Give With Confidence

Support CSU Through a Charitable Gift Annuity.

There's a way for you to support Colorado State University and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. 

With a charitable gift annuity you agree to make a gift to the Colorado State University Foundation and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The balance is used to support our work.

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments for life and allow CSU to further our mission. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits depending on how you fund your gift.

If you fund your gift annuity with cash or appreciated property, you qualify for a federal income tax deduction if you itemize. In addition, you can minimize capital gains taxes when you fund your gift with appreciated property.

And now, you can fund your gift using your IRA assets. If you are 70½ and older, you can make a one-time election of up to $50,000 to fund a gift annuity. While your gift does not qualify for an income tax deduction, it does escape income tax liability on the transfer and count toward all or part of your required minimum distributions.

The Colorado State University Foundation charitable gift annuity minimum is $25,000.

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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Payments for Life

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Charitable Gift Annuities: Gifts That Give Back.

An Example of How It Works

Couple smiling Dennis, 66, and Mary, 65, want to make a contribution to CSU but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They establish a $20,000 charitable gift annuity.

Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 4.8%, which means that they will receive $960 each year for the remainder of their lives. They're also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $7,649* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support our mission.

*Based on a 5.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next Steps

  1. Complete the Statement of Intent form to let us know of your gift intentions and to ensure peace of mind that your gift will have the desired impact at CSU.
  2. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@colostate.edu or (970) 491-4254 for additional information.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include CSU Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Colorado State University Foundation
Location: Post Office Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7098397

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