Educational Foundation :: Giving to VWCC

2012-2013 Annual Giving Campaign

Your gift to The Western Fund makes college possible!

A gift to The Western Fund ensures Virginia Western Community College remains in the business of changing lives and helping students prepare for a successful future in our community! Annual Campaign gifts are typically designated for current use and used where the need is the greatest. By providing an annual gift to Virginia Western you support the following:

  • Scholarships for financial need or academic excellence
  • Community College Access Program
  • Innovative programming and creative teaching
  • Updated equipment to support technology
  • A solid financial foundation to plan for the future

EVERY Gift Makes College Possible!

Thomas Turner "I'm proud to say that I will be going to college, because it was not an opportunity that was given to my father, who is my namesake. He began working at the age of 14 and continued up until last year when he was laid off. College tuition would be a hardship for my family due to my father's unemployment. As a student at VWCC, I can take classes and get a feel for which area I show the most strengths and then I can focus toward my major goal."

Thomas Turner
Virginia Western student
2012-13 CCAP for Roanoke City participant

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Virginia Western meet the ongoing challenges of keeping college accessible to the greatest number of area residents while helping students learn. Shortfalls in state and federal funding continue as costs increase for equipment and programming maintenance. Virginia currently provides just 44 percent of Virginia Western's support. Funding from the state has decreased dramatically over the last several years, thus increasing the financial burden on students, who often can least afford a college education, through higher tuition costs.

Gifts to last year's campaign provided over $150,000 in scholarship funds and over $17,000 in emergency student funds and book funds assisting hundreds of students in fulfilling their dream! Your support ensures higher education can be affordable for everyone.

By contributing to the 2012-2013 Annual Giving Campaign you impact the lives of our students and in turn strengthen our region. Virginia Western graduates become successful and productive members of our local economy each year. The added skills of students who are educated at Virginia Western translate into higher earnings and a more robust western Virginia economy.

Donate Now!

Please support the Educational Foundation today by downloading and filling out the form below. The Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization. If you wish, you can make a donation online or by contacting us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a gift in memory of someone or to honor a special individual?

Certainly! We will be happy to discuss options with you. An acknowledgement will also be sent to the honoree or appropriate family member, if you wish.

Is your gift tax-deductible?

Yes. All gifts to the Virginia Western Educational Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Does you or your spouse's company match an employee's charitable contribution?

Matching gifts are an easy way to increase your gift to the Foundation and can double, even triple the size and impact of your gift!

Can you make a deferred or planned gift?

Yes. Remembering the Virginia Western Educational Foundation in your estate plans may help you make a larger gift than you thought possible! Call Erik Williams for more information at 540-857-8914 or click here.

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