Foundation FAQs

Why should I give to Columbus Technical College?

Many individuals give to the College because they are grateful for the opportunities their College education provided for them. Others give because they view the support of the college as a good investment in the future of the community and region.

Whatever your motivation, your individual support provides opportunities for students, faculty, programs and ongoing operations. Gifts of all sizes are important because they enable us to remain one of the best technical colleges.

I do not want my gift to go into a black hole. How can I be sure my gift supports the areas I want to support?

You decide where your gift goes by simply designating the program of your choice. Whether you give via mail, make a pledge or donate online, you will have the opportunity to tell us what to do with your gift.

My gift of $10, $25, $50, or even $100 seems too small to make a difference.

Think about it……10,000 gifts of $50 equals $500,000! This is quite an impact on student lives.

Are my gifts tax deductible?

Yes, all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You will receive an acknowledgement or gift receipt in a timely manner after your gift is received.

How are gifts managed?

Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc. was established for the sole purpose of supporting Columbus Technical College. The Foundation has an obligation to properly record gifts, provide acknowledgements and account for all gifts received in support of the College in a timely manner. When received, the Foundation:

  • Accurately records and acknowledges for tax purposes the receipt of each gift.
  • Distributes gifts to the College programs and College improvements as donors have directed.
  • Invests endowed gifts to provide a source of income to the designated program / scholarship.
How do I go about making a gift?

There are a variety of ways to make a gift. If you wish to make an immediate cash gift, the easiest way to do so is through our secure online giving page. You may also send a gift via mail.

Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Gloria Dodds, Executive Director
928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904

Interested in planned giving or making a pledge for a future payment? Please contact the Foundation office at 706-649-1016 or gdodds@columbustech.edu.

How does the matching gift program work?

Thousands of companies match the charitable contributions of their employees, sometimes at a 2 to 1 rate.  Please contact your employer to see if they participate.

Where are new gifts needed the most?

Immediate needs change from time to time. Gifts from alumni and friends fill critical funding to help the College provide quality education. While some gifts to the College are designated by the donor for specific purposes, other donors prefer to designate their gifts for use where the College determines the need is the greatest.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a long term investment in the College that provides benefits to students, faculty, or programs year after year, generation after generation. For endowed funds, the donor stipulates that the principal must be invested and all or a portion of the income be expended to carry out the donor’s purpose. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, the remaining portion of investment return is added to the principal. The goal is to ensure the principal maintains its purchasing power over time to support future generations.

How do I make a gift of stock?

Making a stock gift is easy, and may save you money on your capital gains tax. Contact the Foundation office for details.

I’d like to talk to someone with specific knowledge about programs and giving? Who do I contact?

Please contact Gloria Dodds, Executive Director at 706-649-1016 or gdodds@columbustech.edu.