What is the deadline for making a contribution?
Each year's Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30.
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recognizes all gifts. Donors will receive 2014 giving credit for checks that are mailed and bear a postmark of December 31, 2014, or earlier. Gifts with postmarks of January 1, 2015, or later will be posted to the donor's 2015 giving record (per IRS rules and regulations).
Faculty and Staff Giving
For the past eight years, the faculty and staff of Blue Ridge Community College have exceeded their donations given in the previous year's Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign--
Will you help us do it again?
Pat Horlick and Matt Rieger, 2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign Co-Chairs
In 2013-2014, $31,009.76 was raised by our very generous employees. By making a gift to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, you will be taking an extra step that further helps us realize the College’s vision of providing programs of excellence in academics and training that foster economic vitality in our community.
Let's challenge ourselves to stand together, as a College family, to help change the lives of our students by supporting our Foundation. Even a small monthly donation of $5 can lift students up to achieve their dreams of a better life through education.
Remember that this tax-deductible donation can be given monthly through payroll deduction, and allows our Foundation to support scholarships, work study programs, purchase new equipment for our classrooms, and fund faculty professional development.
Let's show our community partners that WE will take the first step, and that their contribution, together with ours, can change lives!
What the Foundation Can Do for the College
In fulfilling its mission, the Foundation provides financial assistance to students through scholarships, a work-study program, and emergency loans and grants; purchases state-of-the-art equipment for use in classrooms; sponsors faculty development through special projects; enables the College to achieve its institutional effectiveness goals; provides start-up costs for new programs; and solicits monies for other projects on campus. Private support through the Foundation enables Blue Ridge Community College to keep pace with the educational changes occurring in its service area and in the lives of its students, faculty and staff, and the citizens it serves.
Even though the Foundation is a separate, legal entity, it serves as a vessel for broadening support for the College through the involvement of its stakeholders who share in the College's mission and vision.
Help to create another success story today with your check, pledge, or payroll deduction through the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign!
"I have personally experienced the life-changing benefit of a community college education. If I can help others achieve their dream through a monthly contribution to the Foundation, then I feel I am giving back something that will make a difference!"
"The reason I give to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation is the same reason I come to work every day. Watching
students grow gives me purpose and profession. My donation means a lot to me because I witness the change that the Educational Foundation makes in a student's life."
Sample Pledge Form (the three-part original is available from the Foundation office)