Types of Gifts

Thank you for considering a gift to Plymouth State! It’s easy–and important–to give. We appreciate every kind of financial gift and have provided a number of different options for you to make your gift.

Cash
Gifts of cash are often the most convenient way to support Plymouth State. Checks may be made payable to Plymouth State University with a note about the purpose of the gift or you may print and complete a gift form and mail payment to:

Plymouth State University
University Advancement
MSC 50
17 High Street
Plymouth NH 03264

Online gifts may be made via credit card or eCheck.

Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds
Making a gift of appreciated securities, stocks, or bonds may provide you with significant tax advantages, and may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Typically, securities transferred to the University will be sold at the earliest opportunity, with the charitable gift considered to be completed on the date of delivery, which in turn determines the tax year in which the gift is deductible. Fair market value for publicly traded securities is the mean selling price on the date of delivery of the gift. Due to potential complexities, the University may accept gifts of closely held stock and life insurance policies on a case-by-case basis only.

We recommend that you consult with one of our Development Team members before a transactions are initiated. For general questions on securities, please contact Kit Otto ’8o at 1 (800) 772-2620.

Real Estate
Gifts of real estate can include personal residences, vacation homes, income property, parcels of land, and other buildings and/or properties. A gift of this kind may alleviate capital gains taxes and provide you with significant tax advantages.

To discuss your gift of real estate contact Laure Morris at (603) 535-2952.

Planned Gifts/Heritage Society
Planned or deferred gifts allow you to make a major commitment to Plymouth State without sacrificing income needed today. Many alumni and friends have made contributions to Plymouth State through provisions in wills or trusts. Additionally, Plymouth State can be named as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or gift annuity.

For more information about planned giving options, contact Laure Morris at (603) 535-2952.

Endowments
Once established, an endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support, since the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually. A minimum gift of $25,000 is needed to establish an endowment.

For assistance in establishing an endowment, contact Laure Morris at (603) 535-2952.

Pledges
Pledges enable you to plan a personal giving program that is convenient and may offer additional tax benefits. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible, offering the ability to spread payments over a period of time, and allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered.

For more information about this giving opportunity, contact Laure Morris at (603) 535-2952.

Matching Gifts
Did you know that you can double or even triple your gift to Plymouth State University? More than 10,000 employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, employee’s family members, retired employees, and board members. These extra dollars make a big difference for Plymouth State. More than $100,000 in matching gifts have been received and put to immediate use at the University!

To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, search our matching gift database or contact your Human Resources Office. For more information, contact Diane Tiffany ’76 at (603) 535-2592.

Gifts in Memoriam/Gifts in Honor of
Honoring a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, or faculty member with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to a loved one. Please contact contact Laure Morris at (603) 535-2952 to make arrangements for setting up an endowment or contributing to an area or program of interest to the person being remembered or honored.