Becoming a Donor

Annual Fund

A scholarship can make the difference in the life of a student giving them the opportunity for a college education or technical training. Your gift really can make a difference. Our scholarship recipients would like to say 'Thank you'.

Now is your chance to make that difference in the life of a student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Gifts of Cash

The most common form of giving is the contribution of cash. Unless otherwise designated, its use is generally unrestricted.

Matching Gifts

Many companies have established matching-gift programs in support of education. Through this type of giving, employers match the donations made by a current or retired employee. Some may also cover an employee's spouse. To find out more, contact the company's Human Resources Department.


A gift for endowment is an investment in a permanent fund that earns money for the college every year thereafter. The principal from the endowment remains invested and the earnings are used to fund the yearly award.


This is a statement in a will that provides a gift for the Foundation's endowment or to an unrestricted fund to perpetuate the donor's future interests.

Charitable Gift Annuity

The exchange of property for a guaranteed income for the rest of the donor's life.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Property can be placed into a trust with a fixed-dollar income for life.

Charitable Lead Trust

Property can be placed into a trust that will pay income to the charity for a specified number of years, after which the property is returned to the donor or the donor's designee.


Designate the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation as the beneficiary of an insurance policy that is no longer needed.