Ways to Give

Giving to CCSU is an important decision—and a good investment. A gift now will support current University operations or may be added to the endowment to produce future revenue. (For other giving options, click on “Planned Giving.”) Whatever form your gift takes, we will use it wisely and gratefully.

Here are some options for giving now:

Cash—Writing a check to the CCSU Foundation or using our secure, online website (click on “Give Now”) is easy and offers you immediate tax savings. As some of our donors do, you may wish to make a three- to five-year pledge, payable monthly or quarterly, enabling you to contribute more generously than would be possible through a single outright gift.

Securities—Mutual funds, company stock, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, or certain government bonds offer income tax advantages when given after they have appreciated in value more than 12 months. Gifts of appreciated, marketable securities can be sold and reinvested by the Foundation free from capital gains tax, while providing you a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift.

Personal Property and Real Estate—Gifts such as special collections, valuable artwork, houses, or land can be used by CCSU for educational purposes or sale. Arrangements can be made with the University to benefit you in various ways. Special tax rules apply here, and you should consult both your tax counsel and the CCSU Development Office.

Life Insurance—You can make a current gift using life insurance by assigning annual policy dividends to the Foundation. Or, if changes in family circumstances make the policy unnecessary, you may give paid-up whole life policies to CCSU.

For information, contact Chris Galligan, Institutional Advancement, at 860-832-1764 or