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Ways to Give


There are many ways to give to the Chemistry Department, including outright gifts of cash, shares of stock, or a variety of planned gifts.

Outright Gifts

Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Chemistry Department/SBF. The Department 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) 632-1457 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 Chemistry Department 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 Department.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer an opportunity to help donors retain or receive income in addition to providing assets to the Chemistry Department. Please consult your legal and financial advisors to determine the tax advantages of making a planned gift to Chemistry. 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 Department.

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