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Ways to Donate to the Foundation

Whether you want establish a scholarship, support a specific project or give to the Foundation’s mission, you can make a donation in way that works best for you.

List 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, online site. 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 not-for-profit 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
  • 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.

Contact Jennifer Charpentier at at (262) 564-2866 or if you have any questions about the Circle or how you can leave a legacy for future Gateway students.

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 a special fund account from which only the interest 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.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Charpentier, executive director, at or by phone at (262) 564-2866.

Choose Your Way to Donate
The Foundation can accept many different types of financial and physical assets as a donation. The Foundation also accepts In-Kind Gifts of equipment and supplies.

If you do not see a donation method list above, contact Jennifer Charpentier ( at the Foundation to discuss gift options.

The Foundation makes no representations nor offers any legal or tax advice about the benefits or other consequences of your giving gifts to the Foundation. You are encouraged to consult with your attorney and/or your financial advisor on such matters.