. The Foundation will work with you to craft the most beneficial gift for all concerned.

A Gift of Cash

By far, the easiest and most common way to support the Miller Center is to make an outright gift of cash. Checks should be made payable to the Miller Center Foundation, and mailed to:

Miller Center Foundation
University of Virginia
Office of Development
PO Box 400807
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807

Giving Using MasterCard or Visa

One of the easiest ways to give is by using your credit card. Currently we accept online MasterCard and Visa. Simply follow this link to make a secure online gift. If you prefer to call or to make a gift with your American Express card, please call Gift Accounting at 1-800-688-9UVA.

Monthly Giving Program

The option to make convenient monthly donations is now available for Miller Center Foundation supporters. Contributions can be made by automatic bank draft (electronic funds transfer/EFT).

Please follow these simple steps to set up your recurring gift:

  1. Download the enrollment PDF and fill out all relevant information.
  2. Select the Miller Center of Public Affairs under “Pan-University Programs and Services.”
  3. Enter in the amount of your total contribution.
  4. You have the option to select the period for which you want to make the recurring gift (6 months, 12 months, etc.)
  5. Complete the form and send it to the Office of University Development Gift Accounting office at PO Box 400807, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807.

Please note that deductions will take place around the 10th of each month. Cumulative contributions of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 qualify for Presidential Cabinet status. Donors will receive an acknowledgement by mail.

Employees and/or retired employees may qualify for a matching gift from their company. Please consult with your employer's Human Resources Department and send in the completed form.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Making your gift with long term appreciated securities is a tax wise method of supporting the Miller Center. When making a gift of appreciated stock, bonds, or stock options with long term gains, the donor pays no tax on the capital gains and can take a charitable tax deduction for the fair market value of the security (up to a 30% limit of adjusted gross income.)

Corporate and Foundation Support

The Miller Center and its organizational supporters have partnered for over 30 years to fund important programs of national significance.

Planned Giving

Gifts such as bequests, real property, life insurance and retirement plan assets can have significant tax advantages. Consider establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust that will provide you with income for life while supporting the Miller Center.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations, law firms, and other businesses encourage charitable giving by matching their employees’ contributions. Matching gifts from a donor’s employer are credited to the donor. Since the Miller Center is part of the University of Virginia, we are eligible for almost every corporate matching gift program. To expedite the processing of matching gifts, we ask that you enclose with your gift the signed matching gift form available from your employer.

Other Ways to Give

There are many other ways to make a gift to the Miller Center Foundation such as bequests, gifts of real property, insurance or retirement assets, and gifts that provide an income stream to you and/or a beneficiary for life or a term of years. Contact us to learn more.