Ways to Give to Geneseo

1. Online

Complete your gift on the College's secure server. go.geneseo.edu/give

2. By Phone

Call 585-245-5518 to make a gift over the phone with a credit card. You may also set up monthly deductions.

3. By Mail

Checks payable to "The Geneseo Foundation," sent to:

The Geneseo Foundation
Doty Hall
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

4. Crowdfunding

Please consider making a gift to one of these causes on our crowdfunding site.

Other Ways to Give

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Matching Gifts

More than 7,700 companies, subsidiaries, and corporate foundations match their employees' gifts to charitable organizations. In this way, it's possible to double, sometimes even triple, the value of your gift. If you support Geneseo, please ask if your employer matches charitable donations. If you are not sure if your company will match your gift, visit this link to search online.

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Endowed Gifts

Gifts that establish permanent, endowed funds to support student financial aid, academic programs, faculty positions, or new curricular and extracurricular programming are crucial to the college’s immediate success and long-term growth. The value of an endowment gift is the income it will produce, and when wisely invested, it grows more potent with time, making a difference in the lives of Geneseo students today and for generations to come. Visit our endowment page for more information on creating an endowment at Geneseo.

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Payroll Deduction for SUNY Geneseo Employees

Geneseo faculty and staff are some of our most valued supporters. Making a gift to Geneseo is now easier than ever. As a campus employee, you can quickly and safely make a contribution using our secure online service. If you prefer, you can fill out the payroll deduction form and send it to us. Thank you for your generosity. 

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Make a Direct Gift From Your Bank (ACH)

Charitable donations can be made through an ACH (Automated Clearing House) for electronic bank-to-bank payments. Please complete and submit an ACH Payment Authorization form (one-time donations) or an ACH Recurring Payment Authorization form to Lynn Myers at myers@geneseo.edu.

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Make a Gift With an IRA Charitable Rollover 

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can direct up to $105,000 toward SUNY Geneseo from your IRA. Learn more on our Qualified Charitable Distribution page.

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 Include Geneseo in Your Estate Plans

Planned gifts to Geneseo take many forms, including designating Geneseo as a beneficiary in your will, creating an endowment, or donating appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. Throughout the years, estate gifts have contributed substantially to Geneseo’s success and provided much-needed funds for scholarship aid, faculty support, and improved academic services. Please explore our planned giving page to discover the many ways you can create your legacy at Geneseo or download the planned gift pledge form now.

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Gifts of Securities, Mutual Funds & Stock Shares

Gifts of long-term appreciated securities and mutual fund shares may be deducted on your tax statement at fair market value on the date of the transfer to the college. Learn more about donating stocks and securities to Geneseo.

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Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts enable you to provide consistent annual or monthly support for Geneseo by credit card. Your gift is divided into manageable increments, which allows you to maximize the impact of your giving to the College while avoiding a large, one-time expense. To set up a recurring gift, please call 585-245-5518. Monthly giving may also allow you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level because your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments.

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Life Income Gifts

Charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts allow donors to retain an income interest in their gifts while supporting the college at a level greater than might otherwise be possible. Benefits usually include increased annual income, income- and estate-tax deductions, and avoidance of capital gain.

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Wire Transfers

Please contact the Director of Advancement Services Lynn Myers at myers@geneseo.edu or 585-245-5518 for instructions on how to make a wire transfer.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the different ways to support Geneseo, we welcome your confidential inquiry. Phone: (585) 245-5518 Email: fund@geneseo.edu The Geneseo Foundation accepts a variety of payment methods for pledges and gifts. This includes cash and checks; VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and wire transfers.