CSUF: Henry Madden Library

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Ways to Support the Madden Library

As the premier research library between Sacramento and the Los Angeles area, the Madden Library continues to achieve new levels of excellence in our holdings and our programming. This success is due in large part to the loyal supporters who have contributed financially to the library over the years. Your continued support will ensure that this cornerstone of intellectual discovery at Fresno State will provide a legacy of learning for future generations.

Please contact our development officer, Marcie Morrison, if you wish to become a donor partner with us here in the library.

How to Give:

Contact:

  • Marcie Morrison (Director of Development, Henry Madden Library)
  • Phone: 559-278-7177
  • Email: marciamo@csufresno.edu

Give Online

Click on the Give Now button to go to the University’s secure, online donation form. Enter the desired amount, select “Madden Library” and submit. If you wish to direct your gift to a particular fund within the library, select “Other” and write your choice in the box below. You may choose among:

Give by Phone or Mail

Send a check made out to CSUF Foundation to the Development Office, Henry Madden Library, 5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML34, Fresno, CA 93740-8014. To charge your gift to your credit or debit card or to set up an automatic giving schedule, please call (559) 278-5790.

Payroll Giving

For faculty and staff, payroll giving is a great way to give regularly to the Madden Library. Complete the Payroll Deduction Form and return it to the Library Development Office at M/S ML 34. Make sure to note that you want the deduction to go to the Madden Library. For assistance, call Kellie Willis at 278-5790.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ gifts to the Madden Library. Please inquire and, if your company does such matching, enclose your company’s matching gift form with your donation.

Gifts of Securities/Stocks

Gifts of stocks that have increased in value over the purchase price create a double tax benefit. For appreciated securities held longer than one year, you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift and avoid any capital gains tax. For instructions on making a gift of stock, please contact Kellie Willis at 278-5790.

You will be asked to provide:

  • - Number of shares
  • - Name of securities
  • - Name and contact information for the stock broker handling your account

Real Estate

A gift of real estate may be an attractive way to make a substantial commitment to the Madden Library and at the same time reduce significantly the amount of income, capital gains, and estate taxes you otherwise would have to pay. By deeding a home to the Library, you may receive a tax deduction while continuing to occupy the property for life. For more information, please contact Carol Widmer at 559-278-8337.

Gifts of Personal Property

You may be able to donate artwork, antiques or collectibles to the Library, take a tax deduction, and avoid capital gains taxes on gifts related to our mission.

Estate Gifts

Bequests

Gifts made through wills or living trusts enable donors to make substantial gifts to the Madden Library through their estate without diminishing their current cash flow. You can keep control over your assets and have the freedom to modify your plans if your circumstances or interests change.

Gifts of Life Insurance

You can provide now for a future gift to the Madden Library by naming us owner and beneficiary of a policy insuring your life. You make annual, tax deductible premium payments and at maturity the proceeds go to the Center. This allows you to make a key gift from your annual income without dipping into your capital.

Gifts of Qualified Retirement Plans

If you name the Madden Library as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan, you can avoid income and estate taxes on the remaining funds in your retirement account. Give us the most highly taxed asset in your estate and leave less taxed assets to your heirs. You can continue to take withdrawals throughout your lifetime and retain the flexibility to change beneficiaries if your situation changes.

Make a tax-free gift from your IRA

If you will be at least 70 ½ in 2009, you can benefit the Madden Library and escape adding IRA distributions to your taxable income. Your gift of up to $100,000 per taxpayer will be excluded from your taxable income if you arrange for a transfer of funds directly from your traditional or Roth IRA. For more information, please contact Carol Widmer at 559-278-8337.

Partner With Us On Gifts With Lifelong Income

Through a planned gift, donors can give money, securities or real estate to the Madden Library while retaining the income for themselves or another. Such a gift may actually increase income through immediate tax benefits, and ultimately the Library receives the assets. For further information about making a planned gift, please visit the University’s planned giving page or contact Carol Widmer at 559-278-8337.