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Ways to give

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MSU Denver is indeed an exceptional place to support because the return on investment is measured in real and noble lives. That’s why we’ve intentionally grown the ways you can give.

Please take some time to see what kind of giving fits your needs best:

     Make a Gift Online

     Cash Gifts

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     In-Kind Gifts

     Securities

     Real Estate

     Faculty and Staff Gifts

     Planned Gifts 

     Tribute and Memorial Gifts

     Matching Gifts

 

Make a Gift Online – To ensure your privacy and security, please know that all online transactions are processed through a secure server. If you have any concerns about this process, please review the on-line privacy policy or call the Development Office at 303-556-8424.

Click here to make an online donation

Cash Gifts – This is the easiest and most convenient way to give. A check or credit card is a simple and quick option. And know that you can direct your gift specifically to a scholarship fund, a department or any other program. Or you can make your donation unrestricted—meaning your money will go to the University’s most immediate needs.

To give with a credit card, click here

For checks, simply make your gift payable to the MSU Denver Foundation, Inc. and mail to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
P.O. Box 17971
Denver, CO 80217-9812

 

Pledges – A pledge is both easy and tax wise. You can make a pledge and then pay it anytime over a certain period; usually pledge terms range from months to years and are often paid in five years or less. This might mean that you are able to share a bigger gift than you could have if you gave it all at once.

 

In-Kind Gifts – Property such as art, books, office supplies or computer equipment are perfect ways to express your kindness. Call our Development Office at 303-556-8424.

 

Securities – You can give securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) as a gift or as a pledge. Your income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities and you may avoid capital gains taxes on the transfer. MSU Denver's Foundation has an account with UMB Stock Brokerage Services. To transfer stocks, please call our Development Office at 303-556-8424.

 

Real Estate – A residence, farm, undeveloped land, vacation home or commercial property can make a meaningful impact at MSU Denver. You can give real estate as an outright gift or as a gift through your estate. Please call our Development Office at 303-556-8424.

 

Faculty and Staff Gifts

MSU Denver faculty and staff give in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. Every gift—regardless of size—makes a difference to the University. The size of your gift is unimportant. It is your participation and that of fellow faculty and staff that speaks volumes.

As an added convenience, you can contribute through payroll deduction. Complete the FacStaff Gift Form (PDF 69 KB) and then print, sign, and return it to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Annual Fund
Campus Box 14
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

 

Planned Gifts – The most common planned gift is through your will, known as a bequest, and can be cash, securities, real estate or other assets. And the value of your bequest is tax deductible.

You can also give charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate and gifts of retirement plan assets (you can name MSU Denver as a beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan).

Income-producing planned gifts can enhance your estate because it lets you increase your income, diversify your holdings, reduce your income and capital gains taxes and avoid probate costs.

Let us know your planned giving questions so we can help you structure a planned gift that meets your philanthropic goals. For more information, please call our Development Office at 303-556-8424, or go to Planned Gifts.

 

Tribute and Memorial Gifts – If you would like to honor and remember a family member, friend or colleague in a meaningful way, a tribute and memorial gift might be the perfect answer. To make a memorial donation, please provide the following information:

  • name of the honoree
  • his or her (or family’s) contact information
  • your name, address, phone number and gift amount.

Please make your check payable to the MSU Denver Foundation, Inc. and mail to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
P.O. Box 17971
Denver, CO 80217-9812

We will send you a receipt to acknowledge your tax-deductible donation, and we'll notify the tribute family of your kindness.

 

Matching Gifts – Businesses frequently will match gifts made by their employees. A matching gift can help you double or even triple your donation by matching all or a percentage of your contribution. They make your employer, or your spouse’s employer, a partner in your personal philanthropy. Search here to see if your company has a matching-gift program:



It’s easy. Get your or your spouse’s employer’s matching-gift form, and complete the employee section. If you’re mailing your contribution, please include the form with your gift. If you're making an online contribution, mail or fax your matching-gift form to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Development/Matching Gifts
Campus Box 14, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

For more information, please call our Development Office at 303-556-8424.

 

Make a Gift Online – To ensure your privacy and security, please know that all online transactions are processed through a secure server. If you have any concerns about this process, please review the on-line privacy policy or call the Development Office at 303-556-8424.

Click here to make an online donation