Ways to Give
The DSU story is greater than the individual. Each student, alumnus, staff member and donor is part of something larger. Every accomplishment. Every graduating class. Every career launched. Every business that hires a DSU grad. Every life that is touched and changed for the better. We all share in, and are united by, that success.
No matter which way you choose to give, you are contributing to every success story that comes out of DSU.
Credit Card or Debit Card
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Check or Money Order
Make your check or money order payable to “Delaware State University Foundation,” notate if your gift is for “general support” or a specific scholarship, etc. in the memo line and mail to:
Delaware State University Foundation
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
If you would prefer to make your gift over the phone using a credit card, please call the Division of Institutional Advancement at 302.857.6055.
Employer Matching Gift
Many companies will match donations made by their employees to non-profit organizations. To check if your employer will double your gift and to find out how to make submit a matching gift request, search for your employer in the box below or consult with your Human Resources or Corporate Giving office.
Appreciated Stocks and Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities offer significant tax advantages and are seamlessly transacted. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu (subject: Request%20for%20Info%20on%20Stock%20%26%20Securities%20Gifts) or 302.857.6055.
Retirement Plan Distribution
If you are 72 years of age or older, consider making a donation by rolling over the required minimum distribution from your retirement plan directly to Delaware State University Foundation and avoid taxes on the funds you contribute. For more information, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu (subject: Request%20for%20Info%20on%20Retirement%20Plan%20Distribution%20Gifts) or 302.857.6055 and read through this brochure.
Bequests and Other Planned Gifts
Learn more about making a planned gift at DSU by reading through this section of our website or by contacting the Division of Institutional Advancement at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu (subject: Request%20for%20Info%20on%20Making%20a%20Planned%20Gift%20to%20DSU) or 302.857.6055.
The following are two popular planned giving options that you may want to consider:
Bequests: Bequests are a popular tool that you can use to include the Delaware State University Foundation in your estate plans. A bequest is a provision in your will that directs monies or property to go to specified individuals or organizations upon your passing. It is as simple as including a line such as the following: “I/We give, devise and bequeath $_______ (specific dollar amount or percentage) of my/our estate to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. located at 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. (Tax ID 20-1372435).” in your will and your estate attorney can assist you in drafting.
Including the Delaware State University Foundation in your will as a contingent beneficiary in the event your primary beneficiary or beneficiaries do not survive you is another option. An example of a contingent bequest provision is: “In the event that (name of beneficiary) predeceases me, I give, devise and bequeath his/her bequest or share to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. located at N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. (Tax ID 20-1372435).” Your legal counsel will be able to assist you in drafting this provision as well.
Life Income Gift: You may also want to consider establishing a charitable gift annuity through a cash or stock gift to the Delaware State University Foundation. Charitable gift annuities provide income—often with an annual return greater than most bank Certificates of Deposits—to the donor(s) for life, after which the assets utilized to create the annuity are distributed to the Foundation. This type of gift has the dual advantages of providing income to the donor and serving as a significant tax-deductible gift. Contact the Division of Institutional Advancement for more information at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu (subject: Request%20for%20Info%20on%20Life%20Income%20Gifts) or 302.857.6055.
These explanations have been provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute either tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult an attorney, financial advisor and/or tax professional.
In-Kind Gifts include such items as books, works of art, equipment, furniture, property and other non-cash gifts. If you are interested in making an in-kind gift, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at dsufoundation [at] desu.edu (subject: I%20am%20interested%20in%20making%20an%20in-kind%20gift%20to%20DSU.) or 302.857.6055 to discuss your intentions.
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