Guide to Giving


Cash
Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are considered charitable gifts and are deductible for federal income tax purposes; the Colorado School of Mines Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization, with a federal tax ID number: 84-0509064.  For current information on charitable contributions, visit the Internal Revenue Service website.

Securities
Stocks and securities may be given to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation outright and designated to the program of your choice. Contact Rebecca Leewaye at 303.273.3134 or bleewaye@mines.edu for more information.

Endowments
Once established, an endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support for your chosen area or program of interest. With contributions payable over up to five years, you can establish a named endowed that will make a difference for years to come. Learn more about the Mines endowment.

Current-use Funds
Current-use funds provide immediate support for your chosen area or program of interest. With contributions at various levels, you can establish a named fund that will strengthen the university and advance its mission. Contact us to learn more.

Matching Gifts
Did you know that your employer or your spouse's employer may double, or even triple your contributions to Mines? Some companies even match gifts for retired employees. Find out if you might be able to make an even greater impact for Mines through a matching gift program.

Planned Gifts
From bequests to gifts of real estate to charitable trusts, donors have many options for strengthening Mines. Learn about creative ways to show your support today and into the future. Contact Marianne Barker at 303.273.3139 or mbarker@mines.edu to learn more.

Corporate & Foundation Gifts
Mines has strong partnerships with corporations and foundations. Contact Emily Kelton at 303.273.3148 or ekelton@mines.edu to learn more about the many ways you can make connections at Mines.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts
Memorial gifts to Mines are a meaningful way to remember a friend or loved one and honor their commitment to the university. Families may include language such as this in the obituary to direct memorial gifts to Mines: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation. Donors may make unrestricted gifts in their friend or loved one's name, or designate contributions to a specific area on campus that meant the most to that person in life. These gifts qualify as charitable donations and create a legacy that memorializes the individual while benefiting the Mines community. Contact Amy Wetherbee-Rodgers at 303.273.3112 or awetherb@mines.edu for more information.

Learn more about giving to Colorado School of Mines Foundation and the many ways in which you can make an impact.