Options for Giving

There are several options available to individuals, organizations and businesses to provide scholarship funds for deserving students or support for KCC programs and initiatives. Contributors are typically community members, faculty, staff, alumni and others who know the important difference a college education can make. Please contact the KCC Foundation to discuss ways your gift can make a difference or click Foundation Brochure for a KCC Foundation Giving Options brochure.

Program and Scholarship Endowments

Major gifts of $10,000 and up given in perpetuity, as memorials or tributes to individuals, by family and friends or by corporations or associations. Such gifts are payable as a one-time donation or over five years. The principal is never spent. Endowed funds are invested with interest spent in accord with the policies of the Foundation, which are available upon request but subject to change as dictated by market and economic conditions. All endowed funds are recognized on the KCC Foundation Donor Wall. Each fall, endowment donors are invited to our Donor/Scholar Celebration.

Named Scholarships

Gifts of any amount are accepted; however, donations of $1,500 and over can be considered a Named Scholarship or Project Fund in which the donor can name the fund and set criteria. To name a scholarship or project fund, the donor pledges to provide support for three consecutive years. Each fall, scholarship donors are invited to our Donor/Scholar Celebration.

Gold Key Scholarships

KCC’s most prestigious scholarships that recognize and encourage outstanding academic and personal achievement awarded to high school graduates. The donor agrees to provide a gift of $4,500 for the first and second years at KCC. Each fall, scholarship donors are invited to our Donor/Scholar Celebration to meet the recipients of their scholarship.

Program Initiatives

The Foundation promotes and encourages gifts for specific program needs identified by the faculty of KCC. Such additional monetary support enriches the lives of KCC students providing them with a well-rounded educational experience.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gift Programs are available at many businesses. It is not uncommon for companies to double or even triple the value of an employee’s charitable contribution to the KCC Foundation. To begin your matching gift program, contact your company’s human resources office to obtain the necessary forms.

Planned Gifts

The Heritage Circle includes donors who have indicated a bequest or future gift in a will, estate or through life insurance. If you have made provisions for a planned gift, please make us aware so that we may add your name to our Heritage Circle and our donor wall.

Other Gifts

Although the most frequent method used to make a gift is a personal check, the KCC Foundation may accept gifts of appreciated securities, including stock, bonds and mutual funds; real estate; and tangible property such as equipment, art, books, jewelry, antiques, automobiles, coin, stamp and other collections which represent value.