By donating to GateWay Community College you make a profound difference to the success of our students and our communities.
As one of the 11 colleges within the Maricopa County Community Colleges District, private contributions to GateWay Community College are tax deductible through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is the 501(c) 3 non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community Colleges District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its 10 community colleges, one corporate college and multiple satellite centers.
2016 Employee Giving Campaign
Donate online via the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. Please be sure to select “Maricopa Gives" as the Designation. If you prefer to submit a donation through the paper form, it can be downloaded and delivered to the college Development office.
Ways to Give
Unrestricted Annual Fund
The Annual Fund consists of unrestricted contributions that are used within the current fiscal year. Unrestricted gifts through the Annual Fund are not earmarked for a specific purpose, but may benefit students through programs like a student emergency fund that provides immediate assistance. The need for unrestricted gifts is critical as it provides the college with the greatest flexibility to respond to immediate unbudgeted pressing needs.
More than 70% of GateWay students have financial needs. Establish a new scholarship or contribute to an existing scholarship fund. Scholarships provides additional flexible financial resources to help students pay for educational expenses that cannot be covered by need-based grants, student loans, family contributions and other scholarships. In addition to tuition, scholarship money can be used to help students pay for books, fees, equipment, tools and transportation. Scholarships enable GateWay to respond to student financial needs so they can stay in college and achieve their educational goals.
Honor the people in your life and commemorate life's special occasions with a Tribute Gift dedicated to education. Honorary gifts recognize special individuals, anniversaries or events. Memorial gifts recognize lifetime accomplishments of individuals who have passed away. Each type of Tribute Gift can be unrestricted or designated for use in a particular discipline, department or program. Each enhances a student's experience of higher education and helps to support vital GateWay educational programs. We will mail a tribute gift acknowledgement card to the tribute recipient or family of the recipient, unless otherwise directed.
Gifts in Kind
A variety of Gifts In Kind -- equipment, materials, supplies or labor -- donated through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation can be valuable to the college. The gift must meet a college need, and advance consultation with the Foundation and the specific department to benefit from the gift is strongly recommended. Please contact the Development Office to discuss your desire to make a gift in kind.
Many employers offer Matching Gift programs. Ask your employer if they will match your gift to GateWay Community College.
Make a Difference Today and Tomorrow
Contributions of $10,000 or more can be used to establish an endowed fund, providing stability and flexibility for GateWay Community College to continue to advance higher education now and for generations to come. With this single act of generosity, your gift will be an ongoing benefit to students. Your donation's invested principle remains untouched while its interest earnings support projects, programs or scholarships in any given year, thereby preserving the ability to make future awards from the fund.
By including GateWay Community College in your estate plans, you will enjoy tax benefits and provide educational access and opportunity for generations to come. Planned giving enables a donor to arrange charitable contributions in a manner that maximizes his or her personal objectives while minimizing tax costs. In particular, it can reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes. Charitable giving can be a part of prudent estate planning, involving a number of tools that result in a larger inheritance for heirs.
Making Your Gift
Please make your donation today. Reach us by phone at 480-286-8040.
To make a credit card gift, ACH (e-check) gift or to make a pledge, please click here or call 480-286-8040 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make a gift by check, please make payable to Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and mail to:
GateWay Community College
Development Office AF203
108 N 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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