Ways to Give
Every Donation Makes a Difference
Charitable giving from those who champion education is the reason the Casper College Foundation is able to impart significant assistance to our students and institution every single year. We could not do it without our donors.
Cash or check gifts are the simplest way to give and offer a tax deduction for the full amount in the year in which you make contributions. Simply drop off a cash gift to the Casper College Foundation or mail a check, payable to the Casper College Foundation to 125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601. You may also make an online donation. Please be aware that Pay Pal and credit cards charge fees, so cash or check is preferable but not required. Installment payments either via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your checking account or via your credit card can also be set up by calling our office at 307-268-2256 or contacting our Executive Director, Paulann Doane for the paperwork.
The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. By donating appreciated securities to CC Foundation, you avoid capital gains tax as well as receive a tax deduction for making a charitable gift. Gifts of stock are tax deductible at the full fair market value. If you have stock losses, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss and take the deduction for tax purposes. Then generate a charitable contribution deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to the CC Foundation. For instructions and help making a securities transfer, please contact our Chief Financial Officer, Denise Bressler at 307-268-2215.
IRA Minimum Required Distributions
Donate your IRA distribution to charity. Retirees typically need to pay income tax on withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts. However, retirees ages 70 ½ or older who directly transfer their IRA withdrawals of up to $100,000 to a qualified charity will not owe income tax on the distribution. Please contact your financial advisor or our Chief Financial Officer, Denise Bressler at 307-268-2215 for further information.
If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Please contact our Executive Director, Paulann Doane at 307-268-2684 to discuss a gift of real estate.
Assets related to the educational mission of Casper College (books, artwork, scientific or historical collections, etc.) generate tax deductions equal to the fair market value of the gift. For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Paulann Doane at 307-268-2684.
Planned gifts such as wills, trusts, retirement accounts, and life insurance beneficiary designations are wonderful ways to make a gift to the foundation. Please talk to your attorney, financial advisor or contact our Executive Director, Paulann Doane at 307-268-2684 or our Chief Financial Officer, Denise Bressler 307-268-2215.
Many companies will match or even triple their employees’ charitable giving with a gift of their own to institutions of higher education. Some also match or triple charitable contributions made by retirees or directors. Matching gifts are directed to the same college, program, or scholarship fund as was the employee’s original gift. If you have the opportunity to secure corporate matching funds for Casper College, please mail your forms to:
Casper College Foundation
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
Memorials and Honorariums
A gift to education is a particularly meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life. It even makes a distinctive anniversary or birthday gift for those who love Casper College. We are happy to notify honored designees or the family members of those remembered with your gifts if you provide appropriate contact information when you make donations. If you plan to make a memorial scholarship fund a notice can be placed at the end of the obituary stating: In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be sent to the Casper College Foundation, 125 College Dr., Casper, WY 82601
An endowment requires a minimum gift of $15,000. The principal of the gift is never spent. The amount available for awards is based strictly upon earning and is budgeted based upon the Foundation’s spending policy. To learn more about an endowed scholarship, please contact: Executive Director, Paulann Doane at 268-2684 or Chief Financial Officer, Denise Bressler at 268-2215
Donors can choose to make annual gifts to support scholarships and programs. The donor will be contacted by the Foundation office each December during budget preparation to determine if the award will continue. To find out more, contact Executive Director, Paulann Doane at 268-2684 or Chief Financial Officer Denise Bressler at 268-2215.