Ways to Donate

Whether you want to establish a scholarship, support a specific project or give to the Foundation’s mission, you can make a donation in the way that works best for you. Please support the Gateway Technical College Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Every gift makes a difference. Clicking the button will take you to a secure online donation page. Your information will NOT be shared.

Listed here are the methods most often used by donors.

Gifts of Cash

For many of our supporters, cash donations are the most convenient way to give. Your gift is tax deductible, potentially offering federal and state tax savings.

The easiest way to make a gift of cash is on our secure donation website. Make an online gift.

If you prefer to write a check, it can be mailed to:

Gateway Technical College Foundation, Inc.
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144-1690

Gifts of Securities

To gift the Foundation with securities enables donors to make substantial contributions to the Foundation while providing an opportunity to avoid capital gains.

Matching Funds

Many companies match dollar-for-dollar the contributions their employees make to nonprofit organizations. For more information regarding corporate matching gifts, check with your employer or the Gateway Technical College Foundation.

Planned Gifts

Planning a deferred gift to the Gateway Technical College Foundation is a practical way for you to actualize your philanthropic goals and at the same time realize significant tax savings. A deferred gift is one that is made currently but received by the Foundation at a future date. The following are examples of methods for making a deferred gift:

  • Bequests, wills and trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts/charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable and deferred gift annuities
  • Unitrusts
  • Gifts of life insurance

Red Hawk Circle Legacy Society

Red Hawk Circle recognizes those donors who have made legacy plans that include the Gateway Technical College Foundation in their will, a trust, life insurance policy or other planned gift or have made an outright gift to the Foundation’s endowment of $50,000 or more.

Memorials and Honorary Gifts

Many donors wish to give in memory or in honor of a loved one or a special friend. Endowments, scholarships and equipment purchases are only a few of the many memorial and honorary gift opportunities available to donors. The Foundation is pleased to share with the person’s family or the person that a memorial or tribute gift has been made. If we have contact information, we will share that the gift has been made, but not the dollar amount unless specifically requested.

Endowment Gifts, Providing Opportunities Forever

The Foundation Board of Directors gives donors an opportunity to establish an endowed fund account from which the income would be distributed for scholarships or special projects. Benefactors who fund these endowed accounts have the satisfaction of knowing that they are creating a gift in perpetuity. An endowed account must be funded with a minimum gift of $10,000.

Acorn Fund

An Acorn Fund gives donors a simple and flexible way to build an endowment fund. Donors have up to five years to make periodic contributions that equal a minimum of $10,000. After that is reached, the fund provides a permanent source of support for your intent.

Choose Your Way to Donate

The Foundation can accept many different types of financial and physical assets as a donation, including In-Kind Gifts of equipment and supplies. Feel free to contact Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier at 262-564-2866 or charpentierj@gtc.edu to discuss gift options.