Making a Difference - Gifting

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Give a Gift

Your support to M State - Moorhead makes a difference!

Gifts may qualify for income-tax charitable deductions, but we encourage donors to discuss potential tax advantages and other aspects of charitable giving with their attorney, tax advisor or financial consultant.

Whichever method you choose to give your gift, you can be assured that your philanthropy will contribute to the future of this great college. Help us make students' dreams come true by providing affordable higher education.



Endowed gifts

An endowed gift is one that permanently restricts a specific amount of money for a specific period of time. Endowments typically bear the name of the donor, reflect the donor's interests, and serve as an enduring testament to the donor's generosity. The permanently restricted fund is invested to generate interest. The earned income is used for the purpose specified by the donor.

The campus foundations offer the following two types of endowments:

  • Term endowment: a minimum endowment of $10,000. It is renegotiated after five years.
  • True endowment: a minimum endowment of $50,000. It exists for perpetuity or until the status of the Foundation or College changes to the degree that the agreement must be renegotiated.

Unrestricted gifts

When you do not restrict the use of your gift, the Foundation gains flexibility not otherwise available. Unrestricted gifts can be used at the discretion of the Foundation Board to meet changing or urgent needs such as new educational initiatives, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, or capital improvements. Capital improvement gifts can also be made directly to the College in support of a capital project. Call Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720


In-Kind (non-cash) Gifts

An in-kind gift is a non-cash gift, usually tangible. Examples include artwork, photography, medical equipment, and books. Non-tangible gifts could also include things such as a service or gift certificate or other coupon.

To make an in-kind gift, please contact the Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720 to discuss the College's or Foundation's interest in accepting the non-cash gift. If the College or Foundation wishes to accept the gift, the donor bears the responsibility to complete the Acceptance Form for Non-Cash Gifts and submit it to the Advancement Office for processing. Also be aware that tax laws place the burden of appraisal on the donor.


Matching Gifts

If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, you can double, or sometimes even triple, your contribution or your spouse's contribution to one of our campus foundations. Many corporations and bussinesses have demonstrated their support for M State by matching or multiplying their employees' gifts up to a set amount. Ask whether your employer or your spouse's employer participates in such a program. Certain restrictions apply to matching gifts. Please consult your company's personnel office for further information.

Your support is instrumental in bringing innovative educational opportunities to the Fargo/Moorhead area. Extra gifts such as those provided through a company's Matching Gift Program have significant impact on the College's continued progress.

To apply for matching funds from your or your spouse's employer, simply pick up a Matching Gift form from the employer (usually through the personnel or public relations department). Each matching gift program varies in terms of when the gift to our foundation can be matched, but the one constant is that the employee must initiate the process. Please follow the employer's instructions.

It's never too late to match your contribution. Even if your last gift to the Foundation was several months ago, you may still be able to apply to your employer or your spouse's employer for a matching gift. Many companies will provide matching funds within one calendar year.

Thank you for investing in success.


Planned Gifts

What is a planned gift?

A planned gift is one that is made as part of your overall financial and estate plan. It can have immediate benefits for you and can help M State - Moorhead in the future.

When you include M State - Moorhead in your financial and estate plans, you help provide future support for areas of the college that are important to you. Through planned giving, you can often make a larger gift than you may have thought possible, and provide additional benefits for you and your loved ones at the same time.

What are the benefits to you?

  • You get the satisfaction of supporting a highly respected public community college and its mission of providing a first-class, affordable education to students from all walksof life.
  • You may get several tax advantages, including charitable deductions for income, gift, and estate taxes. In many cases, you may also avoid a capital gains tax. Please consultyour tax advisor to determine what the tax deductions that may apply to you.

What are the ways to leave a legacy at M State?

  • Bequest Intentions in a Will
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities or Other Property
  • An Endowment

For more information, please contact Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720


Real Estate and Securities

When you give a gift of your home or real property, you may claim an income-tax charitable deduction based on the full market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes, and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. Gifts of real estate can also provide income to you.

For more information, please contact Denise Laymon at 218.846.3720 or
MCTC Foundation
1900 28th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560

Last modified: May 13th, 2016 at 11:32am