Ways to Give

Ways to Give

The DSU story is greater than the individual. Each student, alumnus, staff member and donor is part of something larger. Every accomplishment. Every graduating class. Every career launched. Every business that hires a DSU grad. Every life that is touched and changed for the better. We all share in, and are united by, that success.

Ways to Join the Swarm

Whether you want to make an annual gift or donate to one of our specialty drives, all donations count toward our $20 million Greater Than One Campaign goal. Click the "DONATE NOW" button for the way to give that suits you best.

DSU Annual Giving provides recurring donations to support the overall mission of the University.ALUMNI/FRIENDS
FACULTY/STAFF
The Champion Fund exists to support the overall needs of athletics, provide scholarships for student athletes, and engage and celebrate alumni athletes.

 

Multi-Year Pledge

If you would like to make a commitment to give and pay later, a multi-year pledge is a giving option.  If a pledge is your preferred method of giving, you may download, print, and complete a Multi-Year Pledge Form (Acrobat PDF format). Mail the Contribution Form with your check or money order, made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation, to:

Delaware State University Foundation

1200 North DuPont Highway


Dover, DE 19901

Online Giving

The DSU Foundation is pleased to offer 24/7 online giving as a convenient option for donors. Simply go to our secure web site to make a gift by donating online. By making a donation online, the gift will be processed within 24 hours, at which time a receipt will promptly be emailed to you, followed by an acknowledgement letter. Debit cards may be used for contributions, as well as credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Credit Card

A credit card gift utilizing Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express is one of the easiest, most efficient ways of giving to DSU. If concerned about contributing online, you may make a donation over the phone, by calling 302.857.6056. In addition to the convenience of online giving, you may also earn miles and other rewards, if offered by your credit card company for using their card.

Check/Money Orders

If a check or money order is your preferred method of giving, you may download, print, and complete a Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format). Mail the Contribution Form with your check or money order, made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation, to:

Delaware State University Foundation

1200 North DuPont Highway


Dover, DE 19901

Recurring Check Payment/ACH Debit Authorization

ACH (Automated Clearing House) authorization [Recurring Check Payment] refers to an agreement to allow an electronic debit entry from your bank account. For your convenience, you may make a gift to DSU in weekly, monthly, or annual increments in any amount you choose using this method. If you prefer to give via ACH Debit authorization, visit the Greater than One: Campaign for Students website to download and print the Recurring Check Payment Form or request a mailed form by contacting the Office of Development (phone: 302.857.6056 or email: dsufoundation@desu.edu). We will promptly forward the appropriate form so that you may begin using this convenient giving tool.

Matching Corporate Gifts

Many corporations provide important financial support through their employee matching gift programs. Check with your Human Resources office to determine whether your employer offers such a program. If eligible, simply fill out the appropriate matching gift form and send it to the Office of Development. Matching gifts are included as part of the individual’s total gifts for giving society level memberships. If your employer provides matching gifts, they will supply you with the appropriate form or online link.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts-in-kind represent a portion of the charitable donations received by the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. By definition, these gifts may include such items as books, works of art, equipment of various types, furniture or any other non-cash gifts. Note: The DSU Foundation adheres to all IRS policies regarding gifts-in-kind.

Giving Appreciated Securities (Stocks)

Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages and are seamlessly transacted. All donors should contact the Office of the Development to receive specific transaction transfer instructions (phone: 302.857.6056 or email: dsufoundation@desu.edu).

Planned Giving

Contact us for more information when determining the best planned gift from you to benefit DSU (phone: 302.857.6056 or email: dsufoundation@desu.edu).  Following are two popular planned giving options that may fit your giving preferences:

Bequests: the federal estate tax can still take a significant portion of one’s estate at the time of death. A charitable bequest to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. in a donor’s will benefit the University and reduce estate taxes. Your legal counsel can assist you in drafting a will.

Life Income Gifts: Donors may transfer cash or stock to Delaware State University and establish charitable gift annuities that provide them with an annual return greater than most bank Certificates of Deposit. This income is paid to the donor(s) for life, after which the assets are distributed to the University. This type of gift has the dual advantages of increasing donor income and making a significant and deductible gift. Contact us to make such transfers and to establish charitable gift annuities.