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University of Idaho Foundation

Year-End Gift Deadlines - December 31, 2013

Below are gift acceptance guidelines for 2013, which will determine the tax year for which the donor is able to claim their charitable contribution to the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (Foundation).  Donors are strongly encouraged to give NOW before December 31, 2013.

University of Idaho Foundation - Year End Office Hours (December 2013)

Though the University is closed to the public December 23-January 1, the Foundation (Moscow Office) will be staffed Thursday and Friday, December 26 and 27, and Monday, December 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mailing Address: University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. Telephone: (208) 885-6796
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3147
Moscow, ID 83844-3147 email:

Hand Delivery: Mary E. Forney Hall, Room 117
1210 Blake Avenue


  • Hand Delivered: The last day that a donor or Development Officer may hand deliver a gift to the Foundation and qualify as a 2013 calendar year gift is Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
  • Via US Mail: Gift envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013. Mail that is postmarked in December 2013 but delivered in January to other University departments must be sent or delivered immediately to the Foundation.
Important: Include donor envelopes with gift transmittal form so the postmark date can be verified.
  • Sent via third-party carrier: Per the IRS, the legal date for gifts sent via FedEx, UPS or other third-party carrier is the date that the envelope is received by the Foundation—NOT the date sent.


Per the IRS, the legal contribution date for a credit card gift is the date that the charge is posted to the donor’s credit card account. The postmark date for a mailed-in credit card contribution does NOT determine the legal gift date for a credit card gift. 
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: The Foundation accepts the following major credit cards for payment of charitable contributions: American Express, Discover, Master Card and VISA.
  • Credit Card Information via Phone Call to the Foundation: 2013 credit card gifts must be called into the Foundation no later than 3:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.


  • “Inspiring Futures” online giving web site:
    2013 gifts must be entered on the web site no later than 10:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.


  • Electronic transfers of marketable securities: Electronic transfers must be credited to the Foundation’s brokerage account on or before December 31, 2013 to qualify as a 2013 gift. Please instruct donors to initiate their transfers as soon as possible to ensure the transfer is complete by December 31. Contact us at 208.885.4000 or for transfer instructions or further information.
  • Stock certificates: Certificates and signed stock powers (separately mailed) must be postmarked or physically received no later than December 31, 2013.


  • In-kind (personal property) gifts must be physically received by a University department prior to December 31, 2013, in order to qualify as a calendar year 2013 contribution. Departments must report in-kind gifts to UIF as soon as they are received.
  • Gifts of real property must be transferred to the Foundation prior to December 31, 2013. Real property gifts must have prior approval of the Gift Acceptance Committee.

The University of Idaho Foundation staff looks forward to your cooperation and assistance with Calendar Year End 2013 gift processing. Any questions can be referred to 208-885-6796 or