Making a Gift

Private support is the driving force that enables FSU to move forward.  The impact of private giving can be seen in nearly every area of the University.  Each gift carries with it the power to change a student’s life.  Gifts to the Fairmont State Foundation are made by donors with charitable intent who have decided to invest in the future of Fairmont State University. Contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.


Our safe and secure online giving platform allows donors to easily make a gift to the area of their choice.


To send a gift by mail, download a gift form. Mail completed form—and check, if applicable—to:

Fairmont State Foundation
1300 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Please make checks payable to Fairmont State Foundation.



In addition to making one-time gifts via credit card or check, Fairmont State University employees may give to the University by setting up a payroll deduction. 

Please contact Jesse Isner, Controller for Fairmont State Foundation, at 304.534.8786 to set up payroll deduction.


Giving shares of stock or mutual funds may allow you to take full advantage of your investment earnings by avoiding the tax on your capital gains. In addition, a gift of stock held more than one year may qualify for a charitable income tax deduction equal to the security's full fair-market value. If you were to sell the stock to obtain cash for a charitable gift, you may be required to pay tax on your capital gains.

Appreciated securities may be used for a contribution of any size or purpose, including:

  • An annual gift of operating support for Fairmont State University.
  • A major gift to create an endowment or to fund a building project.
  • A payment on a pledge to Fairmont State Foundation.
  • A planned gift such as a charitable trust or gift annuity.

The Fairmont State Foundation will direct proceeds from the sale of these assets to any school or program you choose.

Please contact Jesse Isner, Controller for Fairmont State Foundation, at 304.534.8786 before you make the transfer so that the Foundation can make arrangements with its broker to receive the stock contribution.

*All cash gifts to the Fairmont State Foundation will be charged a 2% management fee. You may choose to pay that fee up front or have it taken out of your overall gift.