A wide range of opportunities exist for you to support the future of Yavapai College. Gifts of any amount are accepted, and even small amounts make a difference in the lives of our students, and volunteers are always needed.
You can specify the purpose of your gift and the program that will benefit from your generosity. Our goal is to blend your vision with the objectives of Yavapai College so your gift is personally satisfying and beneficial for you and the College.
|Gifts of Cash||Most gifts to the Yavapai College Foundation are cash contributions, for which donors receive tax benefits if they itemize deductions. Checks may be mailed or delivered to the Foundation, along with a letter indicating how you would like your gift applied.|
|Gifts of Securities||You may realize a substantial tax benefit by donating stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares to the Yavapai College Foundation. Listed securities will be valued at the mean between high and low sale price on the date of transfer. In the case of mutual fund shares, the redemption price will apply. If securities have increased in value since they were purchased, and you have owned them for the required length of time, you may claim a charitable income tax deduction for their full fair market value. There are special procedures for transferring securities to the Yavapai College Foundation. Please contact the Development Office for details prior to initiating a transfer.|
|Gifts of Real Property||Gifts of real property are among the most convenient ways to make sizable gifts to Yavapai College. Such gifts are accepted on the basis of their verified fair market value. In most cases, two professional appraisals are recommended to assure the valuation of the gift and the deduction you claim. Ordinarily, gifts of income-producing or vacant property should be unencumbered.|
|Gifts with Life Insurance/Trusts||Many donors find they can make a more substantial gift to Yavapai College through a planned giving arrangement rather than an outright contribution. With the assistance of the Yavapai College Foundation, you may enhance your own financial situation while helping to shape the future of Yavapai College. Usually, planned gifts are trust funds that generate income paid to you during your lifetime, with the principal going to Yavapai College at the time of your death. The value for deduction purposes is a percentage of the amount transferred to the Yavapai College Foundation for the life income contract.|
|Gifts by Bequest||A bequest is a provision in your will to provide a gift to Yavapai College after your death. It is one of the most common ways that friends of Yavapai College have provided for the school’s future. Because a bequest is a gift made through your will, you can retain the full use of your property during your lifetime and also guarantee that it is used as you desire after your death. Gifts to Yavapai College by bequest are fully deductible from your estate for tax purposes. Bequests may be for current use or for endowment purposes, and may be restricted or unrestricted as to use. Find out more about Gifts by Bequest.|
|Pledges||A pledge arrangement will allow you to spread your commitment over a specified number of years, and serves as a guarantee for Yavapai College that your gift intention will be fulfilled. Pledge forms are available from the Development Office, or you may write a letter to the Yavapai College Foundation indicating your pledge amount, dates, payment schedule and the purpose of your gift.|
|Student Support||Endowing scholarships not only provides students with critical financial assistance, but the endowment also means that Yavapai College will be able to recruit and retain the brightest and most deserving students.|
|Program Support||Yavapai College has identified key areas where an infusion of private support would enable us to leverage the existing investment in research and teaching activities. These areas include information technology, the Family Enrichment Center, training for Early Childhood Development, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Education.|
|Faculty Support||The need to meet the growth demands of the college is at the heart of the Foundation. Endowed faculty chairs attract the best instructors, who bring additional resources and prestige to the college and the community, attract outstanding corporations to the area and attract the brightest students to live and work in this area.|
|Unrestricted Support||Unrestricted gifts provide Yavapai College with the flexibility to respond to emerging priorities and use private funds wherever the need is greatest. Moreover, the impact of such gifts on academic programs and student financial aid far exceeds the original investment because they are used to promote Yavapai College and to attract the support of other individuals, corporations and foundations. These gifts help build an endowment that will continue to benefit Yavapai College for years to come.|
|Yavapai College Annual Fund||The Annual Fund is the financial channel through which alumni and friends annually assist Yavapai College in maintaining its ongoing programs. Your annual support is critical to help sustain and grow such programs as the Family Enrichment Center, training for Early Childhood Development, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science education. As Yavapai College continues to grow, it contributes to the county’s economic development and the entire business world by preparing tomorrow’s business leaders and skilled employees. In an era of declining state funding, your support will be even more important to provide course development and enhance Yavapai College facilities and student assistance.|
|Matching Gifts||Corporate and foundation matching gifts are a way to increase your contributions. Many corporations will match the gifts that employees (and former employees) make to educational institutions. Your human resource office will be able to tell you if your company has a matching gift program. They will provide a form to complete and send with your gift. The matching gift will be credited in your name.|
|Gift Acceptance Policy||The Yavapai College Foundation is a not-for-profit entity organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. The Foundation encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts that will help the Foundation in the furtherance of its mission to foster private financial support for Yavapai College. This Gift Acceptance Policy shall apply to all gifts received by the Foundation for any of its programs or services. Click to view complete Gift Acceptance Policy.|
|Fees||Standard fee schedules are set to recover administrative costs. They are periodically adjusted based on changing markets, expenses, and revenue needs. Currently, all donations to the Foundation are assessed a 5% administrative fee. For endowed funds, an annual fee of 1% of the invested fund balance is assessed to recover maintenance costs.|
Paul Kirchgraber, Director, Major Gifts
1100 E Sheldon Street
Building 32, Room 214
Prescott, AZ 86301
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible to the limit allowed by law.
May 4, 2013; YC Verde Valley Campus
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