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Gift Planning

Giving Through Your Will and Other Gift Planning Options

Bequests, Trusts, Gift Annuities, Gifts of Property and more

Gift Planning is one of the most powerful ways you can benefit the Cockrell School of Engineering.  Through a planned or deferred gift, donors can touch the future of the Cockrell School and its students.  Many people associate this type of philanthropy with wills or estates and may incorrectly assume that the benefits flow in just one direction.  In fact, a planned gift can be extremely flexible, offer significant tax and estate planning benefits and, in some cases, provide you with reliable lifetime income while ultimately directing valuable resources to the Cockrell School. 

The University of Texas at Austin has assembled a top-notch team of Planned Giving experts, all available to assist alumni and friends of the university with their gift planning goals.  The University's Office of Gift Planning has the tools and experience to help you explore the possibilities and customize a plan that will fit your needs and goals. They also have significant experience handling gifts of real estate and securities. For instance, gifts of appreciated assets, such as stocks, can be utilized to fulfill commitments while providing a possible reduction in capital gains and other taxes.

To make your own mark on the Cockrell School of Engineering’s future, contact or call the Office of Gift Planning at 866-488-3927.

 Gift Planning Vehicles

  • Bequests of cash, securities or other assets
  • Revocable “living” trust provisions
  • IRA or other retirement plan designations
  • Life insurance policy designations
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Real estate
  • Business Interests
  • Natural resources
  • Artwork and collectibles
  • Intellectual property

The Cockrell School of Engineering encourages all alumni to consider including UT Engineering in their wills, either for a specific dollar amount or a percentage of their residual estate. 

To add the Cockrell School of Engineering in your will, you should include the following language:

“ . . . the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin. This gift shall be used to further benefit and shall be used to support ”

Contact Us

For questions or more information, connect with the Development team:

Chris Higgins

Michael Barasch

Bliss Angerman

Rachel Tedesco

Kasey Carroll