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Making a Gift

To make a tax-deductible gift to
The TSTC Foundation's student and
instructional aid fund, click Donate.

When you join The TSTC Foundation as a donor, your contribution is an investment in the future, not only for TSTC but for all of us. Our future lies in the hands of younger generations, and TSTC faculty and staff go “above and beyond” to prepare students for that responsibility.

The TSTC System serves the State of Texas through excellence in instruction, public service, faculty, research, and economic development. TSTC’s economic development efforts to improve the competitiveness of business and industry include exemplary centers of excellence in technical programming clusters/incubators and the support of educational research commercialization initiatives.

The Foundation staff look forward to making your gift giving experience as effortless and rewarding as possible.

Cash and Pledges

Cash donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by federal law and provide a margin of excellence over and beyond state appropriations. Cash donations are a top priority in the TSTC System, as they provide money for student scholarships, faculty and staff development, and capital improvements. If you work for a corporation, please check with your Human Resources Office to see if your company/corporation is a matching gift company in which your gift may be matched, doubled, and sometimes tripled. Also, gifts may be pledged for payment over a period of years. For the accuracy of your records and TSTC's records, pledges should be in writing.

A gift in honor/memory of a loved one, friend, or acquaintance is a considerate and generous way of recognizing someone dear to you. When you make an honorary or memorial gift, please accompany the gift with a note specifying the honoree’s name. We will oversee your donation seeing that it is administered as you wish and, if appropriate, we will send a note acknowledging the gift to an appropriate living family member.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

A gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, friend, or acquaintance is a considerate and generous way of recognizing someone dear to you. When you make such a gift, please accompany the gift with a note specifying the honoree's name. We will see that your donation is administered according to your wishes.


Donations of equipment allow TSTC to remain competitive as we strive to provide Texas and the United States with a competent and qualified workforce. Through lab training on industry standard equipment, our graduates are prepared for the challenges that lie ahead after they complete their degree. Donations of equipment are accepted directly by TSTC, rather than through The Foundation.

Real Estate

You may donate real estate as an immediate gift or an intended gift. An immediate gift provides you with a charitable deduction. Please have your real estate gift appraised by an appraiser to determine the value of your deduction. The Foundation must evaluate any and all potential gifts of real estate for their marketability and will investigate any potential environmental concerns. Before accepting a gift of real estate, The Foundation asks that you supply detailed information regarding your property.

Retained Life Estate

You can transfer ownership of your personal residence and/or any additional land to The Foundation. This is an exceptional way of supporting The Foundation, plus, you can receive tax deductions, yet still retain your property. (Note: Some laws apply to this type of gift. Seek legal council first.)


You may transfer long-term securities (stocks or bonds) to The TSTC Foundation. In many cases, donations of securities can have significant tax advantages for the donor. Ask your tax advisor for details.

Donations through Your Will

Bequests to The Foundation may be deducted from your taxable estate. Seek legal advice to predetermine the most beneficial way of offering your bequest.

Life Insurance

A donation of one’s life insurance policy is both superbly generous and quite beneficial for both parties involved. Here are some examples of some life insurance gifts and their benefits:

  • Assign The TSTC Foundation as owner and beneficiary of a policy that is paid in full. Due to the fact that this type of gift is irrevocable, law may entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction equal to the policy's value.

  • Assign The TSTC Foundation as owner and beneficiary of a policy that is NOT paid in full, and your policy's value, as well as your annual payments, may be tax deductible.

  • Assign The TSTC Foundation as beneficiary of a policy, but retain ownership. Currently this type of gift will not effect in any income tax deductions, but it may help reduce your estate taxes.

    Before donating an insurance gift, please contact your insurance agent and/or attorney for personalized assistance and current law information.

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