Giving to SC4

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St. Clair County Community College has improved the lives of thousands students thanks to more than 95 years of exceptional community support. Multiple generations of families have passed through our halls, gaining skills to improve their lives and our local economy. Your giving will continue that strong tradition of academic excellence. We appreciate your support to SC4 and its students. 

The SC4 Foundation was chartered in 1963 by a group of visionary business and community leaders as a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting St. Clair County Community College in developing its educational program and expanding its facilities. The goal of the foundation is to raise friends and funds to benefit SC4 and the students it serves.

Our values are:

  • To operate exclusively for education purposes.
  • To make enhancement of student learning the center of our work. 
  • To provide opportunities to individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend college.
  • To partner with the college to meet its mission in the community.

Contact us:

Office of the President
Room 217 Main Building
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie St. PO Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
(810) 989-5545
sc4foundation@sc4.edu

Donations

  • Donations of cash are the easiest way to make an immediate impact for our students. Choose an area of focus and give online now or send your donation to: SC4 Foundation, 323 Erie Street PO Box 5015, Port Huron, MI 48061-5015

Endowment

  • Consider giving a lasting gift of education for our students by creating or donating to an endowment. Endowed scholarship donations of $20,000 or more may be named in honor or memory of an individual or individuals, group or organization. You may also give to an existing endowed fund, or to the general scholarship fund.

Matching Gifts

  • Matching gift programs can dramatically increase the impact of your investment in St. Clair County Community College. If your employer offers a matching gift program, your donation to SC4 could be doubled or, in some cases, even tripled through a corporate match. The process is simple.
    • Acquire a matching gift form from your employer. (Check with your human resources department.)
    • Fill out your part. (Make a copy for yourself if necessary.)
    • Send the form into our office with your gift or shortly after making your gift.

      Business Office
      St. Clair County Community College
      323 Erie Street
      P.O. Box 5015
      Port Huron, MI  48061-5015

      We’ll take care of the rest. For further information or questions about matching gifts, call (810) 989-5761.

Memorial

  • Memorial gifts are a way to honor and remember a loved one, while also furthering the educational mission of SC4. Memorial gifts of any size can be designated toward any of area of focus. If the deceased established an endowed fund at SC4 during his or her lifetime, a donor can direct a gift to that fund or to another previously established fund.

    For gifts greater than $20,000, a new named endowed fund can be established in memory of a family member, classmate, faculty member or friend. An endowed memorial fund can be established at the time of death or at any later time.

    Families may want to suggest in a loved one's obituary that donations be sent to SC4 using language such as: "In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the St. Clair County Community College Foundation. Checks should be mailed to the Office of College Advancement, St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie Street P.O. Box 5015, Port Huron, MI  48061-5015."

    Because the size of these gifts can vary, we will establish a "hold account" in the name of the deceased. We will acknowledge all gifts and periodically provide the family with a list of names and addresses of those who have made memorial gifts. Several months later, when the stream of gifts has slowed, an Advancement Office staff member will consult with the family and help them to choose the fund's designation based on the family's interests and the amount in the fund.

Planned Giving

  • Planned and Life Income Gifts are tools for making significant gifts to SC4 in ways that can be extremely tax advantageous for donors. These include:
    • Bequests through a will
    • Gift annuities, which provide life income to donors and beneficiaries
    • Charitable remainder trusts, which create life income for donors plus a tax deduction for up to six years
    • Charitable lead trusts allow transfer of assets to heirs at reduced tax cost and generous gift to SC4
    • Life insurance policies - naming SC4 as a beneficiary or gifting ownership of policy to the college
    • Retirement plan assets - naming SC4 as beneficiary

 

 

Your support offers immediate impact on thousands of students.

Gifts can be designated to support the college’s alumni, athletics, Friends of the Arts, Experience Center, the Del James Blessinger Foundation, the SC4 Foundation and more. Donate online or call (810) 989-5513 to learn more about donating to a specific cause.