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FAQs: Making a gift

Is my gift tax deductible?

Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Who decides where my gift will be used?

You do! We find our donors enjoy uniting their personal interests with specific K-State colleges and programs. Explore K-State's colleges and programs in our colleges and programs section.

How should I make out my check? Where do I send it?

When making a gift by check, please remember to include a contribution card or a statement indicating your gift’s purpose. Gifts made by check should be payable to the KSU Foundation and mailed to:

Kansas State University Foundation
1800 Kimball Ave., Ste. 200
Manhattan, KS 66502-3373

What if I want to be anonymous?

If you wish for your gift to remain anonymous, please indicate your wishes at the time that you make your gift.

Will my company match my gift to KSU Foundation?

Many employers will match your gifts or volunteer efforts. To find out if your company has such a program, use our matching gifts search tool.

Can I make a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

Yes. Visit our online giving portal, you can make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone by designating your gift to any established K-State fund you choose. To establish a special memorial fund, contact the stewardship team.

Methods of giving

How can I make a gift?

Supporting K-State isn‘t a one-size-fits-all experience. You can select the method of giving that suits your needs. From making a simple gift online to transferring stock, we can help you meet your philanthropic goals. See our How to Give section for an overview of giving methods available.

How do I give a gift of stock or mutual funds?

You can find out more about making a gift of stock by visiting our Gifts of securities or mutual funds section.

How do I give a piece of real estate to the foundation?

You can find out more about making a gift of real estate by visiting our Gifts of real estate section.

I am interested in making a planned gift. How do I find out more?

Our gift planning staff can assist you with bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, IRA rollovers, gifts of life insurance and more. Please visit our planned giving section for more information or contact our gift planning office.

Do I need to notify the foundation if I have included a gift to the foundation in my will?

We invite you to contact our gift planning office so that we can assist you with bequest-related needs. Also, you can access sample bequest language through this website.

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