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Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Canton College Foundation. Your charitable donations advance College’s mission of providing an affordable, career-focused education. Below are some details on the varoius ways in which you can make a gift to SUNY Canton.


How to Give

Click here to make your gift online.

You can give all at once, or make your gift monthly - it's like taking Canton out for lunch every month!

To make your gift over the phone, call 1-(315)-386-7127 or toll free at 1-(800)-811-6727. A representative from the Canton College Foundation will be happy to take your call on weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (EST).

To send your gift in the mail, please make your check out to Canton College Foundation and mail to:

Canton College Foundation
34 Cornell Drive
French Hall 225
Canton, NY 13617

To make your gift in-person, please visit the Advancement Office in French Hall during normal business hours. The Advancement Office is located on the second floor of French Hall, Room 225. Click here to view a campus map. Please note: social distancing measures must be followed and a mask is required. If you visit the Advancement Office, you will be asked to fill out a form with your contact information to assist with contact tracing.

To make a payroll deduction, click here and return the completed form to hartmansara@canton.edu, or in person at French Hall, Room 225.


What to Give

There are many ways you can make a gift to SUNY Canton. Below are just a few examples:

Gift of cash

The easiest and most straightforward way of making a gift to SUNY Canton is through a gift of cash or check. Please designate if you would like the funds to be applied to the Canton Fund, Unrestricted Scholarship Endowment, or area of your choice.

Does your company have a matching gift program? Please contact us or your company’s human resources office for more information.


Gift of Stock or Securities

Making a gift of appreciated securities can help you avoid paying capital gains taxes while also qualifying for a charitable income tax deduction. Please contact your financial advisor to learn more about how this type of gift can help you.

We ask that you contact our office at 315-386-7127 before making a gift of stock so we can provide DTC instructions and ensure your gift is received and allocated properly.


Gift of personal property

Also known as a gift in-kind, this can take many forms and include valuable property such as antiques, art, patents, copyrights, collectibles, or historical collections. You may also make a gift that is directly intended for educational purposes, such as lab equipment, supplies, or technology. Your gift may be deductible for up to the full market value. For gifts of personal property in excess of $5,000, a certified appraisal is necessary in order to establish the value of the gift. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how your gift of personal property can help the Foundation’s mission to serve SUNY Canton.

In-Kind Donation Form


Deferred Gifts

A Planned Gift in your will or a life-income gift can have a transformative impact on SUNY Canton while providing you income or helping you plan your estate. The Canton College Foundation offers charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities, as well as resources to help you plan your estate. For more information about estate planning and life income gifts, please visit our planned giving page.


IRA Rollover

Are you 70½ or older? If so, the IRS may require that you withdraw a certain amount from your IRA each year. This is called your Required Minimum Distribution, or RMD. The income you receive from your RMD is taxable and may even force you into a higher tax bracket.

Fortunately, you are able to make a gift directly from your IRA to charity - including the Canton College Foundation. This will allow you to satisfy your annual RMD, fulfill your philanthropic plans, and avoid an increase in taxable income.

Please contact Geoffrey VanderWoude, Director of Planned Giving, at vanderwoude@canton.edu or 315-386-7444 for more information on how to make a charitable contribution using your IRA.


Contact Us

Do you have questions about how to make a gift? We’re here to help!

Please call us at: 1-315-386-7127 or toll free at 1-800-811-6727

Or email us at: foundation@canton.edu

SUNY Canton
College Foundation

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7127
800.811.6727

Fax: 800-386-7995
foundation@canton.edu