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Gifts of Cash

California State University, Fresno sign with the University Seal above the name

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

Flowchart: Donor makes a gift of cash to Fresno State.

Benefits of gifts of cash

  • You can make an immediate impact on our mission
  • You can take a charitable income tax deduction

More on gifts of cash

Did you know that you can mail a check on December 31st and, even if the check is not received and cashed by Fresno State until after the new year, the IRS will allow you to take a deduction in the year the check was mailed? Keep this in mind for year-end tax planning!

Seek Advice

Planning your estate can sometimes get complicated. Even simple estate plans can have severe tax and other legal consequences. As you review these pages, please remember that there are always exceptions to every rule. We encourage you to seek guidance from a qualified licensed professional such as an attorney or certified public accountant to be certain that your desires are fulfilled without any unwelcome surprises.

How Can Fresno State's Planned Giving Office Be of Assistance?

We are charitable planning specialists and have resources available to support both your investigation and your implementation of gift planning techniques. Our services are professional, confidential and collaborative. They are provided without cost or obligation. We encourage you to call on us to assist you, your family and your advisors in exploring financial, estate and charitable planning.

For more information, please contact:
Liz Garvin, CGPP
Director of Planned Giving
5244 North Jackson Ave., M/S KC45
Fresno, CA 93740-8023
559.278.4038
egarvin@csufresno.edu

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