Thank you for your interest in making a gift to University of Kentucky. You can support any University of Kentucky fund through our online giving page!

Scroll through the funds listed on our homepage or use the search tool at the top of each page to find a fund you'd like to support. You can search by fund name or by keywords.

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If you know the name of the fund you'd like to support, but it's not yet in our online catalog, you can still make your gift. Simply type the fund name into the search tool and click the magnifying glass icon. Click the “Donate to…" arrow to make your gift. We have typed “Student Development Officer Scholarship" to illustrate this example:

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Who do I contact with questions about giving?

The Office of Philanthropy can be reached in the following ways:


(800) 875–6272 toll free
(859) 257–3911

Mailing Address:
University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy
William B. Sturgill Philanthropy Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0015

Why should I give to the University of Kentucky?

In 1865, a group of Kentuckians gave of their personal resources to begin an educational institution for the Commonwealth. Due to their farsighted generosity and the investments of many others in subsequent decades, our great University of Kentucky stands today. Through your financial support, you can be part of that rich philanthropic legacy and our historic mission to provide education, research, outreach and service. Now more than ever before, the University needs private donors to become strategic partners in our vision which is not just for a better university, but for a better Commonwealth.

Are my gifts tax deductible?

The University of Kentucky is a tax–exempt organization because it is an agency an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Charitable contributions to the University are deductible by donors because the University of Kentucky is an educational organization pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) and a government agency pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the Internal Revenue Code, when contributions are made to it in furtherance of its public mission of education, research and service.

For assistance in deducting charitable gifts on your taxes, please consult with your own attorney, accountant or financial advisor.

Will I receive a tax receipt?

After making your gift, you will receive an email with a receipt to be used for tax purposes.

What is a recurring gift?

Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for your convenience. Gifts like these allow you to make a larger commitment and space out the payment; they also ensure consistent support to the university.

How do I cancel or modify my recurring gift?

Your recurring gift will be automatically billed to your credit card until it reaches its specified end date or it is stopped. You can stop your recurring gift by following the steps below.

  1. Click here and sign in using your email and password.
  2. Select Access Your GiveVault in the upper right corner.
  3. Under Account Info on the left side select “Recurring Donations."
  4. Select “Stop" on the recurring gift that you would like to cancel.

Note: To change the card being charged chose “Billing Information" under the Account Info section. Then choose “Update/Change Billing Information."

What are other ways to give to the University of Kentucky?

There are a variety of opportunities available to invest in the University of Kentucky, its many programs and its deserving students. Regardless of which type of gift you choose, you can be assured that your support will help the University enhance the quality of life for citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. Please click the links below to learn more about each option.

How do I take advantage of my company's matching gift program?

Gifts to the University of Kentucky may be doubled or even tripled through matching gift programs made available by more than 1,000 employers across the country.

To find out if you work for a matching gift company visit: or ask your human resources department.

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