The Educational Foundation
The Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of Wytheville Community College. Through private contributions, the WCC Educational Foundation:
- Manages over 100 different scholarship endowments and funds, awarding approximately $100,000 each year to qualified WCC students.
- Helps purchase special equipment and supplies for WCC programs and activities.
- Seeks funding for capital projects, having secured $1.5 million for construction of the William F. Snyder Auditorium and $75,000 for creation of the Chitwood Nursing Lab.
- Supports professional development opportunities for WCC faculty and staff to help employees remain current in their respective fields.
- Assists with the college’s delivery of services at the Crossroads Institute in Galax and at the Smyth County Education Center in Atkins.
- Helps provide funding for the college’s Kegley Library, a special local history collection.
- Supports WCC’s participation in various community events and projects.
- Provides various academic, recognition, and service awards to WCC students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college.
A 19-member Board of Directors with representatives from all areas of the college’s service region govern the WCC Educational Foundation. A host of community leaders and WCC alumni serve as volunteers during annual and special fund-raising campaigns. The “Forging Futures Capital Campaign” secured over $3 million to support WCC. As of June 30, 2012, the WCC Educational Foundation’s net assets totaled $5.6 million.
In addition to the WCC Educational Foundation, a second non-profit 501(c)(3) organization provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged WCC students who meet specified federal poverty guidelines. The WCC Scholarship Foundation, Inc. receives special state tax credits through the Department of Social Services’ Neighborhood Assistance Program. This allows the WCC Scholarship Foundation to award a state tax credit to qualified businesses and individuals, in addition to offering tax deductions for charitable contributions.
Private support greatly enhances the work of Wytheville Community College. The WCC Educational Foundation accepts gifts of cash, stock, and real estate, and works with donors who may wish to make planned gifts through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, annuities, life insurance, or other types of special donations. The WCC Scholarship Foundation accepts primarily gifts of cash or stock. Contributions to both the WCC Educational Foundation and the WCC Scholarship Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by IRS guidelines.
For more information about the WCC Educational Foundation or the WCC Scholarship Foundation, please contact Dr. Rhonda K. Catron-Wood, Vice President of College Development, at 276-223-4772.
HOW TO GIVE
You may donate to the WCC Educational Foundation on our website using PayPal, an online company that allows individuals or businesses with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send donations directly to WCC. You can use your existing PayPal account or a credit card to make donations.
Please click on "Donate" to help make a difference in the lives of WCC students. If you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose, please indicate that in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section (ex: general scholarship fund, the name of a specific existing scholarship, etc.), or leave the section blank if you have no preference on how your gift should be designated.
All online donations will be acknowledged with a follow-up letter from the WCC Educational Foundation that can be used as a receipt for tax purposes.
If you would prefer to make a donation by mail, you may send gifts to:
WCC Educational Foundation
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
The WCC Educational Foundation is the official recipient for all gifts to the college. Checks should be made payable to the WCC Educational Foundation (please write the designation for your gift on the memo line of your check). Gifts of stock may be transferred to the WCC Educational Foundation. Please call (276) 223-4771 to receive more information regarding gifts of stock.
WCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by IRS guidelines.
Questions about how your gift can be designated?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (276)223-4771.
For ideas about Ways to Make a Creative Gift to WCC, please click here.Click here to view the Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation Annual Report, 2010-2011.
Click here to view the Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation Historical Report.