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Support the Foundation

For many of our students, the opportunity to pursue a college degree is limited by the family and financial pressures they face. Nevertheless, education remains the single best investment an individual or a community can make in its economic future.

As each student pursues a dream, they also strengthen our region and our state. Gateway educates and trains people to contribute to our 21st Century workforce needs – the biggest challenge facing economic development in our region. More than 90 percent of Gateway alumni live and work in Wisconsin, and many of these stay in our area. That means by supporting Gateway students, we support our own communities, creating an ongoing wave of opportunity for all.

Won’t you please join in this endeavor?

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:

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

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.

Establishing a Scholarship
You can establish a scholarship at Gateway Technical College by choosing from several funding options:

  • Endowed scholarships provide a perpetual income to fund future scholarship awards. A minimum gift of $10,000 (which may be made over several years) is necessary to establish an endowed scholarship. A portion of the earnings is awarded each year.
  • Annual scholarships provide awards for both full and part-time students each year. A minimum annual gift of $500 is necessary to establish an annual named scholarship.
  • Program scholarships with gifts of any amount can be used to support students in a specific career program. Smaller gifts are pooled to create program scholarships.

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.

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.