HOW TO GIVE
It's easy to give and your gift will have an immediate impact.
Give by credit card or phone: Donate online or call 410.777.2515.
Give by check: Mail checks payable to Anne Arundel Community College Foundation to 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.
Matching Gifts: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy.
Give appreciated securities: Appreciated securities can be received electronically and will be immediately sold so that your philanthropic dreams are quickly realized.
Gift planning: There are numerous ways to structure a gift to provide income to you and/or your heirs, all while benefiting the college. Ask us about gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and lead trusts.
Bequests: If you wish to include AACC in your estate plans, contact us to work with you to ensure that the language you use allows the college to help you realize your philanthropic objectives.
We all know and understand the value of higher education to the well-being of individuals, families and society. Scholarships are where philanthropy can make the greatest difference to students at AACC.
How Do I Establish a Scholarship Fund?
An Anne Arundel Community College Foundation (AACCF) staff member will work with you to determine the type, name and criteria for your fund. They will develop a written gift agreement that captures your wishes and serves as a formal guide to ensure that those wishes are carried out for as long as the scholarship fund exists.
Endowed or Annual
With a commitment of $25,000, you can establish a named annual or endowed scholarship. An endowed fund is invested in perpetuity, with a portion of the annual earnings (3-5%) being used to fund scholarships. The investments are overseen by the AACC Foundation's Investment Committee and professionally managed by Asset Strategies.
Annual scholarships are awarded to the student until the account is depleted. The funds are not invested, do not earn interest and do not exist in perpetuity unless additional donations are made.
Who Receives Scholarships?
Donors, in collaboration with AACCF, establish the criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients. This can include:
- Financial need: awarded based on financial need, as determined by the college's Financial Aid Office
- Academic Achievement: awarded to recipients who qualify with a minimum GPA requirement based on the individual scholarship
- Field of Study: Restricted to recipients in particular areas of study (i.e. business, architecture, visual arts, etc.)
Federal law prohibits scholarship restrictions based on race, national origin or gender.
What is the Process?
The process of awarding scholarships is managed by the AACCF in collaboration with the college. Students apply online and the scholarship committee matches students with scholarship opportunities. The online application and awarding tool ensures donor-established criteria is met and that as many students as possible are helped.
By law, donors are not permitted to participate in the selection process. Your wishes are fulfilled through the establishment of the criteria at the time you make your gift.
In Anne Arundel County and throughout the country, employers need highly-skilled, better educated workers more than ever before. To meet this growing need, AACC must expand access and increase educations opportunities. However, traditional sources of funding are less certain than ever before.
Funds donated to the AACCF provide supplemental funds that support program development, equipment purchases and other expenses needed to maintain a high quality of education experience for our students.
Recent donations in support of programs have:
- Funded the expansion of simulation labs in Allied Health
- Expanded curriculum and program options for first-generation college students
- Paid for technology and equipment in AACC's Center for Cyber Technology and Training in Hanover
- Provided low-income parents with free year-long parent education programming and career skills training
How Do I Support a Program?
A AACCF staff member will work with you to establish the fund so it achieves the outcomes you and the college desire. They will develop a written gift agreement that captures your wishes and serves as a formal guide to ensure that those wishes are carried out for as long as the program fund exists.
FACULTY AND STAFF CAMPAIGN
Each of us has a unique role at our award-winning and inspiring college. Whether you work in a classroom, garage, lab or office, together, we enable the college to serve and prepare thousands of students each year. Thank you for doing your part to make that possible!
We dedicated employees don’t stop where our job descriptions end. For this reason, the AACC Foundation asks you to continue your support. Just as each of us has a unique purpose on this campus, each of us has our own reasons for giving just a little bit more. The donations that we receive from you provide scholarships for our students and help support college programs and initiatives. Your contribution has an effect—every gift, no matter the size, matters.
Learn more about the Faculty and Staff Campaign.