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2017 Year-End Charitable Giving

2017 Year-End Charitable Giving

As you consider your charitable giving prior to the end of the year, remember that gifts made now could generate income tax deductions that may help reduce your tax bill for 2017. Here’s how to complete your 2017 gift to The University of Alabama School of Law by year end.

IMPORTANT:  Credit card gifts mailed to The University of Alabama must be received by Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST in order to be processed. If you wish to make your credit card gift over the phone, the Office of Advancement Services will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST on the following days during the holidays: December 27, December 29 and December 31.  If you have any questions, please call our office at (205) 348-5370.

Gifts by Check

Mailed via USPS

  • Mail via U.S. Postal Service with postmark on or before December 31, 2017, and
  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2017.

Gifts may be mailed to the following address:

Mailing Address
The University of Alabama
School of Law

Office of Advancement
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Gifts by Credit Card

Online gifts via credit card

The most convenient and expedient way to ensure that your year-end gift to The University of Alabama is received on time is to make it online via the UA giving website.  Please consider time zone differences when making your online contribution on December 31. You may give using any major credit card and your receipt is automatically generated and delivered via email.
Please visit UA’s online giving form.

Credit Card gifts mailed via USPS and FedEx/UPS shipping

  • Your credit card gift must be received in the Office of Advancement Services by the 4:00 p.m. CST Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in order to be charged.

Credit Card gifts by telephone

  • Deadline is 4:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, December 31, 2017.
  • Call (205) 348-5370 and have your credit card number, expiration date, daytime telephone number and gift designation ready.
  • After 4:00 p.m. on December 31st, please use the UA online giving form.

Gifts of Securities

Giving stock that is worth more than you paid for it may result in additional tax savings. Stock transfers initiated and received on or before the close of the market on December 31, 2017, will be credited for 2017.  To ensure proper gift credit to you, please notify us in advance when you are ready to make a transfer. For more information regarding stock transfers, please visit UA’s Gifts of Securities page.

Gifts via Wire Transfer

Our wire transfer instructions are as follows:

Bank: Cadence Bank
Address: 1108 Hwy 82 East
Starkville, MS 39759
Routing number: 062206295
Account Name: The University of Alabama
Account Number: 5700000820

Wire transfers must be received at UA’s bank on or before December 31, 2017, in order to be considered a 2017 contribution. Please contact UA at (205) 348-6718 and provide the name of who is making the wire transfer and for what purpose. You may also email Erica Gambrell.

Gifts via IRA Charitable Rollovers

The charitable IRA rollover, also called a qualified charitable distribution, was made permanent in 2015.  Since 2006, many UA donors age 70 ½ or older have used this option to make qualifying charitable gifts that were excluded from taxable income and counted toward their required minimum distribution (RMD).  To qualify, gifts must be transferred directly from the IRA provider to The University of Alabama and meet certain other requirements.  This provision applies to people age 70 ½ or older at the time the transfer is completed.  Please note that an individual taxpayer’s total charitable IRA rollover gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per tax year.  We encourage you to check with your financial advisors about the best ways for you to take advantage of this opportunity as you consider gifts to the University and other charitable interests that are important to you.

It is simple to make a transfer. Contact your account administrator to request a check be delivered to the address below. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2017.

The University of Alabama
Tax Identification # 63-6001138
Attn: Office of Planned Giving
Box 870123
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (205) 348-0999 or toll free at (888) 475-4438.

Questions about year-end giving or supporting UA

Please call the Office of Advancement at (205) 348-4767 or toll-free at (888) 875-4438 or visit Giving to UA for additional information.

This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice. Before making your charitable gift, please consult with your financial, legal and other advisors.

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Professor Krotoszynski Explains the Constitutional Powers that Govern Congressional Ethics

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The University of Alabama School of Law has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to create the Alabama Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program. The program is designed to help prepare students for the law school admission process, to promote success in law school, and to inform about careers in the legal profession.

The Alabama PLUS Program will invite about 30 undergraduate students to the Law School in the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2020 to expose them for four weeks to the joys and rigors of legal education. Participants will focus on becoming competitive law school applicants, professional development and exposure to different legal practice areas.

“I’m grateful to the Law School Admission Council for the opportunity to offer a Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program at Alabama Law,” said Dean Mark E. Brandon. “This is a chance for the Law School to contribute to the lives of aspiring law students and a way for those students to enrich the life of the Law School.”

The program will attract promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession. Preference will be given to students who have registered for, a LSAC campaign that encourages racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law.

“The Law School is excited about the receipt of the LSAC grant to further its diversity initiatives,” said Daiquiri J. Steele, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence. “The Law School’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion is committed to furthering diversity in the legal profession, and the Alabama PLUS program will allow us to expand our efforts in this area.”

The program is open to students who have completed their freshman or sophomore years at four-year colleges and universities, technical colleges, and community colleges. Eligible students must have completed between 24 and 60 credit hours by the start of the PLUS Program and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

For more information and to apply, visit

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The University’s and the Law School’s substantive criteria for appointments are rigorous. A candidate for an endowed professorship must be an outstanding scholar of national or international reputation, an excellent teacher, and an exemplary academic and professional citizen.

“It’s safe to say that each of my colleagues has surpassed the University’s weighty standards,” Brandon said.

Professor Carroll

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of Law. She is a prominent scholar of and advocate for juvenile justice.

Professor Dillbary

John Shahar Dillbary is the James M. Kidd, Sr. Professor
of Law. He is a celebrated teacher and an internationally
recognized scholar, who writes about a diverse array of
subjects related to law and economics.

Professor Elliott

Heather Elliott is the Alumni, Class of ‘36 Professor of
Law. She is an award-winning teacher and a national expert
in both federal jurisdiction and water law.

Professor Hill

Julie Andersen Hill is the Alton C. and Cecile Cunningham
Craig Professor of Law. She has become a nationally visible
scholar and teacher on legal regulation of the banking
industry and on alternative forms of currency.

Professor Joyner

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Law. He is a prolific world-class author on subjects related
to public international law, including nuclear non-proliferation,
nuclear energy law, and the international
rights of nation-states.

Professor Steinman

Adam N. Steinman is the University Research Professor
of Law. He is an accomplished teacher, who writes
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Professor Vars

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of Law. He is a prominent expert on the law of mental
health. He is also a beloved teacher of property law and
decedent’s estates.