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Gift Planning

Planned Giving

Find out what types of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

Gift Planning

Gift planning, also referred to as planned giving or legacy giving, describes an array of methods that can be used to commit to making a gift that will be paid to a non-profit organization at a future date, in some cases from the donor's estate upon their passing. Often these options allow a person or couple to make a more significant gift than they would be able to with their ordinary income. These giving vehicles can align with estate and tax planning guidance, often providing the donor or donors a means to benefit both their heirs and the not-for-profit organization, while reducing the impact on the donor's estate, the sale of a business, or other events with significant tax consequences.


Your charitable gift to ESU will provide vital support for our students and our institution and will influence the well-being of our graduates and the communities they serve far into the future. In addition, you can enjoy immediate or deferred tax benefits for you and your family.

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Gifts of Cash

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

Flowchart: Donor makes a gift of cash to ESU Foundation.

Benefits of gifts of cash

  • You can make an immediate impact on our mission
  • You can take a charitable income tax deduction

How to make a gift of cash

Mailing a gift of cash - You can send us a check or money order. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line or in a letter to us.

More on gifts of cash

Did you know that you can mail a check on December 31st and, even if the check is not received and cashed by Emporia State University Foundation until after the new year, the IRS will allow you to take a deduction in the year the check was mailed? Keep this in mind for year-end tax planning!

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If you have any questions about gifts of cash, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

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