Types of Gifts

Types of Gifts

Giving to EMCC is easy and always benefits students. As you make financial plans, we recommend you consult with your attorney or financial advisor.  

Gifts of Cash - A gift of cash is available for use by the College immediately and, in most cases, is fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes. Check donations should be made payable to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation (MCCF). For more information please call the Development Office at 623-935-8502.

Credit Card Gifts - If you wish to donate online to a specific fund or program, use the drop-down menu to choose a fund or select “other” to type in a specific area of interest. Once you’ve made your gift, you’ll receive an e-confirmation, acknowledging that your contribution has been received.

EMCC accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You can also set up payments to be dispersed over a year or more. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Development directly at 623-935-8502.

Gifts of Securities - A gift of appreciated securities may reduce your income and estate taxes. These types of gifts may be deducted at the full amount on the day of transfer to the College.  Please call the Development Office at 623-935-8502 for more information.

Gifts to Create Endowed Funds - Endowments help support student achievement and promote academic excellence into the future. Endowed funds are professionally invested and managed; the interest from the fund provides reliable, yearly monies for programs, services and scholarships. You must begin an endowed fund with a gift of $10,000 or greater. EMCC accepts naming rights for individuals, families and honored groups. Call the Development Office at 623-935-8502 to learn how your endowment can make a difference.

Employer Matching - You can increase the size of your gift if the company you work for has a matching gift program. To maximize your contribution, check with your company’s human resources department for a matching gift program. Call the Development Office at 623-935-8502 with any questions.

Gifts of Real Estate or Property - The gift of real property such as a house, duplex or land may carry a significant tax benefit. Should you choose to donate in this way, there are many options available.  Please call the Development Office for additional information at 623-935-8502.

In-Kind Gifts - An In-Kind donation is a contribution of goods or services such as vehicles, artwork, supplies, equipment, uniforms, advertising, computer hardware and more. An In-Kind Donation form is available by request so your gift is documented for tax deductible purposes. To determine if your donation qualifies, please contact the Development Office at 623-935-8502.

Pledges - Pledges give donors the option and convenience of making their contribution over a specific period of time. You can make a secure pledge online or by completing and submitting the printable gift form. Employees of the Maricopa Community Colleges have the option to make their pledge through the use of payroll deduction.