Ways to Give

Direct gifts – Whether cash, check, wire, or via credit card – are critically important to the University, because they can be put to work immediately, increasing their impact and extending their reach. Wiring instructions for cash gifts can be found here.

Click here to make your gift online.

Please make your check payable to Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Gifts can be mailed to:

ATTN: Institutional Advancement
Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604

Securities and Wires – Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at their full market value. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the University and is not taxable to the donor. Please contact (562) 475-5147 for more information. For gifts of stocks or bonds, wiring instructions can be found here.

Matching Gifts – The easiest way to double – or even triple – your contribution to SCU is to request a match from your employer. Thousands of companies nationwide support their workforce by making such gifts to the organizations and institutions their employees care about. To see if yours is one, please contact us at alumni@scuhs.edu or (562) 475-5147.

Pledges – A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to SCU. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made in concert with a preliminary “first installment” gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for the University.

Real Estate – Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to SCU to benefit the University. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to SCU, while continuing to occupy the property for life.

Bequests and Charitable Gift Annuities – In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to benefit SCU. Donors who wish to have their gifts managed by SCU must specifically state in their wills or living trusts that their gifts be made to SCU. Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the University and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately SCU receives the trust property. For information on how to include SCU in your estate plans, please contact us at (562) 475-5147.

Gifts of Materials / In-Kind Donations – SCU gratefully accepts donations of materials that support the academic, teaching and research mission of the University. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items of value.

Qualified Retirement Plans – Naming SCU as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to your heirs than if you make a bequest from other funds in your estate. For information on how to incorporate SCU into your estate and retirement planning, please contact us at (562) 475-5147.