Ways to Give


Cash, usually in the form of a check, is the most common type of gift for the DSU Foundation. Cash contributions are generally tax deductible when you itemize deductions on your return. Checks must be payable to Delta State University Foundation ( the word Foundation must be included). Indicate the purpose of your gift on the check or in a cover letter if you do not have a response card. 

Broom Cumulative Giving Societies

The 1925 Society: $3,000,000 or more

Milestone Society: $1,000,000 to $2,999,999

Visionary Society: $250,000 to $999,999

Cornerstone Society: $100,000 to $249,999 

Annual Giving Clubs

President’s Club: $5,000 or more

Dean’s Club: $2,500 to $4,999

Director’s Club: $1,000 to $2,499

Benefactor’s Club: $250 to $999

Founder’s Club: $1 to $249

Gifts to the DSU Foundation should be mailed to:  
The Delta State Foundation
Box 3141
Cleveland, MS 38733


Gifts of Securities such as stocks and bonds afford a means to make meaningful gifts that can result in extra tax savings. If you have owned the securities for more than one year, you can receive a charitable donation equal to the full, fair market value of the asset. You pay no capital gains tax on the gift and neither does the Foundation. For individuals who make annual cash gifts to the Foundation , there can be advantages to making future gifts with appreciated securities. Individuals who make their gift by transferring stock then use the cash (that they would have used to make the gift) to repurchase shares in the same company. They will then own stock with a new, higher cost basis. Please contact our Foundation Accounting Department at 662-846-4705 or e-mail foundation@deltastate.edu for more information. 

Planned Giving

Make a Plan to Shape the Future of DSU 

There are many ways to support Delta State University (DSU), but when you plan a gift to the Delta State University Foundation as part of your long-term estate and financial plans, you will support DSU students and programs far into the future while still ensuring your loved ones are taken care of. A gift of any amount, no matter how small or large will help go a long way to assist students who are pursuing their passion. https://deltastateplannedgiving.org/

For additional information, please contact Amber Kincaid, Development Officer | Planned Giving Officer, University Advancement by emailing her at akincaid@deltastate.edu or calling her at 662-846-4132.

Corporate Matching Gifts

What’s better than a generous gift to Delta State University? A gift that is twice as generous thanks to a third party’s matching gift program! 

Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that, in effect, doubles (or in many cases even triples) your gift to DSU. Matching gifts make a critical contribution to the Delta State Fund.

So when making a gift to DSU, please consider earmarking DSU for a corporate match. Companies have various methods by which you can submit DSU your matching gift request; online forms, automated phone systems or a paper form that you submit to DSU. Contact your company’s human resources officer or Web site to find out what your options are. Does your company have a Matching Gift Program?

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:   
DSU Development Office
Box 3141 
Cleveland, MS 38733

DSU Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction

Fill out the form by following the link below and return it to Payroll.