We invite you to make an investment in YOUR community college - - a valuable community resource that provides access to rigorous academic programs, workforce training and cultural and lifelong learning opportunities for every individual in our community, regardless of wealth, heritage or previous academic experience.
Make a Gift
Online giving to RVCC is easy and secure. Give Now
Mail - You may mail your gift payable to:
Raritan Valley Community College Foundation
PO Box 3300
Somerville, NJ 08876
Please include correspondence with your gift that clearly states your intentions so that we may direct the funds in accordance with your wishes.
We accept gifts of securities. If the securities are in a bank or brokerage account, ask your broker to contact the RVCC Foundation for instructions by calling Ronnie Weyl at 908 -526-1200 x 8349. Our federal tax number is 23-7138731.
If you've reached 70-1/2, you can make cash donations to Internal Revenue Service-approved charities directly out of your traditional IRA.
Corporate Partnerships – Corporate Matching Grants
In addition to sponsoring events and funding scholarships and programs, area corporations provide experts in the field to speak at our Science Seminar Series; offer tours of their facilities and arrange for internships, and more.
In addition, many corporations match donations made by their employees, which is an excellent way to double and sometimes triple an individual’s gift to the RVCC Foundation.
Click here for a list of corporate matching programs.
Planned Giving – Join the RVCC Foundation Legacy Giving Society
Through our words and our actions, we can leave behind a legacy that inspires others to pursue excellence, live a life of purpose, and share their special gifts with the world.
There are many ways to give to the RVCC Foundation through estate and gift planning. The RVCC Foundation will work with you to align your personal planning objectives with the College’s mission. Gifts of all sizes are deeply appreciated.
Bequests – Wills and Trusts
A bequest is a simple way to make a gift to the RVCC Foundation through your will and trust. A bequest allows you pass along to the RVCC Foundation any amount you wish, free of estate tax.
Here are some examples:
- Specific bequest – Specify a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
- Residuary bequest – Give a portion of the estate after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been paid.
- Restricted bequest – Identify the specific purpose or program. For example, you could establish a named Scholarship Fund.
This bequest can be made by including the following simple language in a new Will or Trust or by Codicil or Amendment:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation, PO Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876 the sum of _________________________ (insert percentage, amount, or nature of gift, or remainder of estate) to be used for educational purposes (or for a specific project or fund, such as _______________________(Insert designation).
Gift of Life Insurance
Life insurance may be a means to make a much larger gift than you thought possible. The RVCC Foundation can be named as a beneficiary, co-beneficiary or a successor beneficiary to receive the proceeds in the event the primary beneficiary is no longer living.
Did you know that your retirement plan assets are facing double taxation? If you leave the assets to your heirs, not only is the amount diminished by estate taxes, but the recipient also must pay income taxes on it. If you can make other provisions for your family, there’s a better option for your retirement plan assets — a charitable gift.
Charitable Lead Trust
If you are concerned about the possibility of the government taking a huge part of the assets you were planning to leave your heirs, there’s a way to pass assets to your family with significant estate tax savings while at the same time making a gift. After the RVCC Foundation receives the income from assets in the trust, the principal goes to your family, with the estate or gift taxes usually reduced or even eliminated. This lead trust is an exceptional way to transfer property to your heirs at minimal tax cost.
The College’s automotive program needs donated cars for students to practice their skills! Manual transmissions are a plus. The department will work with you to determine the value of the car through the Kelley Blue Book, and the RVCC Foundation will provide you with an acknowledgement letter that cites the value for you to claim a tax deduction.
The RVCC Foundation accepts donated items, gift certificates, and services, and provides acknowledgement letters for a charitable tax deduction.
Did you know that for every Amazon.com purchase you make, Amazon will donate .5% to the school of your choice at no cost to you? All you have to do is sign up for Amazon Smile! Visit smile.amazon.com and select the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation as your beneficiary. Then every time you shop, you'll be supporting the RVCC Foundation, which awarded over $240,000 in scholarships to RVCC students last year. For more information about the RVCC Foundation, or for any questions about Amazon Smile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org