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Your Gift to Support Education Can Change a Life.

No matter how you choose to give, whether it be through volunteering time as a mentor, making a contribution to support student scholarships, or including the TBCC Foundation as a planned gift in your estate plan, you are helping to sustain the overall health and vibrancy of the Tillamook community by providing for an outstanding education for current and future students.

The Purpose of the TBCC Foundation

The Foundation’s purpose is to engage the entire community and increase the level of philanthropic support for student scholarships and the growth, innovation and overall fiscal strength of Tillamook Bay Community College.

Our Mission

To increase awareness and the level of financial resources available to Tillamook Bay Community College to provide quality education and bridges of opportunity in serving students and the diverse educational needs of the college and community.

Our Values

We value our donors and prospective donors and their confidence that philanthropy is a transformative power and their assurance that their contributions are essential in our student’s success and the academic excellence of Tillamook Bay Community College.

How to make a Donation

We are here to help you make a donation in what ever way works best for you. Whether that means meet with you in person to learn how you would like to support the college or by providing a link on our website to give online.  We are happy to talk with you to see what meets your needs.

You can contact Heidi Luquette, Executive Director or Britta Lawrence, Development Director at foundation@tillamookbaycc.edu or by calling (503) 842-8222.

If you would like to mail a check, please make it out to TBCC Foundation and in the subject line of the check and list the name of the scholarship or program you would like to support or simple put were most needed.  An example is: Mildred Davy Scholarship.

Mail checks to: TBCC Foundation 4301 Third Street Tillamook, OR 97141.

If you would like to make a gift using your credit card you can click the button below to make a gift through the PayPal website. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service. Click on the selection for credit card. On the second screen it asks if you would like to make your gift specific. If you would like to direct your gift to a scholarship or a program, please type it into the box so we know how to direct your gift.

 

If you would like to make a gift in a different way such as through a transfer of appreciated stock, we are happy to help facilitate that with you. TBCC Foundation has an account with Edward R. Jones in Tillamook to process stock transactions. For more information about transferring stock can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the TBCC Foundation a 501c3 non-profit? Yes, our tax ID number is 93-1232961

What is an endowment? An Endowed gift is a contribution given with charitable intent to the Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation to provide perpetual income from earnings on the gift to support students and programs at the College. The principal is never spent.  Endowments are invested and managed by the Foundation to maintain the purchasing power of the gift. The purpose for the endowment must be consistent with the educational philosophy and mission of the College and the TBCC Foundation. Endowments may be used for a variety of donor specified purposes such as scholarships, funds for excellence, child care grants, endowed chairs, or program grants.  Besides the act of giving, endowments may be provided for a variety of reasons including paying tribute to a loved one, honoring a special occasion, or supporting a special program or interest. A 1% fee on the full market value of the endowment will be assessed each year at distribution.  Endowments established prior to July 2017 will not be assessed the annual fee.

What is an Annual Named Scholarship? An annual named scholarship or program fund may be established in the name of a person, organization or program with a minimum donation of $1,000. The funds may be one-time, or renewed annually. Criteria for awarding the scholarship or program funds will be determined by mutual agreement of the donor and the Executive Director and require board approval. In order for the funds to provide maximum benefit, donors will be encouraged to establish scholarship criteria in broad terms.  In no circumstances may the donor designate a specific individual to receive the funds.

Can I make a donation with my credit card? Yes! You can make a donation using your credit card. You can make it online through our website to benefit the TBCC general scholarship endowment fund or you can contact us at 503-842-8222 ext. 1025.

Do you accept gifts of stock? Yes! Gifts of stock are a great way to make a donation to the TBCC Foundation. We have an account with Edward R. Jones in Tillamook to process stock transactions. If you are interested in transferring stock, please contact us for further information at 503-842-8222 ext. 1025 or heidiluquette@tillamookbaycc.edu. The Foundation will convert gifts of stocks, bonds, or other marketable securities to cash in a timely manner unless the Board determines that they should be retained as part of the Foundation’s portfolio. The proceeds will be deposited in the Foundation’s unrestricted account or the account designated by the donor.

Donated securities will be recorded at their fair market value on the date of the gift.  Any gain or loss resulting from the sale of securities or other assets, as well as the commissions, brokerage fees and other costs of the sale, shall be the responsibility of the Foundation fund benefiting from the contributed assets.

Do you charge an administrative fee? A fee of 5% is charged on all gifts at the time of the donation with the exception of annual named scholarships. All other gifts are charged the administrative fee including restricted and unrestricted gifts, endowed scholarship funds, or an endowed program fund. The administrative fee on gifts provides the Foundation with resources to ensure our accountability to donors. This accountability includes a commitment to provide timely gift receipts, accurate records and accounting of funds, an annual independent review or audit of our financial statements and processes, and efficient disbursement of gift funds to students and programs at the College. In order to assure budgetary and financial stability, the Foundation Finance committee reviews the gift fee on a regular basis to determine if adjustments are needed. In addition to the gift fee, a 1% fee on the full market value of endowment funds will be assessed each year at distribution. Endowments established prior to July 2017 will not be assessed the annual fee.

TBCC Student Scholarship Recipient

“I want to be able to have a better job; I don’t want to be a minimum wage employee all my life. I want to give my family a better life, especially for my kids.”

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POSTPONED - April 25, 2020 Fundraising Event

We are so disappointed to postpone this fundraiser to support the Career-to-Career Scholarship. We will keep you posted to when we have a new plan in place that includes social distancing and the safety needed for us to all be together and have fun.

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TBCC Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The TBCC Foundation has over 45 scholarship opportunities for students with nearly $75,000 to award to help pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, educational supplies and in some cases childcare, transportation, and living expenses. All students who are planning to attend TBCC are eligible to apply.

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Make an Online Gift

You can make a gift online to support students at TBCC using your credit card. Click the donate now button to make a gift through the PayPal website. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service. Click on the selection for credit card. On the second screen it asks if you would like to make your gift specific. If you would like to direct your gift to a scholarship or a program, please type it into the box so we know how to direct your gift. If you leave it blank, we will direct your gift to where most needed. Thank you so much for your support!

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