Large or small, every gift matters. There are many different ways that you can give to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation. You can give an outright gift now or defer a gift and leave a legacy through a planned or life income gift. Help to create another success story today with your gift to the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.
What the Foundation Can Do for the College
In fulfilling its mission, the Foundation provides financial assistance to students through scholarships, a work-study program, and emergency loans and grants; purchases state-of-the-art equipment for use in classrooms; sponsors faculty development through special projects; enables the College to achieve its institutional effectiveness goals; provides start-up costs for new programs; and solicits monies for other projects on campus. Private support through the Foundation enables Blue Ridge Community College to keep pace with the educational changes occurring in its service area and in the lives of its students, faculty and staff, and the citizens it serves.
Even though the Foundation is a separate, legal entity, it serves as a vessel for broadening support for the College through the involvement of its stakeholders who share in the College’s mission and vision.
Ways to Give
Types of Funds
- Unrestricted Funds: Donors who give an unrestricted gift build maximum versatility into their charitable giving. These resources are most useful to Blue Ridge on a daily basis in response to changing needs and opportunities. Donors entrust the Board of Directors to select the most appropriate allocations.
- Restricted Funds: A gift may be restricted for a program of study (curriculum or continuing education), library and classroom resources, faculty development, lecture series, opportunities in the arts, innovative grant possibilities, and more.
- Scholarship Funds: Scholarship funds assist individuals pursuing educational goals and recognize individual excellence. Donors may specify the criteria for scholarship awards.
- Endowment Funds: Choosing to endow your gift with Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation ensures ongoing annual support in perpetuity. This is made possible through income generated annually from your investment of $25,000 or greater. The minimum donation of $25,000 to establish an endowed fund may be paid in one lump sum or over a period of three years.
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Make your check payable to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation and mail to:
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Match Your Gift
Double or triple the value of your gift! Did you know that many corporations match financial contributions when their employees, retirees, and board members give to their favorite nonprofit organizations? By participating in these matching gift programs, donors to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation can double, and even triple, their contributions.
Most companies with a matching gift program will have guidelines and forms or logins to be followed. Typically, there is a human relations or charitable giving department that works with employees in preparing the proper documentation. Donors often can include retired employees, spouses, or widowed employees as well as currently employed personnel.
To confirm that your company will match your gift, please contact your company’s Human Resources department or charitable giving department. Feel free to contact the Foundation office if we can be of assistance.
When an individual, business, or organization indicates an interest in donating a gift-in-kind to the College, the Foundation should be notified. If necessary, the Foundation will consult with College faculty and staff to determine if there is a need for the proposed gift.
Neither the College nor the Foundation shall appraise a gift. Values placed on contributions and appraisals offered in support of such values for tax purposes shall be the responsibility of the donor. In order to be deductible, the in-kind donation must be made to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation with full control and discretion over the disposition or use of the donation.
As Blue Ridge Community College strives to meet the higher education needs of our community, the demands to make sure our students are given the best education possible with real life teaching tools is growing, and so is our need for donations and support to acquire such items.
We are very grateful to our generous donors who, over the years, have donated automobiles, books, audio-visual equipment, and other useful educational tools to Blue Ridge Community College.
Tributes and Memorials
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation accepts donations made to honor an event or an individual. A gift may honor a wedding anniversary, birthday, religious celebration, or other occasion. This is a loving tribute to the honoree. A memorial gift is an enduring remembrance of love for the family of the deceased.
The Foundation sends a thank you card to the donor and a card to the honoree or family member regarding the gift. The amount contributed is kept confidential. You may mail your check to the Foundation office with details, or call us for more information.
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Notify us of your plan to donate securities.
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recognizes all gifts in our Honor Roll of Donors in the Blue Ridge Community College Annual Report.
By making a gift to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, you will be taking an extra step that further helps us realize the College’s vision of providing programs of excellence in academics and training that foster economic vitality in our community.
Let’s challenge ourselves to stand together, as a College family, to help change the lives of our students by supporting our Foundation. Even a small monthly donation of $5 can lift students up to achieve their dreams of a better life through education.
Remember that this tax-deductible donation can be given monthly through payroll deduction, and allows our Foundation to support scholarships, work-study programs, purchase new equipment for our classrooms, and fund faculty professional development.
Let’s show our community partners that WE will take the first step, and that their contribution, together with ours, can change lives!
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is considered a public charity under the federal tax laws. Accordingly, gifts to the Foundation qualify for the maximum charitable deductions available by law for income, gift, and estate tax purposes and are not subject to the deduction limits applicable to gifts to private foundations.
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation
180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 694-1710
Fax: (828) 694-1690
or use our contact form to send general questions or inquiries.