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Ways to Give

Making a gift to the School of Education will help fulfill its vision of helping educators create equitable pathways that ensure the success of all students, and as a result, close the current achievement gap prevalent in many schools.

Give Online

Giving online is simple, fast and has an immediate impact.

Give cash gifts by Mail

Send your check or money order (payable to CSUSM Foundation/SoE) to:

CSUSM University Advancement
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

These gifts will go to the Annual Fund and help provide for student scholarships, faculty development, innovative technology and enhanced educational programs. Contributions are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. If you prefer to direct your gift to a specific area, please contact:

Lauren Tucker
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
University Advancement
760-750-7313 or

Below is a list of additional ways you can give to the School of Education.

Estate Planning

Planned giving ensures that your giving options will continue beyond your lifetime. Many donors find they can make a greater contribution to their favorite charity with deferred giving plans. Planned giving options include naming Cal State San Marcos/School of Education as a beneficiary in your will, living trust, insurance policy, IRA, Keogh, 401 (k) or profit sharing plan. 


Through gifts-in-kind, a donor can help the School of Education strengthen its program and improve its facilities in order to offer the best possible educational experience to students. A gift-in-kind is a tangible item or product, which once donated can either be used by the university or sold to an outside party (where proceeds are then applied to philanthropic programs). 

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can provide a substantial tax deduction. You can either name School of Education as the irrevocable beneficiary of an existing policy, or purchase a new policy on behalf of the School of Education.

Real Estate

A gift of property entitles you to an income tax deduction for the property's fully appraised fair market value.  Almost any marketable real estate is suitable for a charitable gift, including personal residences.


Making a gift of securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) allows a donor to take a charitable deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities.  You can avoid capital gains tax with a gift of appreciated stock.

The School of Education is pleased to offer a wide range of commemorative gift options for donors who wish to establish enduring tributes or permanent memorials to individuals, families or organizations. Opportunities also exist for donors to make gifts to the university in memory or honor of a loved one or friend.