Ways to Give

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Thank you for considering a gift to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation. All gifts make a great impact and are greatly appreciated. Please explore our page to learn more about ways to give now or plan ahead to give later.

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The General Scholarship Fund

Your donation to the general fund will allow us to utilize scholarship dollars wherever we see the greatest student need.

Non-Endowed Annual Scholarships

A gift of any amount can be made to an existing non-endowed scholarship or a new annual non-endowed scholarship can be created. An annual non-endowed scholarship can be funded in several ways:

  • A one-time donation under $10,000, a specified award, specified criteria, given annually until fund is exhausted.
  • A one-time donation under $10,000, a specified award, and specified criteria, given annually that can be added to over time and given out until fund is exhausted.
  • An annual donation which is given out in total annually. Specified award and criteria.

Endowed Scholarships & Named Endowment Funds

A gift of any amount can be made to an existing endowed named scholarship, or a new endowed named scholarship can be created with the minimum amount of $10,000 (can be endowed over three years). An endowed named scholarship lives on in perpetuity and has specific criteria for recipients and annual award.

Named endowment funds offer donors an opportunity to associate a family or business name with a project or program of enduring worth. An endowment is similar to an investment account in which the generated earnings from the principal provide a permanent source of funding for the scholarship.

I wish a scholarship like this existed when I was there.

By arranging a sizeable scholarship for a single-parent nursing student in their last year of the program, it is my hope that that individual could complete the program while able to focus on parenting and studying and NOT on money. I would also hope that this individual would at some point in their lives think about paying it forward.

– Anonymous donor of an endowed scholarship

Naming Opportunities

Consider leaving your legacy or honoring a loved one by naming one of our facilities. Your gift is a special way to leaving a lasting mark on the College. To learn more about the current naming opportunities, contact Carla Zottoli, MWCC Foundation Executive Director, at 978-630-9276 or czottoli@mwcc.mass.edu.

Annual Fund/Unrestricted Gifts

Your unrestricted Annual Fund donation will allow the MWCC Foundation to provide scholarships, develop signature programs, improve facilities, and support faculty development and to provide start-up funds for cutting-edge initiatives. Gifts of every size are crucial to the success of the Annual Fund. All gifts are combined and distributed where they can have the greatest impact.

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Help the Veteran Success Center purchase new laptop computers to be loaned to student veterans who cannot buy their own computers. Each year our laptop inventory ages a little more, and our need for updated equipment increases. More and more professors wanting students to have laptops for class work and homework. Your donation will greatly assist our student veterans with their classwork, homework and overall college experience.

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Planned Giving

By making a gift to the MWCC Foundation through your overall estate or financial plans, you can ensure that goals are met for future generations while providing financial or tax benefits to you and your family. Speak with your estate planning professional about making a bequest or naming the MWCC Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. Other giving options include charitable annuities and trusts. Please have your financial planner, tax advisor or lawyer consult us before executing these options.