Humboldt State University

Giving to HSU

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Ways to Give

Some donors appreciate the simplicity of making a direct gift of cash. Others prefer to make a bequest that will benefit generations to come. Still others might consider making a gift of real estate or stock. Every gift to Humboldt State is greatly appreciated. Here are just a few ways to make a difference in our students' lives. Of course, if you have questions on any of these ways to give, you can call the Development Office at (707) 826-5101.

Cash or Check
Donations of cash are the simplest and most direct way to give to Humboldt State and they are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please make your check or money order payable to "HSU Advancement Foundation," write the department, program or fund you wish to donate to on the memo line and send the check to:
Humboldt State University Advancement Foundation
Gift Processing Center
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Matching Gifts
Many companies will match your gift to HSU. Contact your Human Resources or Employee Benefits Office to see if your company offers this benefit. Send completed paperwork to:
Development & Alumni Relations
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata CA 95521.
HSU Payroll Deduction
A Payroll deduction is a simple way for HSU employees to contribute. Once enrolled, funds are automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck and credited to the fund of your choice. Just fill out this form and return it to the Development Office.
Give Online
To make an instant gift on our secure website, simply click here and complete the form.
Gift Recognition Opportunities
Humboldt State University is honored to provide special opportunities to name faculty positions, scholarships, programs and rooms to recognize extraordinary gifts. This form of donor recognition is one way for the university to thank benefactors and highlight their generosity and commitment to HSU. Please contact the Development Office at (707)-826-5101 or email advance@humboldt.edu to learn more about how HSU's special recognition opportunities can help achieve your philanthropic goals.
Tax-wise Giving
With thoughtful planning, it is possible to make a gift to HSU and receive a range of individual financial benefits, including reduced taxes, additional retirement income, and more. Visit our Gift & Estate Planning pages to learn about many tax-wise giving options, including:
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities: Donating publicly traded stocks and bonds or closely held stock and business assets usually provides a double tax benefit, significantly reducing the cost of your gift to HSU. Since HSU will pay no capital gains tax when selling the securities, your gift is actually worth more to HSU, allowing you to make a bigger impact.
    Learn more about Appreciated Securities | Stock Transfer Form
  • Charitable Bequests: It is easier than you may think to plan a gift through your will or living trust, or via a beneficiary designation on your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401k, or other financial account. Charitable bequests cost you nothing during your life, they can be changed if your needs change, and they can minimize potential estate costs and taxes.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Gift annuities allow you to make a gift now and receive a stable, fixed-income for the rest of your life. They can be set up to provide income this year or as a retirement planning strategy to meet future needs, and they come with multiple tax benefits.
  • Gifts of Real Estate and Personal Property: It is often possible to unlock the value of your real estate, while eliminating property management hassles, reducing capital gains and income tax burdens, and helping HSU.
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Cash or Check
Gift Recognition Opportunities
Give Online
HSU Payroll Deduction
Matching Gifts
Tax-wise Giving
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