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Ways to Give

Your Gift Makes an Impact

Every gift to the CSN Foundation has an impact. Your support of CSN touches many lives: 

  • Students scholarships can make the difference between attending full-time or part-time and graduation.
  • CSN programs empower students to graduate, complete, transfer, and prosper.
  • The best and brightest faculty initiatives and professional development programs move CSN students forward.

100% of your gift is translated into impact — The College of Southern Nevada  Foundation does not charge an administration fee to support your philanthropic giving to CSN people, programs, and mission. 

Give with Confidence

CSN Foundation is highly rated by Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit evaluator, so you can give with confidence!

How to Make A Gift Today

Give Online

You can make a contribution by credit card online by visiting our giving page now.

Mail Your Gift

Please send your check made payable to the CSN Foundation along with your contact information any instructions about your gift.  

College of Southern Nevada Foundation 
6375 W. Charleston Blvd. WCE310 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146 

Give by Phone

We’d be happy to assist you with your gift over the phone. Please call us at 702-651-7738.


Other Types of Gifts You Can Make

Make a Pledge Today

Some donors may prefer to make a commitment to the CSN Foundation with a pledge of $10,000 or more, payable over time. We are available to discuss your gift, impact, and pledge terms anytime. Please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director or 702-651-7535. 

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Many donors have made gifts to honor or remember friends, family, and colleagues. The CSN Foundation can set up a giving page for you to ask others to join you in remembering people who made a difference to you.

Planned Gifts & Bequests

Planned gifts enable donors to make meaningful and substantial contributions. Gifts to the College of Southern Nevada in ways that complement their tax, financial, and estate plans. In planned giving, benefits to the donor may be immediate, while the actual transfer of assets may be deferred. Examples of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Planned gifts are frequently arranged in consultation with a donor’s estate or financial planners. We are happy to talk with you and your advisors to design the most advantageous ways of giving.


The easiest way to make a bequest to the College of Southern Nevada Foundation is through your will or living trust. You can list a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, such as securities or real estate, or leave a percentage of your estate, or the residual of your estate, after providing for loved ones.

Here is some recommended language for two of the most common kinds of bequests:

  • Specific Amount of Asset: I give, devise, and bequeath to the College of Southern Nevada Foundation,6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, the sum of $_____ [or a description of the specific asset] for its general purposes.
  • Remainder of Estate: I give, devise, and bequeath to College of Southern Nevada Foundation, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, for its general purposes.

To discuss including the CSN Foundation in your will or living trust, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director or 702-651-7535.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stock or securities is a great way to support the College of Southern Nevada Foundation while receiving potential tax benefits. Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to claim a charitable deduction on the full market value with no capital gains tax on the appreciation, provided you have owned them for at least one year.

Please alert us in advance by providing the stock name, symbol, and the number of shares you plan to donate, so that we can ensure that you receive a tax receipt and acknowledgment.

For stock gift instructions or to discuss your options, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director, at or 702-651-7535.

Amazon Smile: Give while you shop

When you shop, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the CSN Foundation.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the CSN Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.  

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees.  

 If your employer supports a matching gift program, you may be able to double – or even triple – the impact of your gift to the College of Southern Nevada Foundation. 

Information about matching gifts is generally available from your employer’s Human Resources department. Most employers will require you to submit a form and a copy of your gift receipt in order to make their matching contribution on your behalf.  

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director, at 702.651.7535 or 

ACH/Wire Instructions for Cash Transfers

If you plan to transfer cash by wire or ACH, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director, at 702.651.7535 or 

Payroll Deductions

Members of CSN faculty and staff give regularly and easily by requesting a contribution be deducted from your paycheck. These gifts provide dependable resources for the CSN Foundation to reach more students, and we’re grateful for the participation of so many faculty and staff.

To request a payroll deduction, simply fill out and return this form as instructed.

Gifts of Equipment and Other Gifts-in-Kind

The CSN Foundation may accept certain in-kind gifts on a case-by-case basis. To discuss a gift of equipment or other material goods, please contact Barbara Talisman, CFRE, Executive Director, at or 702-651-7535.

These gifts require donors to submit a form Gift-in-Kind form.

Thank you for your support of CSN students through the CSN Foundation!