Gift Planning: Leave Your Legacy.
While helping students begin theirs.

Your planned gift helps CSU fulfill its mission for generations to come.

Enjoy significant tax savings while transforming lives.

There are many ways to give: make a future gift through your estate or an immediate gift that provides income and countless other opportunities.

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: 216-875-9833
Our Staff
Michelle Debelak
Michelle Debelak
Director, Gift Planning
Michelle Debelak has spent nearly 20 years in fundraising. An Ohio native, Michelle has worked and lived in Columbus, NYC, Ireland, England, and Pittsburgh. After earning her law degree, Michelle returned to Cleveland 8 years ago. With experience in all aspects of fundraising and gift planning, she joined the CSU Gift Planning team in 2017. She lives with her family on Cleveland's West Side where, on most days, she can be found reading and enjoying the Metroparks. She can be reached at or 216-875-9833.

Michelle Debelak
Tara Mitchell
Administrative Coordinator, Finance
Tara Mitchell was born and raised in the Cleveland area. Since 2007, Tara has been employed at Cleveland State University, serving in many different capacities, most recently within the Department of University Advancement, working with the Planned Giving team. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications at CSU and is currently working on a Masters in Adult Learning. In addition to working full-time and taking classes, Tara is a regular blogger and an enthusiastic Cavs fan. She currently resides in South Euclid with her son Eon and dog Avery. She can be contacted at

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