Because we are committed to seeing all of our students realize their educational and career goals, providing scholarships for students is the Foundation’s top priority. While the Foundation stretches scholarship monies as far as possible, it is more important than ever to secure additional funds from private contributors.
Another tremendous need of the Foundation is for unrestricted gifts. These undesignated gifts allow the Foundation to use the money where it is most needed—for scholarships, faculty/staff recognition, community awareness, or for other challenges that may arise.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash
The simplest way to support the Foundation is with an outright donation. Checks should be made payable to the Hinds Community College Foundation. The Foundation also accepts Visa and MasterCard. Pledges may be made on an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis.
Some employers will match charitable gifts, meaning your gifts are worth even more. If your company or firm has a matching gift program, simply enclose the form along with your check.
Gifts of STock
A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold saving. First, you may avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
The Foundation also accepts gifts of real estate, vehicles, art work and other non-monetary items.
Estate gifts can provide significant tax and financial management advantages to certain donors. A planned gift through your will or other instrument will provide long-term assistance to the college, while not affecting your current spendable income.
How to Give
Give using our secure online portal.
If you would like to give by mail, please send your donations to:
Hinds Community College
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154
If you would like to give over the phone, please contact us at:
Through a scholarship gift to the Hinds CC Foundation, contributors can actually monitor the progress of a student as he or she benefits from the donation, reaching goals that once seemed unattainable. Providing a Hinds CC scholarship for a deserving student is also an excellent way to honor or memorialize a loved one, and individual criteria can be matched to the donor’s desires.
Memorial scholarships are a great way of honoring an individual while also helping someone get an education.
The Carla McCulloch Scholarship has been offered through the Hinds Community College Foundation for 26 years. It is like a family reunion each year when the family comes back to Mississippi to present the scholarship. The Hinds Community College Foundation is honored to have this scholarship, and to share with the McCulloch family the excitement of being involved in helping another person reach a goal.
Your Tax-Deductible Gift
Even though Hinds benefits from state appropriations, the College has become “state assisted” rather than “state funded,” receiving less than 35% of its funding from the State of Mississippi this year. Your support of the Hinds CC Foundation helps ensure the success of deserving students by providing them with the funds needed to complete their education. Many students could not pursue their dreams of a better life without the help of people like you.
- Provide scholarships for deserving students
- Support faculty and staff development
- Promote cultural enrichment activities for the community
- Launch new programs or special projects
- Help build an endowment for the future