Types of Donations
TMCC offers something for every donor. The variety of our programs and the diversity of our student body provide a wide choice of gift opportunities. You can meet administrators, faculty and students in the areas which interest you, guaranteeing your first-hand knowledge of the people and programs you are helping.
You can celebrate corporations, families, and loved ones with a commemorative gift to Truckee Meadows Community College. Memorial scholarships, rooms, equipment, events, and specific campus sites can be named in honor of a chosen group or individual. Plaques, signage, and certificates list contributors or honorees, depending on the donor's request. With these lasting gifts, you keep memories alive, have high community visibility, and benefit generations of students.
You can offer a scholarship either as an endowed award or as a one-time gift. An endowed scholarship, requiring an investment of $5,000, is established in perpetuity, with the interest awarded each year to a deserving student. One-time scholarship gifts are awarded in full during a single scholarship cycle. In either case, you can select both the name of the scholarship and the criteria, such as major field of study, grade point average, financial need, organization membership, etc. Your recipients are encouraged to communicate with you, offering progress reports on their studies. Scholarships are a direct, personal way of changing the life of an eager, highly-motivated student.
Gifts in kind
Support of TMCC programs and events in the form of donated services or goods helps the college keep state appropriated funds in the classroom. Costs for community outreach and public awareness activities, such as the Women's History Month lectures, art shows, theater productions, and Multicultural Day, can be kept to a minimum through the generosity of in-kind donors. Your in-kind gift, from catering services to landscape shrubs, enables TMCC to concentrate its resources directly on instruction.
One of the biggest costs for the college is the need for upgraded equipment in our dozens of occupational/technical programs. Your gift of equipment, whether for an electronics lab or a writing center, has immediate impact on our instructional capability. From culinary arts to nursing, from an engine for the diesel program to a potter's wheel for an art class, college programs welcome donor support. Computer upgrades are a continual need for most programs. Talk with the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement to discover how you or your company can become a benefactor to one of our 40 career programs.
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