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.
Ways to Join the Swarm
DSU Annual Giving
Annual giving is comprised of strategic year-round activities to solicit individual donor support for Delaware State University.
Credit Card or Direct Debit
The DSU Foundation is pleased to offer 24/7 online giving as a convenient option for donors. Simply go to our secure web site to make a gift by donating online. Once your gift is processed, you will receive a receipt via email. A credit card gift utilizing Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express is one of the easiest, most efficient ways of giving to DSU. If concerned about contributing online, you may make a donation over the phone, by calling 302.857.6056.
If a check or money order is your preferred method of giving, you may download, print, and complete a Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format). Mail the Contribution Form with your check or money order, made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation, to:
Delaware State University Foundation
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Gifts in Kind
Gifts-in-kind represent a portion of the charitable donations received by the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. By definition, these gifts may include such items as books, works of art, equipment of various types, furniture or any other non-cash gifts. Note: The DSU Foundation adheres to all IRS policies regarding gifts-in-kind.
Giving Appreciated Securities (Stocks)
Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages and are seamlessly transacted. All donors should contact the Office of the Development to receive specific transaction transfer instructions (phone: 302.857.6056 or email: dsufoundation [at] desu.edu).
Contact us for more information when determining the best planned gift from you to benefit DSU (phone: 302.857.6056 or email: dsufoundation [at] desu.edu). Following are two popular planned giving options that may fit your giving preferences:
Bequests: the federal estate tax can still take a significant portion of one’s estate at the time of death. A charitable bequest to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. in a donor’s will benefit the University and reduce estate taxes. Your legal counsel can assist you in drafting a will.
Life Income Gifts: Donors may transfer cash or stock to Delaware State University and establish charitable gift annuities that provide them with an annual return greater than most bank Certificates of Deposit. This income is paid to the donor(s) for life, after which the assets are distributed to the University. This type of gift has the dual advantages of increasing donor income and making a significant and deductible gift. Contact us to make such transfers and to establish charitable gift annuities.
Matching Corporate Gifts
Many corporations provide important financial support through their employee matching gift programs. Check with your Human Resources office to determine whether your employer offers such a program. If eligible, simply fill out the appropriate matching gift form and send it to the Office of Development. Matching gifts are included as part of the individual’s total gifts for giving society level memberships. If your employer provides matching gifts, they will supply you with the appropriate form or online link.