UC Annual Giving

Gifts to the University of Cincinnati provide a vital source of unrestricted operating income for the University, its colleges and programs. Annual gifts help offset reductions in state funding, allowing the University to support its students and faculty where the need is greatest.

You may designate your gift to a specific college or program within UC. Because annual gifts are expendable during the year they are received, your gift has an immediate impact on our students and the University.

As an annual donor to UC, your gift makes a difference in the lives of individual UC students. Whether it supports scholarship funding, classroom or library materials, technological upgrades or student programs or services, your gift enhances the UC educational experience. And your gift adds value to your own degree by ensuring that UC builds upon its excellent reputation for years to come!

Your annual gift to UC - whether it be $25 or $25,000 – allows UC to replenish the resources needed to continue offering an outstanding education at an affordable cost. So please make your gift online today and invest in UC's mission of providing world-renowned scholarship, innovation and community service!

Your gift of $1,000 or more qualifies you for membership and benefits of the Charles McMicken Society.

Giving Opportunities


The UC Telefund employs UC students to conduct telephone outreach to alumni, parents and friends. Students call from the Telefund center located in the Armory Field House. Telefund provides UC students an opportunity to talk to alumni, parents and friends about new campus programs and initiatives. The students will also invite alumni, parents and friends to participate in the UC Annual Fund by making a gift to the University.

Our students generally call alumni twice a year; first on behalf of their college and second to ask for support of the University as a whole.

Matching Gifts

You may not realize that many companies sponsor programs that enable their employees and retirees to double or triple their personal contributions to higher education. To find out if your company or parent company has a matching gift program, please visit our Matching Gift Directory. Maximize the impact of your gift to UC with a matching gift.

The process is simple – just contact your human resources department and ask for a matching gift form, fill it out, and forward it to the UC Foundation. Foundation staff will verify the form, return it to your employer, and the company will then issue a matching gift to UC.

Please send completed forms to:

The University of Cincinnati Foundation
P.O. Box 19970
Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970