Ways to Give

How to Give


Use our secure giving site to make your gift today.

By Check

Please make checks
payable to:

Columbus State Foundation
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

By Phone

Call us to make a credit card payment by phone at
(614) 287-2436.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts provide a convenient way for donors to demonstrate their commitment to Columbus State students with a monthly or quarterly gift, deducted from your credit or debit account.

Payroll Deduction for Employees

Our employees have the opportunity to make their gift through automatic payroll deduction. For more information please click here or click here to sign up.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses match personal gifts made by employees. Matching gifts may double the size of your gift. Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift benefit.

Gifts of Stock

By transferring stock to the Columbus State Foundation you can support Columbus State’s students with a tax-wise investment. Please consult your tax adviser for additional information.


Gifts of real estate, artwork, life insurance, collectibles, books, and other items with instructional value can be of great benefit to the College. Specific IRS rules regulate this type of giving - please contact us for more information on these giving opportunities

Where to Give

Foundation Support Fund for Greatest Need

Monies donated in this fund go to the greatest needs of Columbus State. Your generosity to this fund allows the college the flexibility and resources to meet the immediate needs of our students. These needs range from individual support in extraordinary hardships to special programs and initiatives.

First Generation Scholarship Fund

Founded by a First-Generation college graduates, Columbus State President Dr. David Harrison and his wife Tracy, this fund awards scholarships to one of our most at-risk student populations, those who are the first in their families to attend college. For more information please click here. 

President’s Circle

With a gift of $1,000 or more, President Circle members provide critical resources where it is needed most. Members receive 2 tickets to Taste the Future, 2 reserved seats at our Celebrate Giving Breakfast, and invitations to other campus events. If you would like to join please click here, choose “Other” in the Designation drop down and type in “President’s Circle”

Specific Scholarships

If you would like to support a certain population of students or scholarships within a certain department, you can designate your donation on the donation form by choosing “Other” and typing in your fund, department or field of choice.

Taste the Future

The Columbus Dispatch calls it "one of the biggest food events of the summer," is held every August; and is our biggest fundraiser of the year! More than 1,000 people make their way to Columbus State’s campus to enjoy local drinks, food and music all in support of education and opportunity. For more information: www.tastethefuture.com