What to Give

At University Hospitals, giving comes in many forms. Following are some of the most common assets people give to support the mission and vision of UH:


Gifts of cash can be deducted against a larger portion of your taxable income than can gifts of appreciated property. Cash is the simplest medium for a donation, and makes an immediate impact. Your gift can be made to us outright, or can fund one of our life income arrangements.

Appreciated Securities

Using appreciated securities to make your gift can help you avoid capital gains tax. Download our stock donation form (PDF).

Business or Partnership Interests

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a participant in a professional corporation or a family business, giving business or partnership interests is a wonderful way to support UH while also saving both income and capital gains tax.

Artwork or Personal Property

Giving personal property, such as artwork, books and other collectibles, may be more beneficial than continuing to maintain them.

Real Estate

University Hospitals is happy to consider gifts of residential, commercial and undeveloped real estate. As with donations of other types of appreciated property, gifts of real estate secure a charitable income tax deduction for you, based on the fair market value of the property, with no capital gains liability for the transfer to us.

Retirement Plans

We offer a wise, charitable alternative to the double taxation awaiting your retirement plan (e.g., 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, and SEP) in your estate.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can be made by transferring ownership of the policy to University Hospitals or by naming UH as the beneficiary of the policy.

Please contact our Gift Planning team for more information at 216-983-2200.

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To find out more about how you can make a difference at UH, contact us: