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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or other organization for everyone at any stage in their career to help the College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its mission:

 Universal Access Endowment Fund

Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires Galveston students to complete their education and improve their quality of life in Galveston. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for assistance with tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.

Universal Access Book Fund

Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires Galveston students to complete their education and improve their quality of life in Galveston. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for free tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College. A one time book stipend of $200 is awarded to eligible students.

President’s Partners Fund

Galveston College has enjoyed various partnerships with individuals, businesses, industries and organizations that have helped to support and employ its students. The President’s Partners Fund was established to allow the College’s Chief Executive Officer to interact with different groups on a local, state, and national level to further the mission of Galveston College. President’s Partners Fund contributors of $100 or more will be extended an invitation twice annually to join the President in a culinary and conversational experience.

Scholarships

The Galveston College Foundation holds all the College’s scholarship funds and provides for student awards on an annual basis. Named scholarships can be created as endowed funds through a $10,000 gift, and smaller amounts can be donated to unrestricted scholarships. Funding scholarships is a long-term commitment with positive implications for Galveston and its citizens.

Athletic Programs

The Whitecaps intercollegiate athletic program provides opportunities for students to improve their athletic and academic abilities. The Whitecaps athletic program has produced successful graduates, professional baseball players and outstanding career minded individuals. Donate to Athletic Programs in the amount of your choice.

Beacon Square Fund

The “front door” Beacon Square development, dedicated as part of the College’s 40th Anniversary, features the restored South Jetty Lighthouse cupola at 39th Street and Avenue Q in Galveston. Live oaks with commemorative plaques are available for $3000 each.

Planned Giving

For those who wish to establish a more lasting relationship with Galveston College, they may include the College in their estate planning. Planned giving helps ensure the College’s long-term financial strength and its ability to effectively carry out its mission.
There are many methods of planned giving. These include:

  • Bequeathing specific dollar amounts or tangible property in a will to the College
  • Directing in a will that the College receive all or part of any remaining assets after any payment of any bequests or estate-related expenses
  • Establishing a trust that pays  a lifetime income to a spouse or other beneficiaries, after which the trust assets, or a portion of them, are given to the College
  • Designating the College as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or (B), other retirement plan or insurance

Planned giving enables a donor to make a larger gift than is usually possible during one’s lifetime by designating assets currently held on reserve to a worthy cause. Heirs may also qualify for federal and/or state estate tax deduction, reducing the taxable portion of an estate.  Donors are extended special recognition and the opportunity to be part of private receptions honoring those who partner with President and the Board of Regents for the College’s evolution as a premier institution of higher learning for people of Galveston.
To learn more about estate planning and other giving opportunities for the College, please e-mail  Mrs. Maria Tripovich at mtripovi@gc.edu or call 409-944-1303.

Other

Any designation or amount of your choice is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Galveston College Foundation
4015 Avenue Q | Galveston, TX 77550 | Phone: (409) 944-1306 | Fax: (409) 944-1500

Updated 4/21/2014 - Content Author gmilton