Ways to Give

Philanthropic gifts in support of Southern contribute to fostering a welcoming, inclusive learning environment for all types of students. Offering in-demand degrees, real-world experiences, and opportunities for community engagement, Southern prepares its students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Give Online

Make a gift online now by credit card on our secure site. This is the simplest and most direct way to give.


Mail your gift by check, made payable to:
SCSU Foundation
Southern Connecticut State University Foundation INC.
P.O. Box 846120
Boston, MA 02284-6120


Krista Hayes, Business Manager
(203) 392-5916
Laura Colella, Gift Processing Manager
(203) 392-7083


Call (203) 392-7083 to place a gift by phone.

Planning Gifts

Planning a gift as part of your overall estate or financial plans can help you meet your long-term financial goals, while providing critically needed support to Southern’s talented and deserving students.

These gifts will provide:

  • Financial assistance to students in need.
  • Funding to strengthen academic programming.
  • Resources to enhance the collegiate experience.

Learn about ways you can give including wills and living trusts, endowed gifts, gift annuities, and more.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are offered to honor the generous support of individuals and organizations that have contributed in a significant way to the advancement of Southern Connecticut State University.

These opportunities provide enduring recognition that creates a lasting legacy. Numerous possibilities in very diverse interest and giving levels are available at Southern for donors interested in having their name associated with the university. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ university-wide.

To find out more about commemorating your special gift, please contact the Advancement Office at (203) 392-5598.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Check your company's eligibility.


If your investments have appreciated overtime, you may be able to give much more than you thought possible by transferring appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares) rather than cash. Learn how to make a gift of securities to support SCSU.

Donate Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support your favorite cause. Donate cryptocurrency.