Ways to give

  • Ways give imageYou can offer support in a variety of ways. Explore your options below, and contact us if you have any questions.

    Office of College Advancement
    Room 206, Main Building
    St. Clair County Community College
    323 Erie St.
    PO Box 5015
    Port Huron, MI 48061-5015

    Phone: (810) 989-5670

    • Donations - online, cash
    • Donations of cash are the easiest way to make an immediate impact for our students. Choose an area of focus and give online now or send your donation to: SC4 Foundation, 323 Erie Street PO Box 5015, Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
    • Endowment
    • Consider giving a lasting gift of education for our students by creating or donating to an endowment. Endowed scholarship donations of $20,000 or more may be named in honor or memory of an individual or individuals, group or organization. You may also give to an existing endowed fund, or to the general scholarship fund.
    • Matching Gifts
    • Matching gift programs can dramatically increase the impact of your investment in St. Clair County Community College. If your employer offers a matching gift program, your donation to SC4 could be doubled or, in some cases, even tripled through a corporate match. The process is simple.

      1. Acquire a matching gift form from your employer. (Check with your human resources department.)
      2. Fill out your part. (Make a copy for yourself if necessary.)
      3. Send the form into our office with your gift or shortly after making your gift.

      Office of College Advancement
      St. Clair County Community College
      323 Erie Street
      P.O. Box 5015
      Port Huron, MI  48061-5015

      We’ll take care of the rest. For further information or questions about matching gifts, call (810) 989-5761.

    • Memorial
    • Memorial gifts are a way to honor and remember a loved one, while also furthering the educational mission of SC4. Memorial gifts of any size can be designated toward any of area of focus. If the deceased established an endowed fund at SC4 during his or her lifetime, a donor can direct a gift to that fund or to another previously established fund.

      For gifts greater than $20,000, a new named endowed fund can be established in memory of a family member, classmate, faculty member or friend. An endowed memorial fund can be established at the time of death or at any later time.

      Families may want to suggest in a loved one's obituary that donations be sent to SC4 using language such as: "In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the St. Clair County Community College Foundation. Checks should be mailed to the Office of College Advancement, St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie Street P.O. Box 5015, Port Huron, MI  48061-5015."

      Because the size of these gifts can vary, we will establish a "hold account" in the name of the deceased. We will acknowledge all gifts and periodically provide the family with a list of names and addresses of those who have made memorial gifts. Several months later, when the stream of gifts has slowed, an Advancement Office staff member will consult with the family and help them to choose the fund's designation based on the family's interests and the amount in the fund.

    • Planned giving
    • Planned and Life Income Gifts are tools for making significant gifts to SC4 in ways that can be extremely tax advantageous for donors. These include:

      • Bequests through a will
      • Gift annuities, which provide life income to donors and beneficiaries
      • Charitable remainder trusts, which create life income for donors plus a tax deduction for up to six years
      • Charitable lead trusts allow transfer of assets to heirs at reduced tax cost and generous gift to SC4
      • Life insurance policies - naming SC4 as a beneficiary or gifting ownership of policy to the college
      • Retirement plan assets - naming SC4 as beneficiary