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HOW CAN I MAKE A GIFT?
You can donate online, by mail, or give us a call. Here are a few instructions:
Make a gift online by following this link.
- By Mail
Address your envelope to Cerritos College Foundation, Development Office, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, California 90650. Enclose a check payable to "Cerritos College Foundation.” In the check's memo section, please designate where you would like to allocate the gift. Examples include:
- CCF General Fund
- General Scholarship Fund
- General College Programs Fund
- Finish Great Campaign
- By Phone
DOES CCF ACCEPT GIFTS OF STOCK?
You may make a gift of stock by contacting the Chief Development Officer.
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?
Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies that help you provide for charity while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives. Learn more about making a planned gift.
WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF PLANNED GIFTS?
There are several types of planned giving options that can meet your investment and giving needs.
- Annual and Capital Campaign Gifts – Contact Monica Lee Copeland, Chief Development Officer, 467.5053, x5
- Planned Gifts – Clara Potes-Fellow, 467.5053, x4
- Class Gift Campaign – Matthew Harms, 562.467.5053, x9
WHY SHOULD I DONATE ONLINE?
Online credit card donations are a cost-efficient way for nonprofit organizations like CCF to receive gifts. Not only does credit card giving allow us to receive your funds faster, and it also increases efficiency, reducing time spent on check processing, and freeing up time to manage our scholarship program. When you give through our safe and secure website, you also save on the cost of postage.
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, to the fullest extent of the law. Please check with your own tax counsel.
DO WE ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS?
No, we do not accept any international gifts at this time.
WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT?
Anyone who donates a gift of any amount receives an online confirmation of their gift and an annual giving statement totaling gifts for the year.
WHAT IS CCF'S EMPLOYEE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN), ALSO KNOWN AS A FEDERAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
Our FEIN is 95-3387108
WHAT IF I NEED A RECEIPT?
Please request one from our Secretary and Treasurer, Paulina Jones, 562.467.5053, x7.
HOW QUICKLY WILL MY DONATION BE PROCESSED?
Your donation may be processed the same day it is received or up to one week from when it is received by the Development Office, depending on the method of payment and the day of fulfillment.
WHAT IS A MATCHED GIFT?
A matching gift is when an individual gives to a nonprofit organization and their employer donates an equal or greater amount to the same organization. A matching gift is a great way for a donor to increase his or her contribution to CCF.
HOW DO I FIGURE OUT IF MY COMPANY WILL MATCH MY GIFT TO CCF?
The Benefits or Human Resources Office of your employer (or your spouse’s employer) will be able to provide necessary information on their Matching Gift Program, and the method that is used to facilitate matching requests. CCF will credit matching fits to the same fund as your original gift unless you request otherwise, or the policies of the company prohibit donations to particular funds (in this event funds will be donated to the CCF General Fund).
HOW DO I GET MY COMPANY TO MATCH MY GIFT?
Companies have various methods by which they can submit their matching gift requests to CCF, including paper forms, online forms (which you can print from the internet), and phone verification systems.
CAN I MAKE A CONFIDENTIAL (ANONYMOUS) DONATION?
Yes, you can. Giving an anonymous gift means that your donation is kept private from the public, but we in the office have your private information on file. In the event that you want to keep your giving vonfidential, it is better that making your gift by mail or online. If you are writing a check, indicate your intention with an attached note. We will make sure that your gift remains confidential.
CAN I MAKE MY GIFT IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE?
Yes, you can. If giving online, be sure to check the box that says “This gift is in honor, memory, or support of someone.” If mailing your donation, be sure to add a note with honoree information. Please include honoree's class year, as appropriate.
WILL MY GIFT COUNT IN THE CAMPAIGN?
Yes. Right now we have several active campaigns: Annual, Capital (Finish Great) and Class Gift. Any gift made to any part of the Foundation in any amount on or after July 1 counts in the fiscal year of that particular campaign.
WHAT IF I NEED ADDITIONAL HELP MAKING A GIFT?
Everyone in the Development Office is here to help. Contact us for more information.