Why Give to Eastern?

Why Give to Eastern?

Thank you for your interest in supporting Eastern Connecticut State University. Each fiscal year (July 1-June 30), gifts to the Eastern Annual Fund support student scholarships, academic programs,technology enhancements, student life, intercollegiate athletics and many other programs. Your participation is just as important as the size of your gift. Keep in mind that most gifts are fully deductible under IRS guidelines. The Parents Fund enables parents/guardians to contribute to initiatives that directly impact their child while he/she is a student at Eastern.

Donors can make gifts using cash or checks (made out the ECSU Foundation Inc.), or you can use your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) to donate online by clicking on the icon below.

In addition, many companies will match your charitable gifts. You can find out if your company has a matching gift program by checking with your human resources office. A pledge form is also available by clicking here.

In addition to traditional cash gifts, other assets that can be used to make a gift to the Eastern Connecticut State University Foundation (ECSU Foundation Inc.) to benefit the students and university programs are listed below. If you have any questions about transferring these assets, feel free to contact us (see contact information below).

  • Appreciated stock – can be especially attractive because of enhanced tax savings. Other securities such as mutual funds and some bonds can also be gifted.
  • Appreciated real estate
  • Gifts In Kind – gifts of property are deductible within guidelines of the IRS and can especially benefit university departments

Most of these assets can be used for planned gifts as well as current outright gifts. Careful gift planning can result in special tax benefits to the donor, sometimes even increased income. Often they can solve special estate or tax planning problems that confront donors. For additional information, visit the “Planned Giving” page.

We are always willing to assist you in making gifts to Eastern.
For further information on any giving vehicle, contact us at:
Development Office
83 Windham Street
Gelsi-Young Hall
Willimantic, CT 06226