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Ways to Give

How to Give


Use our secure giving site to make your gift today.

By Check

Please make checks
payable to:

Columbus State Foundation
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

The Legacy Society

A planned gift is any gift that is part of a donor's overall financial or estate planning and can leave a lasting legacy on the students of Columbus State. Please click here for more information about The Legacy Society at the Columbus State Foundation.


Gifts of instructional value can be of great benefit to the College. Specific IRS rules regulate this type of giving - please contact us for more information on these giving opportunities

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Employee Giving

Our employees have the opportunity to make their gift through automatic payroll deduction. For more information or to sign up please click here.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses match personal gifts made by employees. Matching gifts may double the size of your gift. Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift benefit.

Gifts of Stock

By transferring stock to the Columbus State Foundation you can support Columbus State’s students with a tax-wise investment. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information.

Where to Give

Area of Greatest Need Fund

Monies donated in this fund go to the greatest needs of Columbus State. Your generosity to this fund allows the college the flexibility and resources to meet the immediate needs of our students. These needs range from individual support in extraordinary hardships to special programs and initiatives.

First-Generation Scholarship Fund

Founded by First-Generation college graduates, Columbus State President Dr. David Harrison and his wife Tracy, this fund awards scholarships to one of our most at-risk student populations, those who are the first in their families to attend college. For more information, click to First-Generation Scholarship Fund 

President’s Circle

With a gift of $1,000 or more, President Circle members provide critical resources where it is needed most. Members receive 2 tickets to Taste the Future, and exclusive invitations to other campus events. For more information or to join please click here.

Specific Scholarships

If you would like to support a certain population of students or scholarships within a certain department, you can designate your donation on the donation form by choosing “Other” and typing in your fund, department or field of choice.


We are available to help guide your through the giving process and find a way that works for you.

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