How to Contribute to The College of Business and Innovation

The Tradition of the Gold and Blue

UT’s College of Business and Innovation (COBI) has been a leader in business education since its establishment in 1930. Thanks to the support of numerous alumni and friends our programs continue to grow and evolve.   We take great pride in the student-friendly atmosphere of the new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement, our “high tech-high touch” curriculum, and the fact that we have over an 85% job placement rate upon graduation. We are also again recognized as a top 300 Business School in the 2011 Princeton Review.

Today, the COBI is well positioned to blend its growing global image with an ever increasing impact in regional economic development, producing the next generation of business leaders, translationalresearch and meaningful business engagement. Whether you are providing scholarship funds to help a student complete her degree, enabling the College to recruit and retain a top faculty member, or funding the new alumni learning network, your gifts enable us to take advantage of opportunities and propel our programs to a new level.

The COBI and UT Foundation are able to work with you on several different giving opportunities:

  • Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Scholarship Support
  • Endowment Giving

Please see the information on outright giving and planned giving below. For information on scholarships and endowment contact: Andrew Gaines, Major Gifts, College of Business and Innovation at (419)530-5301 or

Give Today

  • Online Credit Card Gifts: Make an immediate gift by credit card through the UT Foundation’s secure website. To be sure your gift is used according to your wishes, please list the College of Business and Innovation Progress Fund or other specific area in the section called “Choose the area(s) your contribution will support”

To give online now click: Give Online

  • Gifts by Cash or Checks: Gifts by check should be made payable to:
    The University of Toledo Foundation
    P. O. Box 586
    Toledo, OH 43697-0586
    Note: Please indicate if your gift is for the COBI Progress Fund or another area in the COBI.
  • Gifts of Securities, Real Estate or Other Properties: For more information please contact Andrew Gaines at the UT Foundation at (419) 530-5301 or

Plan for Tomorrow

Planned or deferred gifts allow donors to make a significant gift that will benefit the College of Business and Innovation in the future, typically at the donor's or beneficiary's death. The UT Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with donors and their legal and financial advisers to establish planned gift arrangements.

In many cases, planned gifts offer donors substantial tax advantages and financial benefits, such as lowered estate tax liability or increased spendable income. Donors should consult with their own advisers as to the specific tax consequences.

For more information on gift planning please visit UT Planned Giving.

Tax Benefits

Your gift may provide you with federal and state income tax benefits.

If you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, you may be able to deduct your contribution to UT from your adjusted gross income. In addition, gifts of appreciated property avoid long-term capital gains tax. Check with your tax advisor for deduction and capital gains tax requirements and limitations for your situation.

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Last Updated: 11/3/16