Gift Types

Our development staff can recommend a variety of gift options that work accommodate personal circumstances. We also urge you to consult your tax and legal advisors in regard to all charitable gifts.

Cash Gifts Made by Check or Credit Card

The most common, simplest, and fastest way to make a tax-deductible gift is to write a check or use a credit card.


A pledge is a formal statement of your intention to make a gift to Montclair State. Since pledges are paid over a designated period of time, you can make a gift with greater impact. Choose from monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, annual, and other pledge installments. Our development staff can help you customize your pledge.


Gifts of securities or stock from publicly traded or private companies may provide you with enhanced tax benefits.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate may be accepted under specific conditions. 

Tangible Personal Property

Gifts of tangible personal property may be accepted under specific conditions.

Planned Gifts 

Bequests, trusts, life income plans, retirement plans, and life insurance are all examples of planned gifts. Leave a legacy to us in honor or memory of a loved one. For ways to include Montclair State in your will or for a personal calculation of how you might benefit from a planned gift to Montclair State, please contact Ely Santoni Tuero at 973-655-7298 or