The Terra College Foundation is dedicated to supporting the students and the educational
programs of Terra State Community College through the following fundraising programs.
Gifts are given for many reasons, including memorials, instructional program projects,
scholarships, endowment building, bequests and other planned gifts, naming opportunities
(recognition), and legacy society (recognition).
Types of gifts
The Foundation manages 115 endowments and scholarship funds. Each year the Foundation
provides in excess of $80,000 for student scholarships, faculty professional development,
purchases for academic equipment, and student loans.
Endowed Scholarships (Endowed at $10,000 or higher) - Endowed Scholarships and their
sponsors are listed in the annual report and in the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony
program. Scholarships are honored on the donor recognition wall*. Sponsors are also
recognized according to their annual and lifetime giving levels.
Cum Laude Scholarships (Funded annually and provide $10,000 or more in funding in
a given year.) - Cum Laude Scholarships and their sponsors are listed in the annual
report and in the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony program. Scholarships are honored
on the donor recognition wall*. Sponsors are also recognized according to their annual
and lifetime giving levels.
Annual Scholarships (Funded annually and provide up to $9,999 in funding in a given
year.) - Annual Scholarships and their sponsors are honored in the annual report and
in the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony program. Sponsors are also recognized according
to their annual and lifetime giving levels.
Funds can be named in honor of or in memory of an individual, a couple or a family.
The name of the funds is based upon donor wishes and purpose. Public recognition could
range from the name of the fund to naming a room or a building based upon family wishes
and cumulative giving amounts.
Terra State Community College’s Annual Giving Campaign is one component of a comprehensive
fundraising effort under way through the Terra College Foundation that also includes
corporate and foundation giving, scholarship and major gifts, cultivation and donor
stewardship, campus events, grants, and alumni relations.
Annual Giving is the backbone of fundraising, and provides support for current needs.
All money raised through these initiatives is used during the same year it is received.
Yearly contributions to the Terra College Foundation help sustain the vitality of
Terra State Community College and the communities we serve. Every donation contributes
to making higher education achievable for students of all ages. Gifts to the Annual
Fund have an impact on every student’s educational experience and by extension to
our region. Through support at all giving levels, donors express their confidence
in the mission and vision of Terra State Community College.
The influence of your gift to Terra State Community College is seen in more than just
dollars. Gifts become textbooks for students, innovative technology for teaching,
professional development for faculty and staff, and an opportunity for students to
participate in learning activities outside of the classroom. It helps prepare our
students to meet the critical workforce needs of our region today and in the years
ahead, making the future brighter for themselves, their families, and our region.
Based on total gifts given in a single calendar year.
1968 Society - $25,000+
The 1968 Society is the highest recognition level of Terra State Community College
friends and supporters who invest in the College on an annual basis. Members of this
group significantly help advance the mission and impact of the College.
Founder’s Council - $10,000 - $24,999
Trustee’s Council – $5,000 - $9,999
President’s Council – $2,500 – $4,999
Leadership Council – $1,000 – $2,499
Dean’s Council – $500 – $999
Scholar’s Council – $100 – $499
Student Council – up to $99
Memorial Gifts – gifts of any amount to remember a loved one or friend.
Tribute Gifts – gifts of any amount to honor an important person in your life or community.
These generous contributions make a significant difference to the College and the
students. A major gift starts at $15,000 and can be restricted or unrestricted depending
on the wishes of the donor.
Comprehensive Campaign Giving
Comprehensive campaigns target funds for bricks and mortar within a specific time
period. Naming opportunities are often times available with comprehensive campaigns.
Planned Giving - The Roy W. Klay Society
Named for founding President Roy W. Klay, a person whose vision and persistence led
to the creation of today’s Terra State Community College. Roy W. Klay Society members’
gifts ensure the ongoing health and advancement of the College and impact the quality
of life our communities enjoy for generations to come. These estate plans make provisions
for the Terra College Foundation. A variety of planned giving vehicles exist, which
maximize a donor’s wishes and financial needs, and which oftentimes include:
Bequests and Wills
Income Generating Gifts
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Gifts of Life Insurance
Gifts of Real Estate and Personal Property
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Honored in the annual report and on the donor recognition wall*.
Other ways to Support Terra State
Program Endowments (Endowed at $50,000 or higher.) Program endowments allow donors to provide for areas meaningful to them in perpetuity.
Program endowment sponsors are recognized in the annual report and on the donor recognition
wall*. Endowment sponsors are also recognized according to their annual and lifetime
Naming Opportunities All naming gifts are recognized with personalized naming signage by the named space,
and the foundation holds a dedication ceremony to publicly honor the donors. Naming
donors are also recognized according to their annual and lifetime giving levels.
Event Sponsors Terra College Foundation events are activities with greater meaning. Event sponsors
receive recognition according to the levels of sponsorship for each particular event.
Sponsorship recognition typically includes complimentary tickets to the event, announcements
at the event, a logo presence on the website, and recognition in event-related marketing
materials. Event sponsors are recognized in the Terra College Foundation annual report
and according to their annual and lifetime giving levels.
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) allows shoppers to enjoy the same wide selection of
products, low prices and convenient shopping features on amazon.com. The difference
is when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the
purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice. To participate, sign
up for AmazonSmile from your amazon.com account and select the Terra College Foundation
as your beneficiary. Then, simply shop through smile.amazon.com.
Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards allows customers to designate a beneficiary to receive contributions
when they use the Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card. To sign up, sign into your card online
and create an account through the Kroger Community Rewards tab, selecting the Terra
College Foundation as your beneficiary. Customers can also register at their local
The Terra College Foundation Legacy Society honors the generous lifetime cumulative
giving of our donors beginning at the $10,000 level. Donors are recognized annually
in Terra College Foundation publications, online, and on the Donor Recognition Wall.
Diamond: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Ruby: $500,000 - $999,999
Platinum: $250,000 to $499,999
Gold: $100,000 to $249,000
Silver: $50,000 to $99,999
Bronze: $25,000 to $49,999
Benefactor: $10,000 to $24,999
The Terra College Foundation provided $173,196 toward equipment to Terra State and
$80,000 in total scholarships last year.