When you make a gift to the Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation, you have flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as many options for making your gift.
- Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to the WITCC Foundation because this allows the Foundation to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest. Your unrestricted contribution can be used to support scholarships, endowment, faculty grants, equipment, facilities, and more.
- Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific scholarship, program or priority at the College. When you make a directed gift to the WITCC Foundation, you have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting something personally meaningful to you.
- Memorial gifts are most generally given when you have lost somone special and are seeking a way to remember him or her, consider a scholarship or endowment in that person's name. A memorial gift will not only honor your loved one but will also provide opportunities for worthy students who may not otherwise be able to afford a quality college education.
Types of Gifts
- Outright Gifts
When you make an outright gift to the WITCC Foundation, your contribution can be put to work immediately, either providing funding for current programs or creating a source of future income through the Foundation's endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value, including cash, gifts of appreciated securities, real estate or personal property, or stocks and bonds.
- Matching Gifts
An easy way to double your donation to the WITCC Foundation is if your employer has a matching gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in their employees' personal philanthropy. Simply request a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out, and provide it to the WITCC Foundation with your contribution.
- Planned Gifts
Your planned gift to the WITCC Founation will benefit students in the years to come. You can make a planned gift in a variety of ways, including a bequest in your will, a gift of life insurance, a portion of your retirement funds; or through deferred gifts, such as a qualified trust. We recommend you contact your professional advisor for counsel and advice on planned gifts.
If you would like to discuss giving options, please feel free to call Carolyn Ellwanger at 712.274.8733, Ext. 1330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.