Create a Lasting Tribute

Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Colorado State University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of
How it Works

Woman Smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising CSU for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Sarah decided to make a gift to the CSU in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at CSU thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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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) 491-7862 for additional information.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. When including CSU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Colorado State University Foundation
Location: 7115 Campus Delivery, 2243 Center Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80523-7115
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7098397