Ways to Give
There are many ways to make a gift to Emporia State University. All gifts are made through the Emporia State University Foundation, a separate nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. The Foundation invests, manages and stewards funds in the best interest of donors and the university.
When you make a gift to Emporia State you have the flexibility of determining the best giving option for you. Thank you for considering an investment in Emporia State's future and empowering education. Every gift, regardless of size, is appreciated.
Marketplace opens giving opportunities to the online community. Click the "Give to ESU" link at the top of the university's homepage, or access Marketplace directly through this link to explore the variety of areas your contribution to Emporia State University will be appreciated.
Unrestricted gifts allow the university to support its greatest needs. Unrestricted gifts are used to support expenses such as student financial aid, teaching, research equipment, facilities and many more needs.
Emporia State depends upon annual gifts to maintain a consistent gift stream. Annual gifts come from many sources including direct mail, the student call center, special events and special campaigns.
Gifts designated to a specific school, student scholarship, program, or other university priority.
Current Use Gifts
Gifts designated to a current use for the short term.
Endowments offer donors the opportunity to make a gift over the long term. Endowments create a predictable source of income and provide a lasting legacy. The minimum endowment level is $25,000.
Many companies match their employee’s charitable gifts. Such programs typically match all—or a percentage of—an employee contribution, creating a partnership between the employee and the organization. Matching gift forms are available from your employer’s personnel office.
The Foundation welcomes a gift pledge—a formal statement of intent to make a gift over a period of time. Each pledge payment is eligible for a charitable tax deduction.
Planned or deferred gifts have several giving instruments including bequests, life-income plans, life insurance, and other options from a donor’s estate. Some vehicles increase a donor’s income, earn valuable income-tax deductions and may reduce estate taxes. Donors providing a planned gift become members of The Lyman B. Kellogg Society and receive annual recognition and invitations to events and activities.