How to Make Your Gift

Thank you for considering making a gift to Miami Law.  Gifts to the law school can be made at a number of levels and through a variety of methods.

 Gifts by check, money order, credit card or Online

Online Giving

Gift Form

Gifts by Phone or Fax

Contact the Law Alumni Association at 305-284-3470 or toll free at 1-866-99UMLAW or fax to 305-284-3968.

 Gifts by Bank Wire (EFT)

Please contact Georgina Angones, Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations, University of Miami School of Law for wiring instructions.

 Gifts of Securities

Gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed at Miami Law; however, these gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and the University of Miami central staff. The University recommends that donors who have decided to make a gift of stock contact Patricia McGraw in Gift Intake at 305-284-5892/ Transfer instructions will be provided.

Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash or credit card:       

  • You avoid capital gains tax.
  • Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
  • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
  • You receive credit from UM for the full fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.

For more information about the benefits, visit our Estate and Gift Planning pages, or contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning at (800) 529-6935.

 Gifts of Property

Miami Law is pleased to accept gifts of tangible personal property that address a specific need and comply with the mission and policies of the University.

Because of the unique circumstances surrounding gifts of personal property, this process is inevitably much longer and more complex than it is for other contributions to the law school. Donors are encouraged to call the University's Office of Advancement Office directly at (305) 284-2888 to discuss a possible gift.

 Matching Gifts

If your company supports a matching gift program, please include your company's matching gift form with your gift.

 Estate/Planned Giving

To learn how easy it is to leave a legacy, please contact: Cynthia Beamish, Executive Director, University of Miami Planned Giving or 305-284-4342 


For more information about Estate/Planned Giving, please visit University of Miami Estate & Gift Planning website.