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Foundation for Success—Ways to Give

Making a gift

When you make a gift to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation, you play a pivotal role in helping us continue the college's tradition of excellence. Through your generous donation, you can help ensure a more promising future, improve our community, and enhance the lives of our students. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and can be made in a number of ways.

Alumni

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  • Pledges
    Pledges allow you to make a contribution with payments spread over a period of time. Reminders will be sent to you about your commitment on a schedule that you establish.
  • Gifts of Securities or Assets
    Under the Internal Revenue Code, gifts of long-term appreciated property can be highly advantageous because the allowable deduction is based on the securities' market value at the time the gift is made, not your cost. No tax is imposed on capital gain. We recommend you discuss donating securities with your attorney or tax advisor.
  • In-Kind Donations
    The Moraine Valley Community College Foundation welcomes in-kind contributions. Such gifts have included equipment, fine arts, books, and other collections and supplies from corporations and individuals that have benefited faculty, staff and students.
  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts
    A thoughtful way to remember someone special is to create a living legacy through a gift to the Foundation in honor, or in memory, of an individual. Memorial gifts can include a scholarship in the name of the person, or a room or building dedication.
  • Life Insurance
    Life insurance policies can name the Moraine Valley Foundation as the beneficiary in full or in part. A gift of whole life insurance can be made to the Moraine Valley Foundation by naming the Foundation as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of the policy. Gifts of life insurance policies require charitable contributions from the donor to the Foundation in the amount of any premiums, including unscheduled premiums, which may become due.
  • Retirement Accounts
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or company plans, such as life insurance proceeds, may be left to the Moraine Valley Foundation by naming the Foundation as beneficiary.
  • Trusts, Wills and Bequests
    You can include the Moraine Valley Foundation in your will or trust, including living trusts and charitable remainder trusts. We recommend these provisions be discussed with your attorney and tax advisor. To assure that Moraine Valley Community College will benefit, you may use one of the following statements:
    • I give __% of my estate to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation.
    • I give the remainder of my estate to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation.
    • I give $__ to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation.
    • I give my assets to my spouse if my spouse survives me. If he/she predeceases me, I give my assets to the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation.
  • Matching Gifts
    Alumni and friends can double their gift to the Moraine Valley Foundation if their employer is a matching-gifts company. To find out if your employer offers this valuable benefit, contact your human resources department.
  • Payroll deductions
    Moraine Valley employees may make one-time and continuing contributions to the Foundation via payroll deduction during the Foundation's annual giving campaign.

Recognition opportunities


Scholarship opportunities

You can make a life-changing difference when you make a contribution toward a Moraine Valley Foundation scholarship. It’s this generosity that ensures the resources are available for students to continue with their education; for example, students who might otherwise have had to leave school because of unanticipated financial challenges.

  • Create a Scholarship
    Create a scholarship to honor a loved one, friend or coworker, or leave a legacy through a planned gift. For more information about creating a scholarship, contact Kari Pantol at (708) 974-5551 or pantolk@morainevalley.edu.
  • Scholarships Sponsored by Moraine Valley
    Moraine Valley offers numerous scholarships based on financial need, major, or grade point average. Many are offered through the Moraine Valley Foundation. For a complete list of scholarships, visit the Financial Aid Scholarship page or call (708) 974-5740.

 
Virtual Donor Wall

We wish to thank and acknowledge all of our supporters for their generous cumulative gifts.

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