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How to Give

When you make a gift to Arkansas State University, you have the flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as several options for making your gift.

Applying Your Gift

The A-State Fund

Gifts to the A-State Fund are among the most valuable, because they allow the university to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. Your unrestricted contribution may be used to support costs associated with financial aid, innovations in teaching, research equipment, facilities and much more.

The A-State Scholarship Fund

A gift to the A-State Scholarship Fund ensures that your donation is given to a student in need. Scholarships awarded from this fund are evaluated on a case-by-case basis where factors such as academic standing, leadership skills, financial need, and community service are evaluated.

Directed Gifts

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific college, program, or scholarship. When you make a directed gift to ASU, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a cause that is personally meaningful to you.

Types of Gifts

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts you can make. They can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash or personal check, cashier's checks, or money orders made payable to the ASU Foundation.

Appreciated Securities, Stocks and Bonds

These gifts also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to ASU before they are sold. You can also make a gift of mutual funds, non-marketable stock or closely held stock. Contact your financial advisor for more information on how you can donate these assets to Arkansas State.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate, including personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land, offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.

Personal Property

Gifts of personal property, including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value, may enable you to make a significant gift to ASU with tax benefits to you. Likewise, gifts of intangible property including copyrights, patents and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is a process of charitable, legal, financial, and tax planning that enhances your philanthropy and enables you to address other financial and estate planning issues while making a gift. Planned gifts include life income plans (pooled income funds, annuities, and remainder trusts), as well as lead trusts, bequests, real estate, tangible personal property, closely held stock, life insurance, and gifts of a remainder interest in a home.


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