Giving Opportunities

With Victoria College no longer depending solely on public funding, the VC Foundation works to supplement the rising cost of tuition by garnering scholarship support, seeking grant funding for programs and projects, and placing an emphasis on planned giving and endowments to be used to sustain the college into the future.

You can designate your gift to a specific scholarship, academic program, or any other special need.  Making an unrestriced gift gives the VC Foundation the ability to apply the funds where they are most needed, taking advantage of unexpected opportunities or 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 College Advancement Office located in the Student Services Building, Suite 100 or mailed to the following address:     

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

Credit card gifts can be made online using our Secure Online Gift Form or by contacting the College Advancement Office at (361) 582-2419 to make a gift by phone.  Mastercard and Visa are accepted.


Tradition of Excellence Annual Giving Campaign

A contribution to the Tradition of Excellence Annual Giving Campaign provides the resources for the Victoria College Foundation to allocate funds where most needed: student scholarships, facilities, instructional programs, endowments, and other college initiatives.


Planned Giving

The Victoria College Foundation Planned Giving website provides comprehensive information and tools on creating and establishing beneficial estate planning solutions.  Find relevant and helpful ideas on how to plan a gift to benefit you, your family, and Victoria College. Learn more about Planned Giving.


Corporate/Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor Matching Gift Programs that will enhance their employee contributions made to institutions of higher education.   Some companies also match retirees' gifts.  Consult your employer's Human Resources Department to determine if your company participates.


Endowments

Endowments provide a perpetual source of funds.  An established endowment offers an avenue for future giving from the original donor or from others that will further grow the corpus.

  • Established with a minimum gift of $15,000.                           
    (one lump sum or installment payments)
  • Flexibility to designate to scholarships, program support, faculty/staff development or capital improvements.
  • VC Foundation's portfolio is 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.

All donors are provided with an annual report of the endowment's performance.  Additionally, the donor receives an annual update of its endowment scholarship recipients.

For a current endowment listing, please view the Victoria College Foundation Endowments. 


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 2014 Faculty/Staff Grant Recipients.


Honorariums/Memorials

Honorariums/Memorials provide a tribute to honor or memorialize a friend, loved one or colleague through a lasting gift that expresses more than words.  A donation of this type provides scholarships and other resources for well-deserving VC students.


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

For a current listing of scholarships, please view Victoria College Foundation Scholarships.


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.


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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