Ways to Give

You, too, can make an impact in the future of Barstow Community College and its students by becoming a part of our donor family TODAY via one of the methods below.

“There are so many who would love the opportunity to receive a higher education, but do not have the means to balance school and working. People [like you] make it possible for people like me to maintain a full-time school schedule and finish school…I plan to take my education in Cosmetology to be a business owner and make improvements in my life…and like you all, hope to give back to my community in the same way.” 
– Patricka Bellinger, 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Outright Gifts

Typically in the form of cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards, outright gifts can be given as Unrestricted or Designated donations to the Foundation.

Unrestricted Gifts – Donations with no designation go into the Foundation’s Annual or General Fund and allow the Foundation the flexibility to respond to the college’s areas of greatest need.

Designated Gifts – Donors may designate how they would like their contribution to be utilized to help Barstow Community College.  Current areas of support for designation include:

•  Foundation Scholarship Fund
•  BCC Performing Arts Center
•  BCC Athletics
•  Barstow College Promise
•  Alumni Association
•  Endowments
•  Viking Food Pantry
 

Establishing Scholarships/Endowments

Establishing a scholarship or an endowment in your name, the name of a loved one, or the name of your business or organization is a great way to provide direct support to BCC students.  While establishing a scholarship may be considered a short-term gift (students will only receive your contributions until the funding runs out), Endowments mean scholarships can be given from your investment in perpetuity – your scholarship will be available for BCC students for generations to come.  Endowments are an  everlasting gift!

For more information, please visit our Scholarships & Endowments page

President’s Circle Membership

The Barstow College Foundation’s President’s Circle is the perfect way to get involved in the life of the College while also providing key funding to the College and benefits to your or your business.  Find out more on our President’s Circle page.

Ready to join & support? Fill out our Presidents Circle Contribution Form.

BCC Employee Payroll Deduction

Learn more about automatic payroll deduction on our Employee Giving page or start giving by filling out the EmployeeGivingContributionForm

Employer Matching Gifts

An easy way to make your contribution double the impact at Barstow Community College!  Corporations will often match gifts made by current employees or retired employees. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S. have adopted corporate matching gift programs. Check out our Corporate Matching Directory or consult your company’s human resources department to find out if your employer will match your gift!

In-Kind Gifts

BCF may accept non-cash or “in-kind” donations of equipment or materials if they can be used to benefit college programs and services.  Please contact the Foundation at (760) 252-6709 or BCF@barstow.edu to verify that the items you’d like to donate can and will be used in support of college activities.

AmazonSmile

Your shopping can make a difference!

Shop using Barstow College Foundation’s unique charity link smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3736589  (or start at smile.amazon.com) and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Barstow College Foundation.  There’s no extra costs to you, no hidden fees.  Just you making your normal purchases and BCC students benefiting from it!

Check out how it all works: Supporting BCC with AmazonSmile

Vehicle Donation

Have a working or non-working car, truck, boat, motorcyle, ATV, trailer or airplane that you’ve been meaning to sell but  just haven’t gotten around to it? Consider donating it to the Barstow College Foundation!  Learn more on our Vehicle Donation page.

Ready to donate?  Start the process at  https://careasy.org/nonprofit/barstow-college-foundation  or call 1-855-500-RIDE.

Naming Opportunities

Many opportunities exist to recognize you and your family for leaving a lasting legacy at Barstow Community College.  Current opportunities include naming rights of Performing Arts Center dressing rooms, theaters, & theater seats; as well as opportunities across campus including but not limited to buildings, classrooms and areas & assets within the main quad.

To see a list of available naming opportunities at the Performing Arts Center, click here.  If you would like to explore other naming opportunities, please contact us at (760) 252-6709 or bcf@barstow.edu so we can discuss how to help you achieve y our giving goals.

Legacy Gifts

Bequests that name Barstow College Foundation enable you and your family to leave a lasting legacy on the Barstow Community College campus.  If you let us know what you are intending to do, we can help to make sure that your gift is structured properly to accomplish what you have intended. We can also provide you with contact information for an outside advisor that can guide you through which type of Legacy Gift may best meet your financial, tax and estate planning goals.

The following are ways you can provide a Legacy Gift:

Wills or Trusts that name a dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Barstow College Foundation using  the following language:

Life Insurance or Retirement Funds in which you name Barstow College Foundation as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary.

Charitable Gift Annuities allow you to make a legacy gift to Barstow College Foundation while still enjoying an income stream and tax benefits.

Charitable Remainder Trusts can also be set up with significant tax advantages and an income stream.

For help deciding which avenue of legacy giving may meet your goals, check out our Legacy Giving resources:

Giving at Any Age

Legacy Giving Comparison

Depending on your financial and giving objectives, the Foundation and our advisors can help you choose the best option to meet your goals.  Please contact our Executive Director at (760)252-6709 or BCF@barstow.edu with questions or to discuss legacy giving opportunities.

Support Foundation Events

Each year, the Foundation hosts numerous fundraising events to help us achieve our goals. Our donors can support the our efforts through participation and giving through these events.  Visit our Foundation Events page to learn about upcoming opportunities for you to have fun while also impacting student lives!