Ways to Give

Invest in your community's future

Community Investors are those who wish the Potomac Highlands to prosper, where our families grow and live healthfully, our citizens work, create and learn successfully, and our businesses and enterprises thrive. You may wish to invest in the community's future by supporting the Eastern Foundation. Donations support the College's students, programs, activities and initiatives, including lifelong learning, cultural activities and regional economic development.

Donors may choose from a variety of ways to support Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College through volunteering time and talents, providing an in-kind gift, and making a financial contribution to the Foundation. To discuss volunteering your time or talents or to provide an in-kind gift, please contact the Foundation Office at foundation@easternwv.edu or 304-434-8000. To provide a financial gift please review our list of funds below and use our secure PayPal account (processing fees are deducted from your donation amount) or mail a check payable to EWVCTC Foundation at 316 Eastern Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836.

Giving FAQs

Why does Eastern need private support? Many people have the misconception that community and technical colleges are completely funded by the state. Eastern is a state-assisted, not state-supported institution. In FY20, the State of West Virginia provided just 42% percent of Eastern's annual budget, shifting the burden to students who can often least afford a college education.
What are my options for giving? The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation receives gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. These gifts may be cash given through an annual gift or pledge. Other methods of giving include stock, personal property, and real estate. Charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests and provisions, and paid up life insurance policies are examples of deferred gifts. What is an endowment? An endowment is an account where the interest earned from the principal provides a permanent source of funds for a particular purpose at the College. Interest may support a scholarship, faculty professional development, equipment purchases or special projects. Because an endowment's principal is never spent, endowed funds create financial stability which allows Eastern to be less dependent on unpredictable sources of revenue, such as government support or grants. Eastern's endowment funds are professionally invested and managed by the Foundation. May I designate how my gift will be used? Yes! You may designate your gift to support departments, programs, projects, or you may choose to establish a scholarship fund to support specific types of students. You may also opt to leave your gift unrestricted, which means support will be given to the areas of greatest need. What is the difference between unrestricted and restricted gifts? Unrestricted gifts provide funds to Eastern that are not restricted to specific program uses. These gifts provide resources for scholarships, incentive grants, faculty and staff professional development, and special projects. Restricted gifts may only be used for the specific purpose set by the donor or the endowed fund. Examples of restricted gifts are endowed scholarships, endowed program funds or capital improvements funds. Eastern welcomes both restricted and unrestricted gifts. Unrestricted gifts are especially important and will provide flexibility to support areas of greatest need. Are all gifts tax deductible? Gifts to the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult with your tax attorney or financial adviser for more information. Can I receive a tax deduction for equipment or supplies donated to Eastern? Yes, the Foundation will provide the College department or division you wish to make the in-kind donation to an Educational Foundation In-Kind Donation Form to be completed by the donor. For IRS purposes, the value of the donation must be set by the donor. The Foundation and the College may not offer values for in-kind donations. What are the potential tax and income benefits of giving to the Foundation? Donors to the Foundation may benefit from:
  • Income savings through a charitable deduction for the value of the gift based on the donor's tax rate.
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities and /or property.
  • Life income for themselves and/or others through planned gifts.
  • Elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passing to the Educational Foundation under a will or revocable trust.
Please note that these benefits apply in specific ways and may not be applicable to all gifts. Consult your attorney or financial advisor for more information.
How is the Foundation governed? The Educational Foundation is governed by a board of directors that supports the college's educational initiatives through annual and capital programs. What is the Foundation's fiscal year? The Foundation's fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th.

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