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Types of Gifts


Outright Cash

A gift of outright cash is the easiest way to support Emporia State. Cash gifts can be made by outright cash, personal checks, cashiers checks, money orders or through credit/debit card transactions. Gifts are made payable to the Emporia State University Foundation.

Appreciated Securities

Appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds offer tax advantages to a donor. If you have held securities for more than one year, a gift may provide a twofold tax benefit: creating a tax deduction and avoiding capital gains tax. Gifts of securities may be made by transferring stock from a broker’s account or gifting a physical stock certificate. Instructions are available from the Foundation office.

Real Estate

Real estate gifts such as a personal residence, farm, ranch, or vacant land offer a wide variety of tax benefits. Real estate is available for use by the university immediately or may be donated as a bequest through a planned gift.

Personal Property

Gifts of personal tangible property may include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value. Other intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents and mineral rights can generate income for a program of your choice on a continuing basis. The tax deduction depends upon IRS guidelines and only gifts that support the ESU mission are acceptable.