What You Can Give

Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift to Carnegie Mellon.


One of the most common ways to make a gift to Carnegie Mellon University is to write a check, give a credit card number, or donate online.

Stocks & Bonds

Giving long-term appreciated stock is one of the most tax-efficient ways to make a charitable gift. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Carnegie Mellon University.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding Carnegie Mellon's future.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. A gift of life insurance can be made without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages and make a significant charitable gift to Carnegie Mellon.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Carnegie Mellon.