Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University. Those who do will ensure a bright and strong future for the university, our city and region, and especially our students.

Outright Gifts

When you make an outright gift to SJSU, your contribution can be put to work immediately—either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the university's endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts you can make—can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to the Tower Foundation of San José State University. Give online now.

Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to SJSU before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale. For more information visit How to Make a Stock Gift at sjsu.edu

Planned Gifts

Deferred or planned gifts include bequests, real estate, life-income agreements, charitable trusts and other options for your estate. Find out about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions and reducing your estate taxes. For more information visit the SJSU Planned Giving website.

Gift Matching Programs

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to SJSU is to find out if your company has a gift matching program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees' personal philanthropy. Search our database to find out if your company participates, or contact your company's Human Resources office to determine if your employer has a matching gift program.

Every gift counts.

Every private dollar that comes to San José State will benefit our students and improve their lives so they can uplift the lives of others. All gifts are deeply appreciated and will be stewarded with care.




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