- Credit Card
- You can make a gift through our secure online form OR
- Contact us at (315) 267-3053 to provide credit card information over the phone.
CheckChecks should be made payable to the Potsdam College Foundation. If you wish to direct your support to a particular area or school at SUNY Potsdam, please include instructions.
Potsdam College Foundation, Inc.
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676-2294
Raymond Hall 507
Phone: (315) 267-3053
Fax: (315) 267-3172
Download a pledge form (PDF) to include with your gift to Potsdam.
Stocks, Bonds and other Appreciated Securities
Review our instructions on electronic transfer of shares.
Find out if your employer will match all or a portion of your gift.
Giving Through Your IRA
If you are at least 70½ years old, you can make gifts to SUNY Potsdam directly from your IRA (a “qualified charitable distribution,” or QCD). If you are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD), your charitable gift will count toward your annual RMD.
You begin the QCD process by submitting a request to your IRA administrator either online or by mail. View a sample request letter. Most QCDs go to SUNY Potsdam as a check from the IRA administrator. Checks should be made payable to the Potsdam College Foundation and mailed to the address above (see “Check” section). Oftentimes these checks do not identify the donor or the fact that it is a QCD. It is helpful if you contact us when you request your QCD from your plan administrator. Make sure to contact us for additional help in the process.
To learn more about giving through your IRA visit our IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution page.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)
The Potsdam College Foundation, Inc. is eligible to receive grants from your donor-advised fund. Most grants go to Potsdam as checks directly from the fund. Checks should be made payable to the Potsdam College Foundation and mailed to the address above (see “Check” section). Sometimes these grants do not clearly identify the donor or the fact that it is from a DAF. It is helpful if you contact us when you request a grant from your fund. Learn more about donor-advised funds
If you would like to donate personal property to Potsdam, please contact the Office of Advancement at (315) 267-3252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts include art work, scientific equipment, musical instruments, and rare books.
All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the College. Learn more about your options for gifting real estate to SUNY Potsdam.
Payroll Deduction - for Current SUNY Potsdam Faculty & Staff
Current SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff can elect to make charitable contributions to the College through automatic payroll deduction. To sign up, complete an electronic authorization form.
Payroll Deduction - for NY State Employees
Did you know that any New York state employee can elect to make charitable contributions to SUNY Potsdam through automatic payroll deduction? To sign up, fill out an authorization form and return to your own payroll office.
You can establish a self sustaining endowed fund to provide an on-going source of funding for a purpose you designate. Learn more about the rules governing the establishment of an endowed fund.
The most common form of a planned gift to SUNY Potsdam is to include the College in your will. Learn more about making a bequest.
Learn how to name SUNY Potsdam as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
Charitable Gift Annuity
The gift that pays you! If you'd like to support the College's mission and receive steady payments during your retirement years, a charitable gift annuity may be right for you. Learn more about charitable gift annuities.
Charitable Remainder Trust
In the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support. Learn more about charitable remainder trusts.
Charitable Lead Trust
Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness. Learn more about charitable lead trusts.
Retained Life Estate in Property
You can generate a current income tax deduction by giving a home (or farm) to Potsdam, while retaining the right to use the property during your lifetime. Learn more about a retained life estate.
Through your estate plan, you can establish a self sustaining endowmed fund to provide an on-going source of funding for a purpose you designate. Learn more about the rules governing the establishment of an endowed fund.