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Ways to Give


Annual Giving
Cash or checks are always accepted and will be acknowledged by receipt. Checks should be made
payable to Cal Poly Athletics. 

Matching Gifts
Matching gift programs are a powerful way to maximize the impact of your investment in Cal Poly and our renowned learn-by-doing programs.
Through matching gift programs offered by more than 13,000 employers, you can double or triple the value of your gift at no cost to you. In addition to matching charitable donations of their employees, some companies will also match donations made by spouses, retirees, and even members of their corporate board of directors

Business Sponsorships
Great opportunities in branding, exposure and entertainment with the best show on the Central Coast. Signage, consumer promotions,game sponsorships and game day hospitality are just a few of the options.

Planned Giving
Cal Poly's Office of Planned Giving and Endowments assists prospective donors and their advisers to select the most appropriate tax-wise giving vehicle. Planned gifts and life income plans allow friends of Cal Poly Athletics to leave a legacy for generations of future students, while also meeting personal financial obligations.

Appreciated Securities
As you consider tax wise ways of giving to Cal Poly Athletics, you may want to analyze the benefits of giving appreciated securities. Long-term appreciated stock are particularly beneficial to give because you receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and, in addition, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. A charitable income tax deduction is allowed for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year of the gift. Any unused portion can be carried forward for up to an additional five years.

Gift of Real Estate
Real estate gifts to Cal Poly Athletics can be structured in many different ways. Either through Outright Gifts, Charitable Remainder Trusts or Retained Life Estates.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
The Cal Poly Foundation offers several types of income-producing gift plans. Discover how your gift of cash, stock or other property to Cal Poly Athletics can provide you and a loved one with annual income. These types of gifts can provide you with attractive financial and tax benefits while at the same time create significant gift for Cal Poly Athletics.

Wills and Living Trusts
In addition to being an effective way to distribute your estate, your will or living trust can be a vehicle through which to make a charitable gift to Cal Poly Athletics.

Mustang Memorial Plaza Pavers
Own a piece of history and help support the Alex G. Spanos Stadium project.

Priority Seating
Stampede Club Members enjoy the best that Cal Poly has to offer in terms of seating, parking and access to Cal Poly coaches and student-athletes.  Seating location is based on the Priority Point System.

Annual Sport Giving                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Special Events
Join us for any of our special events throughout the year and help support Cal Poly Athletics.