ASU Mid-South is an excellent investment. ASU Mid-South has made giving as easy as it is rewarding by offering you a variety of ways to give. Not only do you receive the satisfaction of giving back to your community, but you can receive favorable tax treatments. Gifts to Arkansas State University Mid-South Foundation, Inc. qualify as charitable contributions to an I.R.S Section 501 (c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowable by law.
How to Pay
Arkansas State University Mid-South Foundation, Inc.
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
To pledge a cash gift to the Foundation, call (870) 733-6866 and our staff will process your request immediately, or complete our Donation Form or mail it to the Foundation at the address above.
Ways to Give
Memorial Gifts – A memorial gift made to Arkansas State University Mid-South Foundation, Inc. is a testimonial to the meaningfulness of a life that has passed on.
Tribute Gifts – Tribute gifts are a special way to acknowledge the important people in your life. Tribute gifts are often given on special occasions, such as a friend’s or relative’s birthday, graduation, or anniversary. They are also appropriate gifts for holidays and are often given to show appreciation for someone’s kindness or to recognize their impact on your life.
Memorial gifts and tribute gifts, like all donations to the Foundation, can be made by mail, credit card, or over the phone. Donors should be sure to indicate that their contribution is a memorial gift or tribute gift and include the name(s) of those being recognized. Donors should also be sure to provide the names and addresses of anyone whom they wish to receive an acknowledgment of their donation.
When a memorial or tribute gift is received by the Foundation, a letter is sent to the donor to acknowledge the gift, as well as to any persons that the donor indicates should receive an acknowledgment card. This may include the family of the deceased or the person being recognized, informing them of your kindness.
For more information on memorial and tribute gifts, please contact us at (870) 733-6764.
Gifts for a Naming Opportunity – The naming of college facilities offers a unique way for ASU Mid-South to thank and recognize donors – whether they are individuals, families, corporations, foundations or organizations – with a lasting tribute. Opportunities include:
• New and Existing Buildings
• Areas within Buildings, including Classrooms, Labs and Halls
• Courtyard and Garden Areas
• Benches, Trees and Bricks
For more information on naming gifts, please contact us at (870) 733-6880.
Gifts of Property- Rather than selling real estate, consider making a charitable gift to the Foundation. Instead of paying a large capital gains tax, you realize a charitable deduction for its full fair market value. You can even get a current income tax deduction by donating your personal residence while reserving the right for you (and your surviving spouse, if applicable) to live in it for life.
Gifts of Equities and Securities – Do you have long-term appreciated stock, bonds or mutual fund shares? You can avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value and receive a tax deduction for their full fair market value at the time of your gift, if you’ve owned them for more than 1 year. For example: If you purchased stock for $3,000 in 1992, which has appreciated in value to $15,000, you can avoid the tax on the $12,000 capital gains realized by a sale. By donating the stock to the Foundation you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a $15,000 charitable deduction limited to 30% of AGI.
Gifts of Decreased Value Assets – Consider selling investments that have decreased in value and donating the proceeds to the Foundation. The deductible loss plus the charitable deduction may total even more than the investment’s current value.
Life Insurance – Do you have a life insurance policy you don’t really need? By making the Foundation the owner and beneficiary, you can take a charitable deduction approximately equal to its full cash value at the time of the gift. Your insurance agent can give you detailed information about the forms you’ll need.
Gifts through Payroll Deductions (for ASU Mid-South Employees) – Whether small or large, a regular deduction from your payroll is an easy way to support ASU Mid-South students and programs. Complete our Payroll Deduction Form (link below) to designate your gift amount per pay period and email to Debbie Yen at firstname.lastname@example.org or send by interoffice mail to the foundation office.
Download Payroll Deduction Form Here
For Fundraising Purposes – Arkansas State University Mid-South Foundation, Inc. welcomes items and services that can be used during fundraising events. Examples include: gift baskets, gift certificates for products and services; tickets (music, theatre, sports events, travel, etc.); and professional services and expertise.
Contact: Diane Hampton at 870-733-6880 or email@example.com to learn if the proposed non-cash contribution would be appropriate for the College.
Gifts to Arkansas State University Mid-South Foundation, Inc. qualify as charitable contributions to an I.R.S Section 501 (c)(3) organization for federal estate and gift tax purposes. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowable by law.
Note: The purpose of this web page is to provide general gift, estate and financial planning information. It is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning charitable gifts with tax and other financial implications, the services of appropriate advisors should be obtained. Consult an attorney for advice if your plans require revision of a will or other legal document. Tax deductions vary based on applicable federal discount rates, which can change on a monthly basis. Some opportunities may not be available in all states.