Giving Opportunities
Piedmont Community College’s passion for providing the most affordable and yet progressive opportunities for students are visible in the donations made through the PCC Foundation. Join us in making educational dreams come true - DONATE NOW!

“With a giving attitude, every situation is an opportunity for success."  
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Ways to Give

Cash

Gifts of cash are often the easiest gift and are usually fully deductible for donors who itemize deductions. Checks should be made payable to PCC Foundation. The PCC Foundation also accepts single and multi-payment pledges depending upon the size. Please contact a Foundation staff member for more information. A pledge is not deductible until it is paid.

Gifts can also be made in honor or in memory of someone who made a difference in your life.


In-Kind Gifts

Piedmont Community College welcomes in-kind donations, which help the college keep pace with changing technology and equipment needs and meet the demands of increased enrollment.

Gifts in kind must: fulfill a stated need of one or more college departments, andbe approved by Facilities or IT personnel to ensure compliance with existing infrastructure.   If directly related to PCC's mission, a gift in kind may be tax deductible at current market value. If unrelated, the deduction is usually limited to what was paid for the item(s).

Appraisals may be required and if a required appraisal is not submitted, the value of the gift will be recorded as $0. Wake Tech does not appraise gifts; donors are responsible for substantiating the value of donated items with the IRS and should contact their financial advisors or tax attorneys for assistance.

If you’d like to make gift in kind donation, please complete the Gift in Kind form and submit it to the Foundation. If you need assistance with the form, please call 336-599-1181.


Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match a personal gift to educational institutions made by employees, retirees and their family members. Contact your company’s personnel office for more information or click here to search the online gift clearinghouse for your employer.


Gifts of Securities and Mutual Fund Shares

Gifts of appreciated securities and mutual fund shares may be deducted at fair market value on the date of transfer to the College. For this option be sure to contact the PCC Foundation Office, as contacting your broker alone may not ensure correct crediting of the gift to the College in your name.

If you wish to donate securities over a holiday in which the PCC Foundation offices are closed, please Ron Bremer at Edward Jones:

Wiring Instructions

DTC ID #: 0057
FBO: Piedmont Community College
Jones Account #: 245-11061-1-2

Address: Edward Jones
104 North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Telephone: 336-597-3600


IRAs/Retirement Plans

IRA’s, pensions, 401 (k) plans and other retirement savings plans are potentially the most tax burdened asset that one may own, often subject to both income and estate tax. There are several ways to gift these assets and escape tax liabilities.


Life Insurance

There are two ways you can give a life insurance policy to the College. It is easy to make the PCC Foundation either the beneficiary or the owner of a policy. If your family responsibilities are not as substantial as they once were, then your gift of an insurance policy that is paid or partially paid for may be beneficial.


Planned Gifts

Gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts are examples of some planned giving vehicles. By giving such gifts, you become a member of the Legacy Society at the College and, in most instances, increase your annual income, enjoy a tax deduction and reduce taxes on your capital gains.

Wills and Bequests

Making a commitment now ensures future students will reap the benefits of your continued generosity to the College. To make a bequest gift you may include the College in your will by leaving a percentage of the estate or a specific dollar amount, or by naming Piedmont Community College as the residual beneficiary. Estate taxes can be reduced by making a bequest.


Real Estate

The PCC Foundation accepts gifts of real estate, which can be one of the best ways to make a large gift to the College while enjoying significant tax benefits.

All real estate gifts must first be accepted by the PCC Foundation Board of Directors. Please contact the Foundation Office for additional information.


Naming Opportunities

The naming of a building or classroom is a long-lasting tribute to your generosity and may be in honor or in memory of a person who has influenced you in a special way. For corporations, naming rights provide a way to show your commitment to the College and reach potential future employees.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact the Foundation Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 2103 or Elizabeth.Townsend@piedmontcc.edu.