Making a cash gift allows donors to immediately make an impact on a University of Kentucky scholarship, college, department, program or unit, because cash gifts are readily available. They offer the university greater flexibility in a year, freeing funding to increase scholarship support, purchase new classroom or laboratory equipment, fund university initiatives or accomplish college, department, program or unit goals. They benefit donors, as well. Every year that you make a cash gift, you are eligible for a tax deduction.

  • UK's Entity Identification Number or its Tax Identification Number is 61-6001218

For more information, contact the Office of Gift Receiving at (859) 257-7320 or choose one of the ways below to make your gift. To discuss cash gift options, contact UK Philanthropy at (800) 875-6272, (859) 257-3911 or

•    Respond to Annual Giving solicitations via phone, mail or email or make an online gift
•    Bank draft 
You can complete the automatic bank draft donation agreement, print it and send it to or mail it to UK Philanthropy, PO Box 23552, Lexington, KY 40523. Include a blank, canceled check for payment processing.
•    Check
Mail your check to the UK Philanthropy, PO Box 23552, Lexington, KY 40523.
•    Credit card 
Make a gift online or call the Office of Gift Receiving at (859) 257-7320.
•    Electronic transfer
Note: Wire transfers incur substantial fees. An electronic transfer through the Automated Clearing House Network (or "ACH") is often a more practical option.
Make a direct gift via wire transfer. Once you schedule the transfer, please notify Nikki Russell at (859) 257-3914 to ensure smooth processing of your gift.
•    Payroll deduction
UK employees can support the university through payroll deduction. To enroll, sign in on using your LinkBlue ID and follow the online instructions. Employees can designate where their gift goes and choose to benefit multiple funds, colleges, departments or programs on campus.
•    Time-sensitive gifts
Donors trying to meet a deadline can mail a payment through an express carrier. However, the IRS regulations stipulate that gifts sent by private carriers are dated based on UK’s date of receipt not the postmark, whereas gifts sent through the US Postal Service are counted based on the postmark date.

To make a cash gift, visit our secure online giving site, wire transfer your gift, designate your IRA distribution to UK or mail a check to:

UK Philanthropy
PO Box 23552
Lexington KY 40523