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Strengthen your Community by Giving!


How do you want to make a difference?


Your gift can be directed where it is needed most or to a program of your choice. You can make a positive change happen in our community through the Bennion Center's powerful programs. Your gift contributes to a more inclusive, healthy, just, and resilient community and helps our students become the leaders of tomorrow. 


Making a difference is more affordable in 2021. Under the CARES Act, you can take an above-the-line tax deduction of up to $300 for charitable giving. This means, your gift of up to $300 can reduce your tax liability or increase your refund even if you don’t normally itemize deductions.


Ways to Give

General Fund

Your gift will make an impact where your generosity is needed most.


 Click here for General Fund

Individual Programs

Make a gift to a specific Bennion Center program you care about.


 CLICK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMs

Other Ways to make a Difference

Create an ENDOWMENT

Endowments provide stable funding that sustain the Bennion Center in perpetuity. With an endowment, you can create a scholarship, support a program, fund general operating costs, or whatever matters most to you. Contact eva.jansson@utah.edu or 801-585-0093 to learn more.


Give SECURITIES or DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

To learn more, contact kirsten.dorius@utah.edu or 801-585-0745 | toll free 800-716-0377. Information is also available on the Development Office website.


Give a MATCHING GIFT

Many employers will match your contribution. To learn if your employer will match your gift, simply use the U's Matching Gifts Employer Search Engine.


Leave a LEGACY

Support the Bennion Center with a gift through your will or trust. Planned gifts, such as a Charitable Remainder Trust, can actually increase your available income by making a generous gift to the Bennion Center. Contact us to discuss the benefits of effective estate planning. Click here to learn more or contact Jessica Nelson, JD, the Director of Planned Giving at jessica.nelson@admin.utah.edu or 801-585-5950.


Buy GROCERIES at Smith's

Smith's Inspiring Donations

Smith’s Inspiring Donations will donate 0.5% of every purchase you make. Log into your Smith's Food & Drug account, then click on the following in the order shown below:

  1. Go to My Account 
  2. Click Inspiring Donations
  3. Search for U of U - Bennion Center (by name or the code QK633)
  4. Click Enroll

sign up for smith's inspiring donations

Thanks for your generous support!

Eva Jannson

Eva Jansson | Director, Development

Eva Jansson is no stranger to the University of Utah. After earning degrees in anthropology and international studies from the U, she joined the development team at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts where she worked for several years. Her love of data and analysis eventually drew her to join the research team and the University’s Office of Advancement before she stumbled across her future role as director of development at the Bennion Center. She’s excited to be part of team of staff and students who dedicate themselves to making the world a better place for everyone. When not at work, she enjoys a plethora of hobbies including elaborate cross stitching, terrible movies, intensive strategy games, jeeping, and her dogs (Archer and Crom).

801-585-0093 | eva.jansson@utah.edu

Last Updated: 6/28/21