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Your Support Makes a Difference. 

Want to make a lasting impact on WITC and our students? Gifts to the WITC Foundation are life changing and can be made in a variety of ways. Thank you for your generous contribution!

Ways to Give

  • One Time or Ongoing Donation

    • Give in a way that fits you best: your contribution can be a one-time donation or ongoing; both are tax-deductible for the calendar year in which they are given.

    • Make your gift online or by mail.

  • Annual gifts

    • Your annual gift supports a variety of scholarships and programs, in addition to helping the college respond to unanticipated financial needs.  Annual contributions to the general fund help to provide professional development opportunities; recognize student, staff and alumni achievements; fund alumni relations programs; purchase new equipment, and support other needs not covered through traditional college resources.

    • Make your gift online or by mail.

  • Fundraising event

    • Each WITC campus hosts fundraising events throughout the year and proceeds support student scholarships. You can give your time as an event volunteer or donate in other ways, such as door prizes or a monetary gift to help cover costs of the event. Come join the fun at one of our events!

  • Donate to a fund

  • Create a scholarship

    • Create a scholarship to honor a loved one or to support a specific program or WITC campus. You can do this through an annual donation of at least $250, or by creating an endowment of $5,000 or more (interest off the investment is distributed as a scholarship each year). See our current scholarships and talk to a WITC Foundation Representative about creating your own!

  • Pathways to planned giving

    • WITC Foundation's Planned Giving Program includes the following comprehensive tax-wise giving alternatives:

      • Bequests

        A bequest is a provision in your will that allows for a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during your lifetime. Since bequests are deductible from the estate, significant tax savings are possible.

      • Charitable Trusts

        In making your gift, you will identify the set number of years during which a guaranteed amount or fixed percentage of the value of the assets of the trust will be paid to us. You will pay a discounted "gift tax" during the process, which results in the assets being free of estate taxes for all beneficiaries.

      • Gift Annuities

        Part gift and part purchase of an irrevocable lifetime annuity contract, the portion that represents a gift to the WITC Foundation is deductible on your federal income tax if you itemize your deductions. The size of the deduction is determined by the age of the annuitant, the amount of the gift, and the monthly interest rate factor provided by the IRS.

      • Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Gifts

        Another means to maximize your gift, naming the WITC Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan will provide a gift for future generations.
      • Other Tax-wise Gifts
  • Make an in-kind donation

    • You may choose to donate equipment or services to the Foundation. In-kind donations can be of value to the teaching and learning throughout WITC. Contact a WITC Foundation Representative for more information.

Overview of the Importance of Giving

Your Gift, Their Future

Four Steps to Planned Giving

  1. Decide how and why you would like to leave a gift. Perhaps you want to establish a gift to help students in a particular program, or you were a student at WITC and want to help the general mission of the college. You may want to establish a gift in memory of a loved one or for a specific use meaningful to you and your family.
  2. Contact the WITC Foundation for more information regarding the opportunities available.
  3. Contact a professional such as an attorney or financial advisor to tell you about the tax benefits of planned gifts.
  4. Review your personal planning (estate plan, will, beneficiary designation or asset title) to ensure that your charitable wishes are accomplished.

Donor Bill of Rights

  • View the Donor Bill of Rights
    • Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in WITC Foundation, we adhere strictly to the Donor Bill of Rights. We declare that all donors have these rights:

      1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

      2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

      3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

      4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

      5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

      6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. 

      7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

      8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

      9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

      10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

        The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and adopted in November 1993.

The WITC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization; gifts are deductible as provided by law.

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