Giving Opportunities

Ways to Give

The success of the Victoria College Foundation has been and continues to be the generosity of its donors.  The Foundation works to supplement the cost of tuition by garnering scholarship support, seeking grant funds for programs and projects, funding endowments for current students and generations to come and ensuring future funding through planned giving.

Donors may designate their gifts to a specific scholarship, academic program or for a special request.  Gifts designated as "greatest need" empowers the VC Foundation to provide funding where it is needed most, to capitalize on unexpected opportunities or in meeting unforseen challenges.

Gifts made to the Victoria College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  

Cash/Check/Credit Card

Cash and check gifts can be delivered in person to the Victoria College Foundation Office, Victoria College Campus, Student Services Building, Suite 100 or mailed:     

     Victoria College Foundation
     2200 East Red River Street    
     Victoria, TX 77901

Credit card gifts are welcome and can be made by contacting the Victoria College Foundation at (361) 582-2419.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Back to top

Tradition of Excellence Annual Giving Campaign

This annual appeal enables the Foundation to continue and expand its vision for Victoria College.  Gifts to the campaign can be designated for scholarships, endowment funding, for specific VC Centers, a particular program or Victoria College's greatest needs.  Gifts made as honorariums or memorials are also welcome.

Back to top 

Planned Giving-Legacy Gifts

Whether establishing a legacy gift during life or creating one through a final estate plan, planned giving may be an effective tax planning strategy.  It is an admirable and enduring means of directing assets to the Victoria College Foundation.  A legacy gift extends philanthropy for generations of students.  For comprehensive information and tools on establishing beneficial estate planning solutions, visit VCFoundation Giving.

Back to top 

Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is an opportunity to assist the Victoria College Foundation with its mission.  Reasons to consider a charitable bequest include:

  • It costs nothing today to make a bequest
  • Free of federal estate tax
  • Can be changed
  • May produce estate tax savings
  • Offers the opportunity to leave a legacy

With the help of an advisor, the Victoria College Foundation can be included in a trust or will document.  It is advisable to consult with an attorney before making a bequest. 

Basic bequest language is included to assist you and your attorney. 

Sample Bequest Language:
I leave (dollar amount, percentage of estate or specific real estate) to the Victoria College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization located at 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria, TX  77901, Federal Tax ID #74-1994810 to be used for (specific purpose of funds or for general use).


Back to top   

Corporate/Matching Gifts

Individuals making a gift to the Victoria College Foundation may be able to enhance their contributions with matching funding by their employer.  Some companies also match retirees' gifts.  To determine if a company participates, contacts its Human Resources department.

Gifts should be sent to:
Victoria College Foundation
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX  77901

Back to top 


Providing a perpetual source of funding, an endowment is a gift that keeps on giving.  Criteria to establish an endowment includes:

  • Minimum gift amount of $15,000.                           
    (Can be established as a lump sum or in installments)
  • Flexibility to designate to scholarships, program support, faculty/staff development or capital improvements
  • Endowment funds are managed by an outside investment advisor in conjunction with the Victoria College Foundation Board of Directors
  • Plaques with donor names and information are displayed on the VC campus

An annual report of the endowment's performance and the recipient names are provided to the donor each year. 

Please view the pdf Endowment Listing for the current Endowments.

Back to top 

Faculty & Staff Grants

Grants are utilized for ongoing training, initiatives, and programs to ultimately give VC students a top-notch learning experience.  Grants are available to Faculty and Staff for a variety of professional development opportunities:

  • Stipends for curriculum-based projects
  • Improving instructional practices, student learning, and retention
  • Enhancing and initiating new instructional programs
  • Reviewing and revising courses to meet changing needs
  • Faculty research projects and professional conferences
    For a current listing of recipients, please view the pdf 2016 Faculty and Staff Grant Recipients.

Back to top 


Honorariums and memorials are opportunities to show tribute to a respected friend, colleague or family member while also providing scholarships and other resources for Victoria College students.  Tributes are welcome and can be sent to:

Victoria College Foundation
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX  77901

or by calling (361) 582-2419

Back to top 


Scholarships can be need-based or merit-based, and include selection criteria that specifies a course of study, residency preference, a GPA standard, or other conditions for awarding funds.  A scholarship committee comprised of VC faculty and staff review scholarship applications to match applicants with scholarships.  The committee works closely with donors to ensure their original intentions are fulfilled.  Donors are able to fund Victoria College Scholarships in several ways:

  • Scholarship Endowment
  • General Scholarship Support

Please view pdf Scholarships for a current list of scholarships or go to VC Scholarships to apply.

Back to top 

Capital Projects

Capital gifts leave a lasting impression and ensure campus facilities will serve generations of students.  Contributions may be utilized as a perpetual endowment where the gift is invested and earnings are used to finance building projects, purchase equipment or, maintain campus capital improvements.  Capital gifts include naming opportunities for facilities, buildings or rooms.

Back to top 

If you would like more information, please contact the College Advancement Office at (361) 582-2419 or email

Back to top 


Pirate Portal


Want More Info?
© 2016 Victoria College | 2200 E. Red River | Victoria, TX 77901 | (361) 573-3291 | (877) 843-4369