Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the College of Arts and Sciences, including outright gifts of cash, shares of stock, or a variety of planned gifts. The CAS Donor Society recognizes individuals who make a gift to the College of $1000 or more during any given year. Members of the CAS Donor Society are among the philanthropic leaders of the CAS community and are recognized at an annual event hosted by the Dean of the College.

Outright Gifts

Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the College of Arts and Sciences/SBF. The College also accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. Matching Gifts. You may be able to increase the value of your gift if your company or employer has a matching gift program. If you are not sure if there is a matching gift program, please contact the CAS Office of Advancement at (631) 632-8520 and we can assist you.

Gifts of Shares of Stock

A gift of appreciated securities may be an advantageous way for individuals to make a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences by avoiding or reducing capital gains taxes. On the other hand, if you choose to use depreciated securities to make your gift, in most cases it will be more advantageous to sell the shares and give the proceeds to the College.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer an opportunity to help donors retain or receive income in addition to providing assets to the College of Arts and Sciences. Please consult your legal and financial advisors to determine the tax advantages of making a planned gift to CAS. The Advancement Office would also be pleased to discuss with you the variety of ways that a planned gift can benefit you and your family as well as the College.


The College of Arts and Sciences • E3320 Frank Melville Memorial Library • Stony Brook, NY 11794-3391 • Phone: 631-632-6999 • Fax: 631-632-6900