Ways to Give

There are several ways to contribute to the CSM Foundation. Whether making a one-time donation or pledging long-term support, your gift is important and enables the college to prosper; leaving a legacy of academic excellence for future generations.

Make an Annual Contribution
Make a commitment today to support scholarships and academic programs at the College of Southern Maryland. Your contribution will provide opportunities for excellence for many of our students. Make your gift today

The majority of gifts to the Foundation come in the form of cash. These gifts can be given using a check or credit card. You can also make a pledge over a five year period.

By Check: make checks payable to the CSM Foundation.
By Credit Card: The CSM Foundation gladly accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards online.  Online donations are fast and secure. 

Make your gift today

Donate your time and efforts to the various events and activities planned by the CSM Foundation.

"Adopt-a-Section" Matching Program
When you adopt a section you are helping 20-25 students take the necessary course they need to reach their goal.  You are helping to ensure that CSM can offer enough course sections to meet student demands in every field of study, especially the general education classes offered on all campuses.  If you donate $1,000 to this program, the CSM Foundation will match it with another $1,000.  The college will be able to double its course offerings if you invest in the Adopt-A-Section program today.

Naming Opportunities
Naming opportunities are a great way to honor the generous gifts made to the College. There are a variety of naming opportunities available for individuals, businesses and organizations to show their commitment to our students and college for years to come.

Sponsor an Event
Each year, the CSM Foundation and community volunteers host a variety of fun filled events. Sponsoring an event is a great way to not only get involved in the CSM community, but to also profile your business or organization.

Transferring or liquidating publicly-traded stocks or bonds as a gift to the College are appreciated. Please consult your legal or tax advisor for information about the benefits of stock gifts. You may obtain additional details by calling the Development Office at 301-934-7649.

Gifts through one’s will one must identify a specific amount, asset or percentage to the CSM Foundation. This can be done by working with a lawyer. Please make sure that you identify CSM Foundation, Inc. as the recipient.

Life Insurance Policy
CSM Foundation, Inc. can be named as the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy. The policy can be the direct funding medium of a gift, permitting the donor to make a substantial future gift, with immediate tax benefits.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Consider establishing a life income gift that will provide current income to you and your loved one while providing significant tax benefits. Your gift may allow you to:
1. Bypass capital gains tax
2. Claim a charitable income tax deduction
3. Establish a lifetime income stream