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Ways to Give

Give to the Blue Devil Pride Fund

Annual gifts to the Blue Devil Pride Fund are critical to our success. These unrestricted gifts enable us to direct finan­cial support to the areas of greatest need, respond to unforeseen emergencies, and meet unpredictable demands at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. In addition, they can directly support the operation of specific sport pro­grams by providing them with additional funds for recruiting, capital equipment purchases, or an extra out of region team trip.

Give to or Create Blue Devil Legacy Funds

For a list of Blue Devil Legacy Funds, please click here. There are also opportunities for commemorative gifts to express your commitment to and passion for Blue Devil Athletics and honor the memory of those who have laid the ground­work for the success of Central Athletics. Commemorative opportunities exist to endow new scholarships, Head Coach Chairs and myriad naming opportunities for our facilities.

How to Give

Giving to CCSU is an important decision—and a good investment. A gift now will provide funds to support students directly or may be added to the endowment to produce future revenue to strengthen the University and to aid students for generations to come. Whatever form your gift takes, we will use it wisely, prudently, and gratefully.

Here are some options for giving:

Cash—Writing a check to the CCSU Foundation or contributing using our secure, online website is easy and offers you immediate tax savings. As some of our donors do, you may wish to make a three- to five-year pledge, payable monthly or quarterly, enabling you to contribute more generously than would be possible through a single outright gift. To send a check by mail, you can download a form to fill in and mail to us by clicking here.

Securities—Mutual funds, company stock, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, or certain government bonds offer income tax advantages when given after they have appreciated in value more than 12 months. Gifts of appreciated, marketable securities can be sold and reinvested by the Foundation free from capital gains tax, while providing you a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift.

Personal Property and Real Estate—Gifts such as special collections, valuable artwork, houses, or land can be used by CCSU for educational purposes or sale. Arrangements can be made with the University to benefit you in various ways. Special tax rules apply here, and you should consult both your tax counsel and the CCSU Development Office.

Life Insurance—You can make a current gift using life insurance by assigning annual policy dividends to the Foundation. Or, if changes in family circumstances make the policy unnecessary, you may give paid-up whole life policies to CCSU.

Planned GivingThese types of charitable arrangements let you support CCSU programs far into the future while also providing tax and other benefits to you. Click here for more information.

For information, contact Chris Galligan, Institutional Advancement, at 860-832-1764 or

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