The Development Office at GateWay is responsible for implementing and executing private fundraising activities for the College. Private funds supplement traditional revenue sources of tuition, property tax levies and state aid that account for only 50% of the College budget.
As one of the 10 colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District, private contributions to GateWay are tax deductible through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. Through on-going efforts, private contributions benefit all areas of the College including:
- Student support services
- Innovative academic programs
- Updated training equipment and well-maintained facilities
- General college support needs
Leave a Legacy
All contributions are tax deductible through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to act as a trustee for donations and assures that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.
How to Donate
Give Online Now or consider giving through one of the following methods.
- Outright Gifts - Cash or check contributions. Please fill out the Gift Form and send with payment.
- Continuing Gifts - (External Only) Pledged amount given on a monthly quarterly, or annual basis. Continuing Gifts can be made on-line or by completing and returning the Gift Form.
- Endowments - Contributions of at least $10,000, payable immediately or over a 5 year period, that can be designated in a way that is most meaningful to you. Endowments offer revenue in perpetuity for purpose specified by the donor.
- Planned Giving - Wills, trusts, bequests, annuities that have beneficial tax implications for the donor and can increase personal income while providing financial support the College for years to come.
Learn More / Live Better Annual Fund Campaign
Donate online via the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.
On the Web form, just be sure to select:
"GateWay CC" as your college and "Learn More Live Better" as the Scholarship/Event.
If you prefer to submit a donation through the paper form, it can be downloaded and delivered to the college Development office.
About the Campaign
The Learn Move/Live Better Annual Fund campaign is a multi-dimensional effort to support student success and top-notch academic programs, while addressing the critical needs of higher education. The goals of this annual effort include, among others:
- Secure additional resources for student scholarships.
- Increase available funding to start new and support existing academic programs and services.
- Maintain and update high-tech training equipment, technology and facilities.
With the cost of college on the rise and state and federal investment in education significantly decreasing, private funds are crucial to GateWay's mission of providing affordable, accessible, high-quality education for all students.
The value of a community college education is seen in workplaces across the Valley and throughout the state. From Nurses, to Water Technologists, to IT professionals, your gift to GateWay helps to keep college affordable for students and supports the training of future industry professionals.
All aspects of college including tuition, textbooks, advanced training equipment, computers and expert technology, supply and material costs, are increasing. It is all of our responsibility to support higher education and avoid passing the burden of such costs on to students.
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 colleges, 2 skill centers and multiple satellite centers.
Tax Deductible Contributions
Contributions to GateWay are tax deductible through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation (MCCF). Beginning on January 1, 2009, MCCF began charging a 1% fee against all new gifts received except gifts to establish or add to an endowment fund.
Also beginning January 1, 2009, and each January 1 thereafter, a fee of three-quarters of 1% (75 base points) will be charged against all funds under MCCF management. Fees like this are common and necessary to help offset increasing costs.
Membership: Circles of Distinction
By making a significant gift, you will enjoy the additional benefits that accompany membership in a Circle of Distinction.
Gecko Society - $1,000
Members of the Gecko Society will receive name recognition in the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Annual Report and the Learn More/Live Better Annual Fund Campaign Annual Report.
Blue & Silver Club - $5,000
Members of the Blue & Silver Club will enjoy name recognition for you or your company in two (2) issues of the GateWay on the Move newsletter, as well as acknowledgement in the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Annual Report and the Learn More/Live Better Annual Fund Campaign Annual Report.
President's Circle - $10,000
Giving at the $10,000 level provides you or your company with logo presence on the GateWay website for 1 year. You will also be recognized in 2 issues of the GateWay on the Move newsletter, as well as recognition in the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Annual Report and the Learn More/Live Better Annual Fund Campaign Annual Report.
The following investment opportunities have been established to help you direct your gift to an area of the College that is most meaningful to you.
Funds to help students get through school. Scholarships can be the difference between students who graduate and those who do not; those who pursue training for high-demand jobs and those who do not; and those who advance professionally and financially and those who do not.
Enhance Teaching and Learning
Resources to start new academic programs and to enhance existing programs and services. With more than half of GateWay's students working at least part-time, flexible learning methods allow students to achieve educational goals while balancing work and family life. Tools that make innovative teaching and learning possible include software, streaming video, and electronic library databases, to name a few.
Computers and Training Equipment for the Classroom
State-of-the-art training equipment is essential for career preparation. GateWay prides itself on its ability to offer students real-world applications in the classroom through expert technology and lifelike simulation. Cutting-edge training equipment is necessary for the hands-on guidance that gives students the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce ready-to-work.
Areas of Greatest Need
Discretionary income is necessary to supplement diminishing traditional sources of funding (including property tax revenue and state aid) in order to maintain quality academic programs and maximum student success.