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Ways to Give

What fits best for you?

The Zane State College Foundation staff will gladly help you determine the best method for you to make a gift that transforms the lives of students, enhances learning & educational resources, and expands high-tech facilities for learning. 

Select the drop-down menus below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Zane State College and the Foundation! 


The easiest way to support Zane State College and the Foundation is through a cash gift. You can make a contribution through numerous ways.
1.) Charge your gift online. The Foundation’s secure giving site can process your credit card, bank transfer, venmo, or Paypal request to provide immediate support. Donate online today.
2.) Charge your gift by phone. If you would prefer to speak to someone from the ZSC Foundation to make your credit card donation, please call 740-588-1201, Monday through Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
3.) Mail us a check or money order to: ZSC Foundation 1555 Newark Rd. Zanesville, OH 43701. Please include a note with your name, address, telephone number, and information about where to direct your contribution.

An easy way to double or even triple your donation is to find out if your employer matches employee donations to qualified nonprofit organizations like the Zane State College Foundation. Some employers even match employee-spouse gifts and gifts from retirees! Please visit our matching gift page. to determine if your employer will match your donation today.

Appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds can provide considerable tax advantages if transferred to the Zane State College Foundation before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction as well as helping to avoid the capital gains tax. Contact the Zane State College Foundation at 740.588.1374 for information about giving these types of securities.

Gifts of personal residences, second homes, income property, vacant land, and commercial or agricultural property to the Zane State College Foundation can offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. The value of the donation is determined by an appraisal of the fair market value at the time of transfer of ownership. We recommend that you contact us at 740.588.1374 during the early stages of your planning so we can jointly decide the best use of your property by the Foundation.

A corporation is permitted to make and deduct philanthropic investments of up to 10% of its taxable income (up to 25% for 2020 and 2021). Excess contributions may carry over to the next five tax years.

You must obtain an appraisal for any noncash contribution which exceeds $5,000. The appraisal summary section of IRS Form 8283 must be completed and attached to your income tax return on which the deduction is claimed. No appraisal is required for a gift of publicly-traded securities for which market quotations are readily available on an established securities market.

Your will can include gifts to the Foundation in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or personal property. You may specify a percentage of your estate or the balance of your estate after family members have been taken care of.

Talk with your life insurance agent about the types of insurance gifts that can benefit you and Zane State College in many ways. You can make a substantial gift with modest premium payments or it is a good use of paid-up policies that are no longer needed for family members.

Naming Zane State College Foundation as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement funds is another option. Be sure to contact the administrator or person in charge of your IRA, profit-sharing account, or other retirement plan to list the Zane State College Foundation. The IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions law allows tax-free treatment for up to $100,000 of qualified distributions from individual retirement accounts owned by individuals age 70 ½ and older when the money is donated to charity.

The Zane State College Foundation is the official recipient for all gifts to the College. Zane State College Foundation’s tax ID number is 31-1106338. If you have questions or want to receive additional information, please email foundation@zanestate.edu or call 740-588-1201.

This information is not offered as financial or legal advice. Please consult your financial or legal advisors for guidance on the best method of charitable giving and potential tax consequences for you, your family, and/or business. View our Gift Acceptance Policy here.

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ZSC Foundation
1555 Newark Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Our Contact Information:
Phone: 740-588-1201
Email: Foundation@zanestate.edu

To give online via credit card, bank transfer, Venmo, or Paypal click the link below, also make sure to check the “See if your employer will match your donation” box, and type in your employer’s name for matching gifts!