Edmonds Community College Foundation
How to Give
The Edmonds Community College Foundation helps to make higher education more accessible to our community.
Your Gift Will Enrich Lives
Since 1982, the Edmonds Community College Foundation has:
- Helped thousands of students by providing more than $1 million in scholarships.
- Given hundreds of thousands in grants to enhance and support college programs and to recognize and reward faculty and staff.
- Ensured the best possible learning environment through capital improvements such as renovating the college library and building the new Center for Families.
You can make a difference"I wish to thank each and every one of you for the $800 that was awarded me to complete my dream of earning a paralegal degree... You will never know how much this means to me and how very grateful I am for it." ~ Elaine T.
Individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations join the Foundation in these worthwhile endeavors by making annual gifts, tributes and memorials, major gifts, in-kind donations and matching gifts, and by establishing and contributing to scholarships.
Through the generosity of private donors, Edmonds Community College Foundation is able to ensure that anyone seeking a quality education will receive one at Edmonds Community College.
Make a Real Difference: Invest in Education
There are many ways to donate to the Edmonds Community College Foundation. Each offers the opportunity to make a direct and lasting impact on the students of Edmonds Community College. Please call the Foundation at (425) 640-1274 to talk about how you can make a difference.
By simply writing a check (or charging a donation to your Visa or MasterCard), you will immediately help fulfill the Foundation's mission. You can choose to make a one-time cash gift or make donations on a monthly, quarterly or any payment schedule. Your credit card can be automatically charged on a regular basis if you wish. Cash gifts are always welcomed and needed. Annual giving keeps the Foundation operating and giving back to the college.
GIFTS TO NAMED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
You may also contribute to any of our already established scholarships, such as: The Walt Bubelis Horticulture Scholarship, the Mary O'Leary Emergency Fund, the Mary Pat Dennis-Andre Scholarship, or the Jack and Elaine Oharah Endowed Scholarship.. Many community members have committed their support to Edmonds Community College by creating a named scholarship. Please indicate the name of the fund on your check's memo line or in the comment section of our online giving form.
NON-ENDOWED NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS
A minimum gift of $500 per academic year establishes a named non-endowed scholarship. You may also choose to continue the scholarship with annual donations. Gifts can also be made to the Foundation's General Scholarship fund.
You may create a named endowed scholarship fund for Edmonds Community College students. An endowed scholarship currently requires a minimum contribution of $25,000. Ways to reach this minimum include one-time cash gifts, stocks and gifts given over a period of time, among many other plans. The Foundation will be pleased to work with you on a payment schedule that allows you to establish a scholarship fund.
There are a variety of ways to make planned gifts to the Foundation that will not deplete lifetime assets, and in some cases, can furnish additional income and significant tax deductions. Ways to include the Foundation in your estate plans include bequests, life insurance, charitable annuities, retirement funds, trusts and real estate.
APPRECIATED STOCK OR OTHER SECURITIES
The Foundation readily accepts stocks or other securities as donations. By contributing a long-term appreciated stock or other security, you are helping secure the educational goals for students, and you may avoid capital gains taxes while taking a charitable deduction.
TRIBUTES AND MEMORIALS
Gifts to honor an event or an individual are a great way to pay tribute to a person or occasion (such as an anniversary, birthday or new family member). The Foundation informs the honoree or family member of the gift with a note (the gift amount is always confidential), showing that you care not only about them, but also about the future of the community.
The Foundation accepts in-kind donations, such as equipment, artwork and computers that the college needs or that can be readily converted to cash. Please contact the Foundation to see if your item(s) can further the educational goals of the college's students.
You can donate your car or truck (running or not) to Edmonds Community College Foundation and receive a tax deduction. Donating your vehicle is free of both hassle and cost. All you need is the Washington State title in hand. The Foundation does the rest — paperwork, towing, and gift receipt for taxes.
Many local corporations, including The Boeing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Expedia.com, will match gifts made by employees. This is an easy and effective way to double your donation. Check with your employer for details.
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Phone: (425) 640-1274