Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Empire State College, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising the College for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to the College in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at the College thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Toby Tobrocke at 518-587-2100 ext. 2372 or toby.tobrocke@esc.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the College.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the College through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Empire State College Foundation, Inc.
Address: Two Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Federal tax ID number: 51-0193595

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