Center Austria needs your generous support to realize its vision for increased transatlantic cooperation and projects. The Center relies on institutional and individual giving in order to maintain the excellence of its programs and to create new opportunities for future cooperation with Austria and her neighbors.
The Center is proud to host around thirty Austrian students per academic year at the University of New Orleans. They become part of this special Austrian-American family in New Orleans and bring valuable experiences back to Austria. They serve as citizen ambassadors, strengthening the long-standing ties of friendship between the United States and Austria, and in particular with our partner institution, the Universtity of Innsbruck. Center Austria also regularly organizes international scholarly conferences and publishes the journal Contemporary Austrian Studies and two book series.
The Center for Austrian Culture and Commerce is funded in part the University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts and by an endowment from the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.
Our dedicated funds include:
- The Center Austria Student Fund
- The Center Austria Lecture Fund
- The Center Austria Publication and Research Fund
Ways to Give:
Gifts of Money
Make the check payable to The University of New Orleans Foundation.
Liberal Arts Building LA 197
The University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
By Credit Card
Credit card gifts can be made calling the UNO Foundation Office at 504.280.1100. Please ask for Mr. Andrew Pitman. You will need to identify the credit card and provide your account number, name on the card and expiration date.
Gifts of Stock, Bequests, Matching Gifts
For gifts of stock, bequests and other modes of giving, please contact Center Austria at 504.280.3223
Center Austria invites corporate sponsorships. Please contact the Center at 504.280.3223 to discuss you support.
Gifts to Center Austria and the University of New Orleans are fully deductible charitable contributions. Federal tax law limits the extent to which charitable deductions may reduce your taxable income. When the value of your gift exceeds your maximum percentage limitation in the year given, the excess can be carried forward and deducted in the five succeeding tax years. The same percentage limitation applies to the deduction in each of the carryover years.
Non-Cash Charitable Contributions
The federal government allows you to deduct non-cash charitable contributions. In calculating the deduction, gifts are normally listed at fair market value. However, you must follow the IRS's reporting rules to assure your charitable deduction. If you claim a deduction of $5,000 or more for a gift of property (other than publicly traded securities), the IRS requires you to obtain a "qualified appraisal" and attach an "appraisal summary" (IRS Form 8283) to the income tax return on which you claim the deduction. Less stringent reporting rules (no appraisal required) apply to publicly traded securities and to property gifts worth more than $500 but less than $5,000. If the University of Minnesota Foundation sells your contributed property valued at $5,000 or more within two years of the date of your gift, then it must furnish information concerning the sale to the IRS and to you.