For your convenience, there are multiple ways to make a gift, supporting CCS students and CCS's excellent educational programs.

Ways to Give

Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. Plus, you can contribute directly to the annual fund or specify an area that you would like the proceeds to support. The college benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from making a contribution that would be larger than what you might have been able to donate in cash.

The following are the DTC instructions for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) for transfer of stock to the college’s broker, Comerica Securities.

DTC# 0443
Comerica Securities
Account # P1R335846
Account Name: College for Creative Studies
Reference: (name of donor)

Before a transfer of stock is made, we ask that you please notify us at  with the name of stock(s), number of shares, donor’s brokerage house and contact name, donor name(s), and gift designation(s) so we may monitor our account for the expected transfer and process your gift accurately.

Additional information you may find useful:

Tax ID: 38-1550064

Broker Contact:

Paul Zajciw

Valuation: For internal college recognition purposes, the gift value is determined by using the mean between the highest and lowest quoted price on the date the shares are received in the university’s account. You will need to consult with your tax advisor to determine whether to use this value or another value for tax purposes. Please see IRS Publication 561 for additional details.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the CCS Office of Institutional Advancement at 313.664.7465.

To mail in a gift, please make checks payable to: College for Creative Studies

Office of Institutional Advancement
College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202