The Power of a Simple Gift

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support Cal Poly is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or setting up an automatic transfer from your bank account today, you enable Cal Poly to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.

Give Online

Calculate Your Benefits

Submit a few details and see which gift is right for you.

See My Benefits

Personal Estate Planning Kit

Our Top Free Resource

This comprehensive estate planning kit helps you protect your family and establish your legacy. FREE!

Download My Kit

Next Steps

  1. Contact Cal Poly's Office of Gift Planning at 805-756-7125 or plannedgiving@calpoly.edu for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Cal Poly in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: California Polytechnic State University Foundation
Address: Heron Hall, Building 117, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0444
Federal tax ID number: 20-4927897

Discover More

Personal Estate Planning Kit

Our Top Free Resource

This comprehensive estate planning kit helps you protect your family and establish your legacy. FREE!

Download My Kit