Give to COS - Methods of Giving

There are many ways to contribute to the COS Foundation.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Cash / credit card
Cash gifts are outright gifts of cash, checks, money orders and Visa, Discover and MasterCard credit cards. For assistance with making a gift by credit card, visit or call the Foundation office at (530) 938-5373 or email pio@siskiyous.edu. Contribution form

Securities
Donation of your appreciated stocks and bonds will help you avoid paying capital gains taxes. Stocks and bonds can be transferred to the COS Foundation account. Call for information. Stock contribution form

Gift-in-kind donations
COS may accept non-cash or “in-kind” donations of equipment or materials if they can be used to the benefit of college programs and services. All non-cash donations must be accepted by the department chair and the COS Foundation. In order to expedite the approval for, and acceptance of, non-cash donations, please follow these guidelines:

First contact the Foundation (530) 938-5373 to verify that the donated equipment or materials can and will be used in support of college activities. Then complete the Gift in Kind form. Gift in Kind donation form

Employee payroll contribution
To begin your automatic donation to the COS Foundation or to make changes to the amount you are donating, please complete the form and forward it to the Institutional Advancement Office. If you have questions regarding the payroll contribution program, please call (530) 938-5373. Payroll contribution form

Planned giving, bequests & wills
A bequest may be of a specific sum, a percentage or the residue of an estate, and may consist of cash, securities, insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property. A bequest may be made through a will or by a living trust, and should be directed to the COS Foundation. We invite you to contact us and join our Legacy Society once you have created a bequest on our behalf. Join the Legacy Society.

Real estate gifts
Real Property includes all gifts of real estate. In considering whether to accept the gift, the Foundation weighs its potential value to the College and determines whether a management plan can be implemented to maximize potential.

Life Insurance gifts
Giving a new or existing life insurance policy may provide a charitable income tax deduction when you name the COS Foundation as beneficiary and owner of the policy.

Gift Annuity
This is a contract between The Foundation and a donor, in which the donor contributes cash or securities of $5,000 or more in return for a guaranteed, fixed income for life. The donor receives fixed income for life, a tax deduction, tax free income, and the personal satisfaction from making a gift of lasting significance. Upon the death of the donor, the residual annuity is given to the COS Foundation. Contact the Foundation office for more information.

Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable remainder trusts offer a way to donate property and still retain an income source. When you make a gift through a charitable remainder trust, you donate assets to a trust, naming College of the Siskiyous Foundation as the trust recipient. The trust will then pay you income for life or for the joint lives of you and your spouse. After your death, or the death of your surviving spouse, the assets within the trust are distributed to the College of the Siskiyous Foundation. Seek the advice of your financial/estate planner to determine the best course of action for you.

Matching Gift
Corporations will often match gifts made by employees or retired employees. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S. have adopted corporate matching gift programs. Please consult your company’s human resources department for guidelines.

Tangible Personal Property Gift
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as artwork, collections, equipment, jewelry, wine, software, to the Foundation should have a use related to the Foundation’s exempt purpose. Gifts shall be accepted with the approval by the Foundation and the College.

Events
The Foundation hosts or assists in hosting a few fundraising events throughout the year. A Scholarship Dinner and fundraiser is usually held each fall and a golf tournament is usually held in the spring to support the PE and Athletic Department.

Contact Information

Located in the Student Center, Institutional Advancement
800 College Avenue, Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-5373 Phone

(530) 938-5570 Fax
pio@siskiyous.edu

Dawnie Slabaugh, Administrative Specialist
(530) 938-5373
slabaugh@siskiyous.edu

 

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