Thank you for considering a gift to Cal State East Bay. You have a choice in how you make a gift to the university. By providing numerous options for your investment in the university, you can pick the method that best fits your needs. From monetary gifts to bequests, we offer a full array of opportunities for you to participate in creating a superior educational environment for the diverse students we serve. University representatives are available to assist you in navigating the many giving options and structuring a gift that is right for you.
Your gift will have the greatest impact when you support Cal State East Bay in the simplest and most direct way — a monetary gift to the university. The university accepts cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX and Discover) either through our secure online Web site, mail or fax.
To make an online gift, visit our secure website via the give page.
If you prefer to send your gift via regular mail, please make your check or money order payable to Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, and then send it, along with your completed gift form to:
Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation
California State University East Bay, University Advancement
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542-3000
Should you wish to fax your gift to Cal State East Bay, fill out the Cal State East Bay gift form and fax it to (510) 885-4691.
The university is delighted to assist those interested in bequeathing their estates to benefit Cal State East Bay. A planned gift may enable you to make a more considerable contribution than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic and estate planning goals. Our development team can answer any questions, guide you through a variety of options, and provide you with information on how to include Cal State East Bay in your estate plans. To learn more, contact Fern Tyler at email@example.com, 510-885-2433 or Andrea Rouah at firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-885-2426.
Donors who would like to bequeath their estates to benefit Cal State East Bay can do so by stating their intentions in their wills and living trusts. A planned gift may enable you to make a more significant contribution than you thought possible, while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic and estate planning goals. All bequests to the university must be made in favor of the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation.
The following sample language can be utilized by your estate planning advisor to create your bequest gift for Cal State East Bay:
"I give, devise and bequeath to The Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation located in, Hayward, California, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), for the benefit of (specify college, department, unit or program) of California State University, East Bay."
"I give, devise and bequeath to The Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation located in Hayward, California, the sum of $_______ (or property herein described), to establish a permanent endowment called the (insert donor's name). This fund shall be held in perpetuity and only the income from this endowment will be made available to provide ongoing support to the (specify college, department, unit or program) of California State University, East Bay."
A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still living. Either the family of the memorialized, the honoree, or any person the donor wishes to notify of the gift will receive a beautiful recognition card; the amount, however, remains a confidential matter. As always, the donor will receive a gift receipt acknowledging his or her generosity for tax records. If you are interested in making a memorial or honorary gift, please make certain to provide the appropriate information when you make or submit your gift. Please know that beyond the important action of honoring a person significant to you, your fitting tribute that assists the university in providing a superior educational experience for generations to come.
Real estate, either in its entirety or in part, may be deeded to Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation to benefit the university. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to Cal State East Bay while continuing to occupy the property for life.
Real estate gifts to Cal State East Bay can be structured in many different ways. Scroll down to read about:
A gift of real estate is a tax-wise method of providing support for Cal State East Bay because of the two-fold tax savings. A residence, summer home, commercial property or vacant land may have appreciated in value to the extent that its sale would result in a sizable tax on the gain. If given outright to Cal State East Bay you can avoid this tax and realize a charitable deduction for the full fair market value. The property gift can also shelter your estate from future taxes.
An owner of a personal residence or land may give the property to Cal State East Bay while retaining the right to occupy the home or land. This gift vehicle provides an income tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest.
Donors may transfer money, securities or real estate to the university and receive income for themselves or a designated person for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits with Cal State East Bay ultimately receiving the remainder of the property.
A charitable remainder trust is a life income arrangement that enables you to convert appreciated real estate into an income stream through an irrevocable gift of the property. Once in the trust, the property can be sold tax-free and reinvested into a diversified portfolio. As a result, the full fair market value of the donated property is available to provide income during your lifetime, while also generating an income tax deduction equal to the present value of your future gift.
Gifts of securities are recorded based on the market value of the stock, bond, or mutual fund on the date of gift, which is determined by the date the donor relinquishes control of the asset. Securities transactions are most easily handled if made through the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation. Financial institutions provide minimal information on securities transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the university that a securities transfer has been made by notifying Fern Tyler at email@example.com. Please be prepared to provide the university with the following information:
Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at their full market value to the extent allowed by law.