Transform an Education with a Planned Gift

When you support Mesa Community College, you help us make a difference. Generosity comes in many forms, and gifts are a meaningful way for you to support important causes in your life.

Many kinds of planned gifts, from a will or an estate plan, to annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, stock gifts or others, can be directed to MCC. Start by learning the best gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that meets your goals.

Learn more about your planned gift options:

Charitable Bequest

You want to leave money to Mesa Community College in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will if life circumstances change. You can do both. This type of donation to MCC in your will or living trust, helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

Beneficiary Designations

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their will or estate. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using IRAs and retirement plans, life insurance policies and commercial annuities.

Endowed Gifts

An endowment gift in support of MCC provides a brighter picture for our future. When you donate to an existing endowment or create a new one you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Endowments are held at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. Endowment donations are also invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at MCC. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Tax-Free IRA Gifts

If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit MCC and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift directed for Mesa Community College. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself. When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

Partner with us

We understand that gifts to charities such as the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation can be an important part of your clients' overall financial and estate plans. That's why we're committed to working with you to ensure that your clients find the charitable arrangements that best meet their needs. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors and our gift planning staff all working together to arrange the best possible gift.

Contact us at (480) 461-7200 or to begin this important discussion.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.