Support what's next for our students and our community

For over 45 years, the Norwalk Community College Foundation has provided critical funding for NCC and its students. From endowed scholarships to annual fund gifts, every contribution plays an important role in helping NCC graduates succeed in today’s challenging environment.


Ways to Give

Annual Fund/Unrestricted Gifts

Your gift will help today’s students and have a lasting impact. Norwalk Community College depends on annual, private gifts to continue to provide academic excellence and accessible, affordable educational opportunities to all. With record enrollments and shrinking State and Federal funding, the need for philanthropic support is greater than ever. Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and give the NCC Foundation the greatest flexibility to meet NCC’s most urgent priorities.

Your gift will go to work where it is needed most to help students complete their educations and pursue careers that are essential to the future of Fairfield County. Unrestricted funds allow NCC to develop signature programs, improve facilities, support faculty development and provide essential seed money for forward-thinking initiatives. Even the smallest gift is important because gifts to the Annual Fund are combined to provide the greatest impact in the area of need. Every gift to the Annual Fund will have a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and the health of our community.

For more information, please contact:

Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 | sgentry@norwalk.edu

Join your friends, colleagues, and neighbors in supporting Norwalk Community College. For a full list of donors to the NCC Foundation, please see our most recent Annual Report (pdf).

Planned Giving

Become a member of The Legacy Society by making a planned gift.  By remembering the Norwalk Community College Foundation in your will, you can maximize your giving while providing financial or tax benefits to you and your family. Please speak with an estate planning professional about making a bequest and let us know about your plans. You may also make a planned gift simply by naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, individual retirement account or bank account. Other planned giving options include charitable annuities and trusts, which can pay you a lifelong income and then provide a gift to the Foundation. Please have your financial planner or tax advisor consult us before executing these instruments.

For more information about bequests and other planned giving opportunities, please contact:

Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 | sgentry@norwalk.edu

Scholarships

“As a result of an NCC Foundation scholarship, I found the motivation to become who I actually wanted to be. A scholarship is worth so much more than money. It means someone believes in me.”

Almost half of NCC students would be unable to attend college without financial assistance. Despite the College’s best efforts, tuition and fees continue to rise. You can help overcome the financial obstacles of deserving students who seek a college degree by making a gift to scholarship. Scholarship awards can make all the difference to students who have the ambition to realize their goals, often while raising families and working full-time. Gifts to scholarship can be made on an annual basis or permanently endowed.

An Annual Named Scholarship is a gift made to directly fund a scholarship which is renewable from year to year. If you wish to name a scholarship fund with specific criteria, a minimum commitment of $4,000 or more annually is required. An Annual Scholarship is awarded in full in the year the gift is donated. An Endowed Named Scholarship is a permanent fund established by a donor to provide scholarship support for generations of NCC students. A minimum donation of $100,000 will establish an Endowed Named Scholarship in perpetuity with specific criteria. The endowed fund is invested and the earnings are used to award one or more scholarships annually according to the purpose(s) for which the fund was created. The NCC Foundation bears fiduciary responsibility for the management of endowed funds pursuant to the Investment Policy (pdf). Endowed Named Scholarships may be established in a donor’s name, in the name of a business or in honor of someone you love. To discuss establishing a scholarship fund, please contact:

Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 | sgentry@norwalk.edu


How to Make Your Gift

Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Donors are advised to consult a tax advisor or financial planner regarding the tax advantages of their gifts.

Personal Check

We accept personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders. Please make checks or money orders payable to Norwalk Community College Foundation and mail them to us at:

Norwalk Community College Foundation
188 Richards Avenue, Room E311
Norwalk, CT 06854-1655

Credit Card Gift

To make a donation with your credit card, you can donate using our secure Online Giving Form. We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Credit card gifts are fully tax-deductible and allow you to take advantage of your credit card’s award program. You can also contact:

Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 |sgentry@norwalk.edu

Corporate Matching Gift

Many U.S. companies match the charitable donations of their employees, directors or retirees, doubling or even tripling the impact of a single gift to Norwalk Community College. Please contact your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer a matching gift program. If so, please obtain a matching gift form and include this form when making a gift to the NCC Foundation.

Automatic Payroll Deduction (NCC employees only)

Employees of Norwalk Community College may support the college through automatic payroll deductions. Please download the Payroll Deduction Form for more details.

Transfer of Stock or Securities

If you donate appreciated marketable securities, you may be eligible for beneficial tax deductions and your gift will not be subject to capital gains tax. The Foundation accepts direct transfers of securities through its account at Webster Financial Services.

For more information on making a gift of stock or securities, please download our Gift of Stock Instructions or contact:

Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 |sgentry@norwalk.edu

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