CSU Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I give?

As a state-assisted university, Cleveland State receives just 31% of its funds from the state. We rely on the support of individual donations to help offset the cost of tuition, provide scholarships to our students and support our faculty and students in their scholarship and research. Every day you make an impact on our students through your work and dedication. Your gift of financial support will impact Cleveland State students and enrich their educational and engaged learning experiences. 

I can only give a small amount. Should I still donate?

Yes! Our goal is to have 100% faculty and staff participation and we encourage your gift at any level. Strong internal support such as yours sends a message to the community that we are committed to the success of our students and the excellence of Cleveland State University.

I already gave to the United to Share Campaign, do I need to give again?

Your gift to the United to Share Campaign supports great organizations around Cleveland, but does not benefit the University. 100% of your gift to the Faculty and Staff Campaign benefits the program area on campus that you designate. Donations to the Faculty and Staff Campaign come right to the University.

How will my gift be recognized?

All faculty and staff donors are included on the Honor Roll published on CSU’s website.

Consider joining one of CSU’s Recognition Societies that celebrate our most loyal donors and are included in the Cleveland State University Foundation Annual Report.

The Dean’s Circle — celebrates donors who make an annual leadership gift of $1,000
The President’s Circle — recognizes lifetime donors who have made cumulative gifts of $10,000 or have made planned giving commitments to Cleveland State
The C.L.E. Society – acknowledges all donors, regardless of amount, who have given to the University two+ consecutive years
Legacy Society – recognizes donors who have made a planned giving commitment to Cleveland State.

For more information our Recognition Societies, visit csuohio.edu/giving

I already donated this year. Will my gift count toward the 2016 faculty and staff campaign?

Yes! If you gave to Cleveland State anytime during the academic year, thank you. We acknowledge gifts between July 1-June 30 as part of our faculty and staff giving.

May I designate my gift?

Yes, you can designate your gift to the CSU fund of your choice. Click here for a list of frequently used accounts, or call our Annual Giving Office at 216.687.3557.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. The CSU Foundation will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt.