Giving Options

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Other Giving Options

Give a Gift

Your support to M State - Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Wadena makes a difference!

Gifts may qualify for income-tax charitable deductions, but we encourage donors to discuss potential tax advantages and other aspects of charitable giving with their attorney, tax advisor or financial consultant.

Whichever method you choose to give your gift, you can be assured that your philanthropy will contribute to the future of this great college. Help us make students' dreams come true by providing affordable higher education.

Endowments

Endowments funds are established when a donor(s) make(s) a contribution to the Foundation of $25,000 or greater with conditions and restrictions that are acceptable to the Foundation. The endowment gift can be given over a period of time up to 5 years.

Unrestricted Gifts

When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the Foundation gains flexibility not otherwise available. Unrestricted gifts can be used at the discretion of the Foundation Board to meet changing or urgent needs such as new educational initiatives, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, or capital improvements. Contact Denise Laymon at denise.laymon@minnesota.edu or 218.846.3720

In-Kind (non-cash) Gifts

An in-kind gift is a non-cash gift, usually tangible. An examples is program equipment, computers and books. Non-tangible gifts could also include things such as a service.

To make an in-kind gift, please contact the Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720 to discuss M State's or Foundation's interest in accepting the non-cash gift. If the M State or Foundation wishes to accept the gift, the donor bears the responsibility to complete the Acceptance Form for Non-Cash Gifts. Also be aware that tax laws place the burden of appraisal on the donor.

Matching Gifts

If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, you can double, or sometimes even triple, your contribution or your spouse's contribution to M State. Many corporations and businesses have demonstrated their support for M State by matching or multiplying their employees' gifts up to a set amount. Ask whether your employer or your spouse's employer participates in such a program. Certain restrictions apply to matching gifts. Please consult your company's personnel office for further information.

Your support is instrumental in bringing innovative educational opportunities to the region. Extra gifts such as those provided through a company's Matching Gift Program have significant impact on the M State's continued success.

To apply for matching funds from your or your spouse's employer, simply pick up a Matching Gift form from the employer (usually through the personnel or public relations department). Each matching gift program varies in terms of when the gift to our foundation can be matched, but the one constant is that the employee must initiate the process. Please follow the employer's instructions.

It's never too late to match your contribution. Even if your last gift to the Foundation was several months ago, you may still be able to apply to your employer or your spouse's employer for a matching gift. Many companies will provide matching funds within one calendar year.

Thank you for investing in success.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to M State Foundation and Alumni.

Benefits of gifts of stocks and bonds
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Further our mission today
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to M State Foundation and Alumni.
Benefits of gifts of real estate
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to M State Foundation and Alumni

Gifts of Retirement Assets

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to M State Foundation and Alumni.

If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can make a gift of your unused retirement assets to help further our mission.

Benefits of gifts of retirement assets
  • Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
  • Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
  • Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction

Gifts of Cash

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

Benefits of gifts of cash
  • You can make an immediate impact on our mission
  • You can take a charitable income tax deduction

Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to M State Foundation and Alumni. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to M State Foundation and Alumni. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

Benefits of gifts of life insurance
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • If M State Foundation and Alumni retains the policy to maturity, you can receive additional tax deductions by making annual gifts so that we can pay the premiums
  • If M State Foundation and Alumni cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work
  • If we retain the policy to maturity, or you name us as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization so that we can use the proceeds to further our charitable work
Please let us know if you have already named us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

Last modified: October 1st, 2018 at 12:58pm