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Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.

Ways to give

When you make a gift to the Tarleton State University Foundation, you are making an investment in changing the lives of students.  Your gift has a significant impact on our students, our community and our world.

There are many ways to make your gift, ranging from cash to including the Foundation in your estate plans.  Whichever method you choose, you may give an unrestricted gift to be used for an area of greatest need, or you may choose to support a specific program or college.

Giving can take the following forms:

Gifts of cash-the simplest and easiest gifts you can make-can be made through outright cash, or personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders made payable to the Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc. 

You may bring your gift of cash or check to the Foundation office located in Suite 124 of the Tarleton Center on the main Tarleton campus in Stephenville.

Or mail your check to:
Box T-0950
Stephenville, TX  76402

We also offer automatic deductions from your bank account as a method of giving. Please contact our office at 254-968-9421 or email Ashleah Baker at for specific details.

Gifts of marketable securities- Have your broker or financial advisor contact the Foundation office at 254-968-9421 to have delivery instructions faxed or e-mailed to them.

Charitable Gift Annuities- Give cash or securities to the Foundation. Receive yearly distribution. Residuum will go to the Foundation. For more information, please visit:

Gifts of real estate-including personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land, with approval. Gifts of real property must be approved. Not gift of real property shall be accepted without a current appraisal by a qualified appraiser as required by the Internal Revenue Service.

Gifts of personal property-including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value-in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support Tarleton with outstanding tax benefits to you.  Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis. Personal property valued at $500 or more shall be accepted by the Foundation if the property can be used by the University or the Foundation or sold. No personal property shall be accepted requiring Foundation ownership in perpetuity.

Questions about giving?  Check our online FAQs, or contact us.  And thank you for helping Tarleton State University continue to make a difference in the lives of our students.