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Ways to Give

All gifts, in every form and in any amount, make an important difference to the Jacobs School of Engineering. Whether you are making an annual gift, considering a gift of endowment, or wish to remember the Jacobs School of Engineering in your will, we are here to assist you in making your gift as convenient as possible. For more information please contact Zack Smith, Executive Director of Development at (858) 246-2722 or

  • Endowments
    A gift of endowment to the Jacobs School is a permanent investment in our students, faculty, and research programs. Only the income and related gains from most endowment funds can be spent – the principal cannot be touched. The income from an endowment created to support engineering at UCSD provides the Jacobs School with an ongoing source of funding that grows over time.
  • Securities and Mutual Funds
    Gifts of marketable stock or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact at the Jacobs School of Engineering. You'll also create an immediate income tax deduction for yourself based on the assets' current value.
  • Wills and Bequests
    If you are unable to make an immediate gift, but would like to provide for the Jacobs School 's future, consider making a bequest. Your will or living trust protects your family's future with an estate plan. By including a bequest to the Jacobs School , you also can help ensure that your goals for the future live on.
  • Matching Gifts
    Matching gift programs can dramatically increase the impact of your gift to the Jacobs School . Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and may double or triple any charitable contributions made by their employees. Usually you can find out if a company is eligible by contacting its human resources department. If your company offers a matching gift program, you may indicate so on the online giving form, or simply inform our development office at the time your gift is made by calling Zack Smith, Executive Director of Development at (858) 246-2722 or Search corporate matching gifts database »