Supporting the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a way to give back to an important cause, while also contributing to your own personal and financial goals. Our donors experience the excitement of seeing their gifts lead to positive change, and — in many cases — tangible financial benefits to themselves or their beneficiaries.

The Dugoni School is a private institution with tuition and fees providing about two thirds of the revenue necessary for the doctoral program. That's why gifts to the dental school are so important.

There are numerous ways to make a gift. Please click on one of the links below for more information or contact the Development Office at 415.929.6431.

Your gift to the Dugoni School Annual Fund provides the unrestricted funds and flexibility necessary to propel our great institution forward. Your Annual Fund gift can be put to work immediately — it's the key that opens our doors to providing excellence in dental education, accessible oral healthcare for our patients, and opportunity in faculty and student research and innovation, while supporting our humanistic values.

The Annual Fund is both the entryway to Dugoni School philanthropy and the destination for leadership giving.

Your thoughtful and generous gift is most welcome, so please join us in our pursuit of excellence with a secure online gift or pledge today. You can also contact Anita Ayers, Annual Fund Manager at 415.929.6402 or by email at aayers@pacific.edu.

Leadership gifts to the annual fund are recognized at the following levels:

  • Partner — $1,000
  • Patron — $2,500
  • Benefactor — $5,000
  • Visionary — $10,000

Giving By Mail

Please make checks payable to Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Gifts can be mailed to:

Development Office
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you have any questions, or would like to speak with someone in the Development Office about other ways to support the dental school, please call 415.929.6431.

What is a gift-in-kind?

A gift-in-kind is a gift other than cash. Examples:

  • supplies
  • books
  • equipment
  • artwork
  • computers
  • meeting space
  • mailing services
  • printing and duplicating services
  • used or antique dental equipment or textbooks

We will list all gifts-in-kind in our Report to Investors publication every fall. This is a great way for your company to receive some extra recognition for your donation.

If you have questions, please email kwessler@pacific.edu or call 415.929.6406.

Endowments provide financial support for the future needs of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. You can create a named endowment by making a $50,000 gift or pledge.

These types of gifts help support the dental school by providing student scholarships, faculty support, chairs or professorships,  or funds for patient care, departments or facilities. 

If you would like to create an endowment, please contact Dr. Craig Yarborough, Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement at 415.929.6430 or cyarborough@pacific.edu.

The Power of the Powell Match — Dollar-for-dollar match of new gifts to endowments

University of the Pacific has been honored to receive an extraordinary gift of $125 million from the estate of the late Robert and Jeannette Powell, the largest gift in the university's history and among the biggest single bequests to any institution of higher education in the United States. A full $85 million of the Powell's gift is dedicated to matching, one for one, new endowment gifts of $50,000 or more. For more information about the Powell Match please visit: Pacific.edu/Powellmatch

Many corporations sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

If your or your spouse's company is eligible, request a matching gift form from the employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry may be doubled or possibly tripled.

Use the search tool below to find out if your or your spouse's employer can match your gift, as well as who to contact at the company.

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Send matching gift forms to:

Development Office
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6406
kwessler@pacific.edu

Planned Giving

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has a large number of alumni, friends and grateful patients who are choosing to give through gift annuities, life income gifts or estate gifts. These donors felt they needed their capital during their lifetimes, but found it possible to associate themselves forever with the dental school through their estate plan.

If you would like to learn how you can reduce your taxes through a planned gift, contact Kevin Wessler at 415.929.6406.

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The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has been the recipient of bequests, both large and small, from many alumni, friends and grateful patients over the years. These donors felt they needed their capital during their lifetimes, but found it possible to associate themselves forever with the dental school through their estate plan.

These bequests have been welcome and important to the Dugoni School. If you would like us to provide a sample of bequest language, please contact Kevin Wessler at 415.929.6406 or kwessler@pacific.edu. The value of a bequest to the dental school is deductible for estate tax purposes.

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Do you wish to make a substantial gift to the Dugoni School, but feel you cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by your assets? Our life-income gift program offers several ways to help you make such a gift, while retaining an income for your lifetime.

The benefits to you, the donor, vary, but all these arrangements have the following attractive features:

  • Income for life paid to you and/or another beneficiary, such as your spouse or another family member;
  • Increased income if a gift is made to a life income plan that produces a higher yield than the donated asset;
  • An immediate federal income tax deduction for a portion of the value of the gift; and
  • Elimination of capital gains tax at the time of transfer if the asset is in the form of securities or real estate that has appreciated in value.

Our staff can provide you information about the options available when planning a life-income gift. For more information, please contact Kevin Wessler at 415.929.6406 or kwessler@pacific.edu

Almost any kind of real estate — a primary residence, vacation home, farm, commercial building or an undeveloped parcel of land — can make a valuable gift to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. You can even contribute your residence now and still reside in it for life.

As with gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds and personal property, no capital gains tax is due when you donate appreciated real estate. You are entitled to an income tax deduction in the amount of the appreciated value of the real estate, and you avoid estate taxes on the appreciated asset. The dental school is willing to accept real estate that is:

  • Free of hazardous waste and environmental concerns
  • Marketable
  • Free of debt or liens
  • Free of donor conditions

Our staff can give you information about the options available when making a gift of real estate. For more information, please contact Kevin Wessler at 415.929.6406 or kwessler@pacific.edu.

Many donors to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry make outright gifts and pledges in the form of appreciated securities rather than cash, providing an extra tax advantage.

If you itemize your tax return, you are entitled to a charitable income-tax deduction for the full value of your gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months.

You avoid paying a tax on capital gains that you would owe if you sold the securities. Gifts of securities are deductible for federal tax purposes up to a limit of 30% of your adjusted gross income.

To make a gift of stock or securities, transfer them to University of the Pacific, Arthur A. School of Dentistry (Tax ID# 94-1156266):

The simplest way to make your gift is to instruct your broker to electronically transfer the number of shares you wish to donate to our broker listed below. Your receipt will acknowledge the date and number of shares received. We will also include the value we recorded for your gift (the average of the high and low sales price of the securities on the date they are received into the  Dugoni School account).

Our Broker is:

Mr. Douglas Bott 
Morgan Stanley
Brookside Business Park
3521 Brookside Road, Ste. 100
Stockton, CA 95219
209.476.2881

Our Account Number is:

DTC #: 0015
ACCT: University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry/
105-022521

If you have the actual certificates, please call for instructions.

Important:

Please download the Information Form. Please complete the form and fax it back or scan and return it by email with the amount of your gift and your instructions for its use. 

If you have questions about making your stock transfer, please call our broker. For questions about making a gift to the dental school, contact the Development Office at 415.929.6431.