FAQ

  • Certainly; in fact, such gifts are welcome. However, there are significant limitations as to the tax deductibility of amounts given by researchers to their own projects.

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  • No. You can designate whatever amount you want to each.

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  • It is unlikely. These two campaigns have co-existed for the past thirteen years. Coordinating them simply means that employees can make all their donations in a single transaction instead of having to participate in two separate campaigns.

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  • You can make a pledge by filling out the pledge form given to you by your department campaign coordinator. Pledge forms can be used for payroll deduction gifts and one-time cash and credit card gifts. OR you can submit payroll deduction gifts online by going to Employee Link and clicking on the UA Cares logo. By following instructions on the Employee Link – UA Cares option, you may give through the UA Foundation, the United Way, or both.

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  • The Office of Community Relations acts as a liaison between the donor and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Only the information necessary to process your pledge is released. If you do not make a pledge, your returned form is shredded upon receipt.

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  • No. If you become unemployed or change employers, your payroll deduction will stop automatically. If you wish to continue your pledge through other means, please contact the UA Foundation or the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona directly.

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  • Yes. Because the United Way and University of Arizona Foundation receive, record, and acknowledge gifts through separate accounting systems, two separate checks are necessary.

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  • There is a line for write-in agencies on the pledge form, and there are several lines for write-ins on the online giving system. Your gift will go where you designate, minus an 11% administrative fee collected by the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Donors wishing to give to more agencies, areas, or programs than they can list on the paper pledge form may attach a sheet with additional designation information to their personalized form. Additional designations must include the total amount that the donor intends to give to each additional are

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  • UA Cares is a University of Arizona workplace giving initiative providing employees with the opportunity to support UA services and programs and the broader community. Through UA Cares, employees can give to any non-profit organization or "Community Impact Area" through the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona or to any University program and service through the UA Faculty and Staff Campaign.

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  • Through the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, 15% of your gift goes to administrative costs. Gifts to the UA Faculty & Staff Campaign through the UA Foundation in excess of $5,000 are subject to a 11% administrative fee. There is no fee for UA Foundation gifts under $5,000.

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  • Through your efforts, the University is able to provide students with the latest in technology, an outstanding faculty and a valuable education. That result is attributable in significant measure to the generosity of private benefactors. Private support from alumni, friends, parents and faculty and staff is vitally important.

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  • Contrary to common perception, the University is not a state-supported institution. It is only state-assisted, receiving 28% of operational budgets from the state on an annual basis. The remainder must come from other sources.

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  • Supporting the campaign means making a difference in our communities . . . feeding families, giving the gift of education, providing mentoring for our youth or helping to fund vital medical research. Through UA Cares, employees can give to ANY nonprofit organization(s) or Impact Area through the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona and/or to any area of the University through the Faculty/ Staff Campaign component of the University of Arizona Foundation.

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  • In the vast majority of cases, yes. There are certain limitations, however. Please check with your tax advisor.

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