We make it easy to Give
Gifts to the Northwest College Foundation do amazing things for our students and the institution.
Many donors give because their NWC experience changed their lives or the lives of loved ones. Others are moved to invest in the college because it means so much to our area communities. Whatever your reason for giving, we are here to make the process smooth and simple.
We welcome your cash gifts and will make it easy for you to donate a one-time annual payment or in monthly installments. Gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. There are many ways for you to donate – online here; by mail to the NWC Foundation, or in installment payments via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your checking account.
In return for a donation of cash or securities, the foundation agrees to pay a fixed payment for life to the donor or to a friend or family member of the donor’s choosing. The donor can claim a charitable tax deduction. If a donor funds a gift annuity with long-term appreciated property, the donor will have to report only some of the capital gain, and may be able to report it in installments over many years.
You could receive substantial tax benefits for a donation of real estate. If you own property that is paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be your simplest option. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate.
Your employer may boost the size of your donation. Many companies match their employees’ charitable giving to institutions of higher education. Some also match charitable contributions made by retirees or directors. Please check to see if your company will match your gift.
You can receive great tax deductions for gifts of securities. The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. By donating appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction for making a charitable gift. If you have stock losses, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss, then generate a charitable contribution deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to the foundation.
A gift to education is a particularly meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life or in the life of Northwest College. We are happy to notify honored designees or the family members of those remembered with your gifts, if you provide appropriate contact information when you make donations.
The Trapper Legacy Society recognizes NWC alumni and friends who have made an estate commitment or a deferred gift to the foundation. Members will receive an invitation to our annual Foundation Gala, a Trapper Legacy Society pin, and special listing in the foundation’s Honor Roll of Giving, unless you wish to remain anonymous.
Anyone who has made an estate provision that includes the foundation, and who wishes to become a member of the Trapper Legacy Society, is asked to inform the foundation in writing. The size of the eventual gift does not need to be disclosed at that time.
We are eager to help you find the perfect way to express your tax-deductible support for
Northwest College, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.