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Give to the Galveston College FoundationWays to give to the Galveston College Foundation: Universal Access Endowment Fund, Universal Access, President's Partners Fund, Scholarships, Athletic Programs and Planned Giving
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Galveston College Foundation through your gift. Making a donation online is easy and secure.
If you prefer mailing in your gift, please send your check or money order, made payable to the Galveston College Foundation to:
Development and G.C. Foundation
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, Texas 77550
Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires students to complete their education and improve their quality of life. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and home schooled graduate has been eligible to apply for assistance with tuition and fees through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.
Beginning in Spring 2021, eligible UA students will receive Non-Tuition Educational Expenses Fund (UA+) awards of $35.00 per semester hour with a lifetime limit of $2,100. UA+ assists students with the purchase of required books, program equipment, tools, and including internet access codes. Universal Access, a nationally recognized program that the community of Galveston created, provides education and career training opportunities for Galveston citizens regardless of income. The Universal Access commitment encourages and inspires students to complete their education and improve their quality of life. Since Fall 2001 every local high school, GED and homeschooled graduate has been eligible to apply for free tuition through the Universal Access program at Galveston College.
Galveston College has enjoyed numerous partnerships with individuals, businesses, industries and organizations that have helped support and employ our students. The President’s Partners Fund was established to allow the College’s CEO to interact with groups on the local, state, and national level to further the mission of Galveston College. President’s Partners Fund contributors of $100 or more will be extended an invitation twice annually to join the President in a culinary and conversational experience.
The Whitecaps intercollegiate athletic program provides opportunities for students to improve their athletic and academic abilities. The Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Teams produce successful graduates, professional athletes and outstanding career minded individuals. Donate to help grow the GC Whitecaps athletic program with a donation today!
The “front door” Beacon Square development, dedicated as part of the College’s 40th Anniversary, features the restored South Jetty Lighthouse cupola at 39th Street and Avenue Q in Galveston. Live oaks with commemorative plaques are available for $3000 each.
For those wishing to establish a more lasting relationship with Galveston College, they may include the College in their estate planning. Planned giving helps ensure the College’s long-term financial strength and its ability to effectively carry out its mission. There are many methods of planned giving.
- Bequeathing specific dollar amounts or tangible property in a will to the College
- Directing in a will that the College receive all or part of any remaining assets after any payment of any bequests or estate-related expenses
- Establishing a trust that pays a lifetime income to a spouse or other beneficiaries, after which the trust assets, or a portion of them are given to the College
- Designating the College as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K) or (B), other retirement plan or insurance
Planned giving enables a donor to make a larger gift than is usually possible during one’s lifetime by designating assets currently held on reserve to a worthy cause. Heirs may also qualify for federal and/or state estate tax deduction, reducing the taxable portion of an estate. Donors are extended special recognition and the opportunity to be part of private receptions honoring those who partner with President and the Board of Regents for the College’s evolution as a premier institution of higher learning for people of Galveston.
To learn more about estate planning and other giving opportunities for the College, please e-mail Ms. Kelly Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-944-1303.
Any designation or amount of your choice is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.