Ways to Give
Donating to the LTCC Foundation is easy and in most cases, tax deductible.
Annual Fund - These funds support Lake Tahoe Community College programs when government funding falls short. Annual Fund dollars support ESL scholarships and the Speaker Spotlight Series which offers complimentary high-level academic talks for the community.
Taste of Gold - An annual wine and food tasting event held outdoors in the beautiful gardens in July. Guests enjoy delicious food and wine tastings plus dancing to the Josh Pfeiffer Band. It's an evening you won't want to miss!
Naming Opportunities - LTCC has a tradition of naming college facilities in honor of persons or entities who have made important contributions to support the teaching, learning and public service missions of the college. Contact the foundation for more information.
Memorial Donations - A donation in memory of a family member or friend is a thoughtful way to honor them and affirm the values and priorities of their life. Memorial gifts advance the unrestricted annual fund unless otherwise restricted by the donor.
The Mitch Underhill Mountain Fund - By donating to the Mitch Underhill Mountain Fund you will provide the opportunity for a Lake Tahoe Community College student to realize their dreams through the Wilderness Education Program or the Fire Science/ Fire Academy Program.
Restricted Gifts - Many donors feel a special connection to a particular LTCC program and can designate a particular purpose for their gift. Restricted gifts must be related to the purpose of the college, be carefully coordinated to serve the best interests of the college and be aligned with the college's annual planning and evaluation process. If you would like to consider a restricted gift, the foundation executive director will work with you to ensure that your contribution complies with IRS regulations.
Scholarships - Most LTCC students benefit from financial assistance including scholarships. Each quarter students attend LTCC with hopes and dreams of realizing their potential and your support can be the single most important factor to their success.
Foundation for the Future Scholarship - The Foundation for the Future Scholarship was established in 2000 for local high school graduates (South Tahoe and Whittell High Schools) who earn a minimum GPA of 3.0. These students receive $1,000 over two years to support their educational goals.
Endowed Scholarships - Scholarship donors have an opportunity to create a named endowed scholarship for a minimum contribution of $10,000. Once the scholarship is established, the principle is never spent and annual interest is awarded to students who meet established scholarship criteria.
Additional Scholarships - Many additional scholarship opportunities exist with specific criteria. Please contact the foundation to discuss these opportunities.
Estate/Planned Giving* - Donors have different financial concerns and an outright gift may not be the best choice. A planned gift may align better with your personal values and will support the mission of LTCC Foundation. There are many ways to remember LTCC Foundation in your estate plan and many cost nothing to establish. A few options you may want to consider:
*Although LTCC Foundation does not practice estate planning, we would be pleased to discuss how to get started with the process. By including LTCC Foundation in your planned giving you will become a member of our Legacy Society and will be recognized in our Annual Report and on the Foundation's webpage: www.ltcc.edu, click on "About LTCC" and then "Foundation."
Gifts-in-Kind - A gift-in-kind is tangible personal property, such as equipment, books, artwork, etc. These contributions require various types of documentation to meet institutional and IRS requirements and must also be related to the purpose of the College and involve more extensive documentation than cash contributions. If you are interested in considering a gift-in-kind, please contact the Foundation for more information.
Volunteer - The Foundation has opportunities for volunteer help in the office, during an event or from home. Give us a call for more information!