Ways to Give

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

Donate Online

Gift of Securities

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 cblitz@collegeforcreativestudies.edu 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

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

Mail in a Gift

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

Honor & Memorial Tribute Gifts

Honor a lost loved one, recognize someone special or commemorate a milestone by making a special gift in their name.

How do I make a tribute gift?

There are three ways to make a gift:

  1. https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/donate/ — check the box indicating the gift is in “honor, memory or support…” and share the additional details with us
  2. Call the Advancement Services Office at 313-664-7865
  3. Mail a check to the College for Creative Studies

Institutional Advancement
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202 

Please include the name of the person you are honoring with your gift and the name and address of anyone you would like notified.

Will you let the family or my honoree know about this gift?

If you include the name and address of the person you would like notified, we will gratefully share you have made a memorial or honor gift.  We do not share the gift amount. 

What will my gift support? Can I select the area that I would like my gift to impact?

You may designate your gift to the existing fund that is most meaningful to you, the occasion or the honoree. Occasionally a specific fund for memorial gifts will be designated by the family.  In these cases, unless otherwise noted by the donor, gifts received will be used for the fund selected by the family.

May I create a named fund or endowment to honor a special person?

You can designate your gift more specifically by creating a fund the others can give to.

Endowments are a wonderful way to honor someone and leave a permanent legacy.  Endowments can be created with a commitment of at least $25,000 (payable over 5 years) and will generate an annual impact that recognizes your honoree in perpetuity. 

There is also an opportunity to create a new fund or annual scholarship with a minimum commitment of $4,500 payable over 3 years.

Gifts from family and friends can be combined and used to create a new fund, however, creating a new fund will require a signatory who will be responsible for the commitment.   

For more information on creating a new fund please contact dthomas@collegeforcreativestudies.edu 313.664.7984.

How do I mention CCS in an obituary or recommend that gifts be made to CCS in lieu of flowers?

We suggest that you use text similar to this:

The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of the College for Creative Studies (optional –insert name of existing fund). Checks can be mailed to the College for Creative Studies c/o Institutional Advancement, 201 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 or they can be made online at https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/donate. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of [name] by writing a memo on your check or checking the “in memory of” box when making a gift online.

Feel free to contact Katie Rusak krusak@collegeforcreativestudies.edu or 313.664.7865 to let us know of your loved ones passing and any gifts that will be made in their memory.