Guide to Giving

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Contributing to the Future of Wright State

Whether you wish to make an annual gift, a special one-time gift, a named gift, or a planned gift, your donation will support the work of Wright State University now and in the future.

You can see Your Gifts at Work in the accomplishments of our world-class faculty, students and alumni.

May we assist you?

Our Development staff would be pleased to assist you if you have any questions about giving.


Where to give: Gift designations

You may designate your gift to the Wright State University Foundation for general purposes or to specific colleges, schools or programs. Each college and school has a list of special-purpose funds, which you may view by visiting its giving page.

Excellence Fund Athletics /Raider Club
Boonshoft School of Medicine College of Education and Human Services
College of Engineering and Computer Science College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing and Health College of Science and Mathematics
Raj Soin College of Business School of Graduate Studies
School of Professional Psychology Lake Campus
Curriculum and Instruction Graduation Fund
Student Affairs University Center for International Education
University Libraries

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If you wish to establish an endowed scholarship or another special named gift, our Development staff will be pleased to assist you.

Your gift should be directed to the Wright State University Foundation, which manages the private contributions to the university.

Wright State University Foundation, Inc.
Federal Tax ID number: 23-7019799

Ways to Give

Alumni and friends of Wright State University may make donations in a number of different forms:

  • Gifts by Cash, Check, or Credit Card

    Cash gifts may be given by check or credit card.

    Checks should be made payable to Wright State University Foundation.

    Or give now by credit card.

  • Matching Gifts

    You can multiply your cash contribution if your employer or your spouse's employer has a matching gift program. Some companies will match gifts from retirees as well.

    • Check an online directory of matching gift programs.
    • Ask your company's Human Resources or Public Affairs office about program details, request a matching gift form and return your completed form with your gift.
  • Securities: Stocks and Bonds

    You may donate securities directly to the foundation, including publicly traded stocks and bonds and nonpublic securities, which may provide important tax advantages if you have held those securities for more than one year.

    You may give securities outright or transfer them to create a planned gift.

    As the method of transferring securities depends on how they are held, please consult the Wright State development staff for guidelines.

    Securities Held By Your Bank Or Broker

    To give securities held at a bank or brokerage firm, ask the firm to transfer the securities electronically to the foundation.

    Step 1. Notify the Wright State University Foundation.

    Call Tracey McKellar at the foundation ((937) 775-2766, 1-800-535-0688, or (937) 775-2251) to let us know of the impending gift of securities.

    • Please provide your name, address, name of security, number of shares to be given, date of the planned transfer, purpose or designation of your gift, and name and phone number of your bank or broker.

    Step 2. Provide electronic transfer instructions to your bank or broker.

    Instruct your bank or broker to do a DTC free delivery transfer to the foundation's account at Merrill Lynch: DTC 5198 for the account of 666 04219 in the name of Wright State University Foundation, Inc.

    Wright State University Foundation, Inc.
    Federal Tax ID number: 23-7019799

    Securities Held By You

    Step 1. Deliver or send via regular first-class mail the unendorsed certificates with a letter of transmittal with your name, address, and purpose of the gift to:

    Wright State University Foundation, Inc.
    Attn: Robert T. Batson, Assistant Treasurer
    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
    Dayton, OH 45435-0001

    Please note: For expedient handling, do not write Wright State's name as transferee on the stock certificate.

    Step 2. Under separate cover, deliver or send to the address above a signed stock power executed in blank for each security, along with a copy of your letter of transmittal. Blank stock power forms may be obtained from your bank, your broker, or downloaded here.

    Wright State University Foundation, Inc.
    Federal Tax ID number: 23-7019799

    Valuation Date

    For valuation purposes, the effective date of your charitable gift is the date the securities pass unconditionally from your control.

    • If you mail stock certificates to the foundation, the gift is effective on the date of mailing (e.g., postmark).
    • If you transfer stock through electronic transfer, the gift is effective on the date the shares are actually transferred to the foundation's account.
    • For listed securities, the gift value is based on the mean of the market—the average of the high and low quotations—on the official gift date.
  • Planned Gifts and Bequests

    If you would like to make a bequest to Wright State or create another type of planned gift such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust with the university, we would be pleased to assist you.

    For more information on planned giving options, please visit our Planned Giving section or contact Regis Lekan, Director of Planned Giving at (937) 775-4988.

  • Real Estate

    Gifts of real property may be an option for your consideration if the asset is debt-free. By making a direct donation, you may avoid capital gains taxes and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. And any income-tax charitable deduction for which you qualify will be based on the full market value of the gift.

    There is a review process for all offers of real property gifts. Please contact Regis Lekan, Director of Planned Giving at (937) 775-4988 to get additional information or to initiate your gift.

  • Personal Property

    Jewelry, artwork, collections, equipment, software, and other like personal property may be considered as a gift to the foundation. Please contact Regis Lekan, Director of Planned Giving at (937) 775-4988 to get additional information or to initiate your gift.

Tax Considerations

The Wright State University Foundation is operated as a non-profit 501(c) 3 entity, which means that gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Many types of real property or securities must have been held by you for one year or more in order to receive tax benefits upon donation.

Please consult with your accountant or financial advisor about your specific tax situation and valuation guidelines before making any significant charitable donation.