Frequently Asked Questions about Giving

Charter Oak State College building

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. You will receive a gift receipt to assist you in your record keeping. Please note that if you contribute to attend an event, or receive material goods for your gift, only the donated part of the gift is tax deductible. The fair market value of any goods or services you receive in return must be excluded under IRS guidelines.

Are credit cards accepted for payment?

For your convenience, Charter Oak State College Foundation accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.

Are other forms of payment accepted?

You can mail a check or money order payable to "Charter Oak State College Foundation" to:

Charter Oak State College Foundation, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051.

Please indicate if you would like your donation to go to the Annual Fund or Endowment.

Am I able to make a gift in installments or over a period of years?

Yes, we are happy to help you customize every aspect of your gift to the College. To make a gift in installments please contact Carol Hall at or (860) 515-3889.

Matching Gifts

Each year, thousands of U.S companies match the philanthropic efforts of their employees, doubling or even tripling the impact of a single gift. A company's human resources office is the best source for information about corporate matching gift programs.

Legacy Giving

Learn about influencing the future by becoming a Founding member of the Charter Oak State College Legacy Giving Society