Ways to Give
Your gift to the College helps us assist our students, faculty, staff and ultimately the city of Philadelphia. With that in mind, we offer several ways to give. All of your donations further our efforts to provide the best education and learning environment possible for our students.
- Give online with your credit card. It is fast, easy and secure.
- Send in a gift or make a pledge by completing a print and mail donation form.
- Sign up for employee payroll deduction.
For more information on ways to give or for assistance, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215.751.8042.
Donate now to the 50th Anniversary Scholars Program: Give Online
The 50th Anniversary Scholars Program will provide all Philadelphia high school students graduating in 2015 the opportunity to pursue an associate’s degree at Community College of Philadelphia with no cost for tuition and fees. The program will cover the balance of costs after state and federal grants are received. Contact Patti Conroy, Associate Director, Scholarship Programs at 215-751-8214 for more information.
Gifts made to the Student Giving Campaign provide scholarship support, resources for the emergency book fund and financial support for other important projects at the College. Students are encouraged to give back to show their pride in and support of the College.
Scholarship donations are by far the most popular philanthropic gifts to Community College of Philadelphia. Scholarships and awards can be made for as little as $250 and can be as large as a permanent endowment for a full scholarship. Donors appreciate that too many of those students struggling to pay for classes are forced to leave before graduating due to financial circumstances. A scholarship can mean the difference between dropping out and completing one's education, or at the least, more time devoted to studies than to a part-time job.
The legacy of a permanent scholarship fund may be established with a minimum contribution of $10,000. Principal from endowed funds is invested, and a portion of the earnings is made available each year for scholarship awards. The endowment minimum may be fulfilled over a period of up to three years.
Special Designated Gifts
Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one, or in recognition of a favorite faculty or staff member. When making your gift, simply indicate the name of the person you would like to honor or memorialize. All such gifts are listed accordingly in the College Foundation’s Annual Report. When possible, the honored or memorialized person or their family will be notified of your gift.
Planned Giving refers to ways to include a charitable gift to Community College of Philadelphia in your will. It also describes a way to invest money so that you receive income during your lifetime, and then bestow the remaining funds to the College. Careful planning will make possible the reduction of income taxes.