Giving Opportunities

Ways to Give

The success of the VC 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 to the following address:     

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

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

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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, to the Main Campus or specific Centers (Gonzales, a particular program or VC's Greatest Needs.  Gifts can also be made as honorariums or memorials.

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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.

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Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is a wonderful way for you to help further the work
of the Victoria College Foundation and 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, you can include the Victoria College Foundation in your trust or will.  It is best to speak to an attorney before making a bequest.  Some 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).

 

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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

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Endowments

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.                           
    (initial lump sum or installments)
  • Flexibility to designate to scholarships, program support, faculty/staff development or capital improvements
  • Endowment funds managed by an outside investment advisor in conjunction with the VC 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.

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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:

  • Faculty research projects and professional conferences
  • 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

For a current listing of recipients, please view the pdf 2015 Faculty & Staff Grant Recipients.

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Honorariums/Memorials

An honorarium or memorial is an opportunity to show tribute to a respected friend, colleague or family member that also provides scholarships and other resources for Victoria College students.  Tributes are accepted anytime and can be sent to:

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

or by calling (361) 582-2419

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Scholarships

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
  • Scholarship-College Selected
  • General Scholarship Support

Please view pdf Scholarships for a current list of scholarships.

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Capital Projects

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

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

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