How to Give

How can you help?

The following are the various ways you can partner with us as we continue to develop the potential of all who wish to learn.

Cash Donations

Most gifts to the Rhodes State College Foundation take this form. You may write a check or use your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. Checks should be made payable to Rhodes State College Foundation.

Gifts of Appreciated Property

With careful planning, charitable gifts of long-term appreciated securities or real estate can create very favorable tax benefits, such as the elimination of paying long-term capital gains tax receiving an income tax charitable deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your contribution to the Rhodes State College Foundation. Submit your company's matching gift form with your contribution and it can significantly increase your support and associated giving level.

Life Insurance

Many people own some form of life insurance. This type of gift can play a very important part in planned charitable giving. Life insurance for charitable purposes can be accomplished by either the transfer of ownership of an existing policy to the Rhodes State College Foundation or the purchase of a new policy which names the Rhodes State College Foundation as the beneficiary and/or owner.

Bequests and Deferred Gifts

Gifts through wills and bequests or other deferred plan gifts, such as your retirement plan account, give you the opportunity to honor and sustain your family name in conjunction with Rhodes State College Foundation name recognition program.

Life Income / Charitable Trusts

Charitable Trusts and charitable gift annuities offer an opportunity to make a substantial gift to Rhodes State College Foundation without forfeiting the annual income produced by these assets. You can retain income for your life and the life of your spouse. This type of gift can also be structured to create a substantial tax benefit over a period of years.

To remember Rhodes State College Foundation in your Estate Plans:



I, (your full name), give, devise, and bequeath to Rhodes State College Foundation, an Ohio charitable corporation located in Lima, Ohio, the sum of $______(or:______percent of the residue of my estate and/or other personal property appropriately described) to be used for ______(or: to be used as its Board of Trustees shall deem advisable to best promote Rhodes State College.