Ways to Give

There is a way to invest in Barrett that suits your philanthropic goals and financial circumstances. Donors invest in the work of ASU either through outright gifts, which can be put to work immediately, or with planned or deferred gifts, which mature to benefit the university at a later date.

These gifts can be categorized as:

Unrestricted gifts are among the most common ways to give and they allow the college to allocate funds where the need is greatest or to respond quickly to unique opportunities.

Restricted gifts allow you to designate your gift for use by as specific program or purpose. Restricted gifts allow you to direct your investment to an area or challenge that is personally meaningful to you.

You also have the option of creating an endowed fund or designating your gift for current use.

Endowments expand ASU’s permanent financial base, creating reliable, virtually perpetual income streams for such things as endowed faculty positions, student scholarships or fellowships, broad-based interdisciplinary research projects or even entire academic programs.

Current-use gifts create opportunities over the near term for the university to invest in new programs, initiatives that promote student success or other timely and effective educational opportunities.

Outright Gifts

You can make an outright gift to Barrett by donating one of the following assets:

  • Cash— the simplest and easiest gift — can be given through credit/debit card transactions, cash or personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to “ASU Foundation.” The foundation also has a wire account. For details about making a wire transfer, please contact us directly.
  • Appreciated securities — Transferring securities to ASU may provide tax advantages. If you have held them for more than one year, your gift of securities may result in capital gains and income tax savings.
  • Real estate — including personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant or undeveloped land — may also result in a two-fold tax benefit. It is even possible to donate a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) and keep a portion for yourself.
  • Tangible personal property — including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and other items of value — may result in a gift of extraordinary value to ASU and tax benefits for you.
  • Intangible personal property — such as copyrights, patents and mineral rights — can generate income for the ASU program or project of your choice on a continuing basis.

Please remember that possible tax deductions or tax savings from your gift should be determined through discussions with your tax advisor.

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Chelsie Bruggeman
Sr. Associate Director of Development

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