Your Gifts - Making a Difference
Giving can occur in many ways!
There are many ways to support the Mission of the SRC Foundation and donors have opportunities to contribute in methods which best fit their giving philosophies. While all donors are advised to seek the guidance of their own personal financial advisors, the SRC Foundation can also help you explore the possibilities.
Donors may wish to review all the options and then select one or more methods of support. You may direct when you wish your gifts to be contributed, what you wish the funds to support, and by what methods you desire to have the funds invested with the Foundation.
Perhaps you want to support the Foundation’s Scholarship program or to help assure that SRC has the most up-to-date teaching and learning technologies. Maybe athletics is very important to you and you would like your contribution to help build a new multi-purpose facility to support the athletic programs and teams. You may want to inspire faculty to complete research. Or you may appreciate the Community programs sponsored by the Foundation such as "Spoon River Reads" or the "SRC Community Chorus". You designate what you wish your contributions to support and the Foundation works with you to make it all possible.
No matter which method you choose, your contributions support your personal vision of philanthropy and result in tax savings to you and your family both now and in the future.
WAYS TO GIVE
The ANNUAL FUND occurs toward the end of each calendar year. Contributions are annual gifts and are solicited by mail and by the Foundation website. Your contribution can be easily made using our convenience DONATE NOW button.
Each year the Foundation sponsors a number of special events such as our Annual Golf Outing in Canton or the Celebrity Waiter Dinner in Macomb. New events take place each year. Please visit our Special Events section of the website to learn about our most fun ways to give.
CAMPAIGNS are short-term in nature and are either fund or audience specific. For example, our Employee Campaign annually receives $13,000-$20,000 from current and past employees of Spoon River College. In 2009, a 50th Anniversary Campaign realized over $75,000 in contributions celebrating the college’s 50th birthday!
Creating a scholarship ENDOWMENT with an investment of $10,000 or more assures that scholarships will continue in perpetuity. Donors have the opportunity to name the scholarship to remember or honor a person, organization, or business.
PLANNED GIVING is our most recent giving program. Planned giving allows you to set up a giving program now, but may support the future. Just a few of the ways to make planned gifts are through
Bequests in your Last Will and Testament
Designating the Foundation as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy
IRAs or Retirement Plan proceeds