Types of Gifts

There are many ways you can support Colby-Sawyer's students, faculty and programs. Your gift may be unrestricted  or you may designate it to apply to a specific program, purpose or endowment fund. Most contributions qualify as charitable deductions through federal and state income taxes. As with all financial considerations, discuss potential tax advantages and other aspects of charitable giving with your attorney, tax adviser or financial consultant.

Planned Gifts

Charitable gifts extend your generosity into the future, help you meet your philanthropic goals, and show your support and appreciation for Colby-Sawyer and its mission. read more

Unrestricted or Restricted Gifts

When a gift is unrestricted, the college enjoys maximum flexibility. Unrestricted gifts can be used at the discretion of the president to meet current, changing or urgent needs. With restricted gifts, donors designate how and where they would like their gift to be used by the college. read more

Endowed Gifts

A gift toward endowment demonstrates a far-sighted commitment to the college. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity. Only a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. Endowments, which may be named for the donor or in remembrance of a friend or family member, can be structured to reflect the donor's interests and serve as an enduring acknowledgment to the donor's philanthropy.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs allow employees to effectively double or triple their gifts to Colby-Sawyer. Check with your human resources department for more information.

Outright Gifts

Gifts of this nature can include cash, securities or property. Much like cash gifts, a gift of publicly traded or closely held securities can often produce an even greater benefit by providing an income tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax relief.

Securities Gifts

Gifts of stock (including mutual funds), bonds and other securities may offer considerable capital gains tax savings. 

Property Gifts

Donors may consider a gift of real estate or other property to Colby-Sawyer. The college receives a wide variety of such gifts, including real estate, rare books and manuscripts, works of art and equipment.