Development FAQs

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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:

  • Online
    Make a gift online by following this link.
  • By Mail
    Address your envelope to Cerritos College Foundation, 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 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:

    • Foundation General Fund
    • General Scholarship Fund
    • General College Programs Fund
    • Finish Great Campaign

DOES  ACCEPT GIFTS OF STOCK?
You may make a gift of stock by contacting Paulina Jones at 562-860-2451 ext 2536.

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.

WHY SHOULD I DONATE ONLINE?
Online credit card donations are easy, secure and convenient, and allow us to receive your funds faster. 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 advisor.

WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT?
Anyone who donates a gift online will receive an online confirmation and receipt. Hard-copy receipts are provided for gifts of $250 and above. We are also happy to provide an annual giving statement totaling all gifts for the year.

WHAT IS THE CERRITOS COLLEGE FOUNDATION'S EMPLOYEE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN), ALSO KNOWN AS A FEDERAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
Our EIN is 95-3387108

WHAT IF I NEED A RECEIPT?
Please request one from Foundation Secretary Paulina Jones, 562.467.5053, x7.

HOW QUICKLY WILL MY DONATION BE PROCESSED?
Your donation is typically processed within 24 hours of receipt, depending on the method of payment and the day of fulfillment. During periods when the campus is closed, processing may take up to one week.

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 the Foundation.

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. Our Foundation will credit matching gifts to the same fund as your original gift unless you request otherwise, or when the policies of the company prohibit donations to particular funds (in which case gifts will be credited to the Foundation 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 our Foundation, 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 your donation is kept private from the public, but we in the office have your private information on file. In the event you want to keep your giving confidential, please send a note to that effect along with your check, or add a note to your online gift.

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. 

WILL MY GIFT COUNT IN THE CAMPAIGN?
Yes. Right now we have several active campaigns. 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 at the Foundation is here to help. Contact us for more information.