Options for Giving

There are several options available to individuals, organizations and businesses to provide scholarship funds for deserving students. Contributors are typically community members, faculty, staff, alumni and others who know the important difference a college education can make.

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 through creation of a portrait of the individual for whom the fund is named, an individual brochure and a place on the KCC Foundation Donor Wall. Each fall, endowment donors are invited to our annual scholarship dinner to meet their student recipients.

Named Scholarships

Gifts of any amount are accepted; however, donations of $1,500 and over can be considered a Named Scholarship in which the donor can name the scholarship and set criteria. To name a scholarship, the donor pledges to provide support for three consecutive years. Each fall, scholarship donors are invited to our annual scholarship dinner to meet the recipients of their scholarship(s).

Gold Key Scholarships

This unique three-year program offers an extension for students to continue their education after completing coursework at KCC. The donor agrees to provide a gift of $4,000 for the first and second years at KCC followed by a gift of $1,000 to be used for educational pursuits after completing a two-year degree. Each October, the Gold Key and Trustee Scholarship recipients are invited to attend a dinner and program with Gold Key supporters, Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board of Directors.

Educational 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 in the Roll Building.