Tulsa’s Future Begins with You.
Higher education is more important than ever to secure a career that will provide a sustaining wage for TCC students and their families. The TCC Foundation provides affordable access to quality higher education by supporting TCC students, faculty and staff. Your contribution to TCC’s Annual Campaign provides project resources and scholarships that enhance TCC students’ educational experiences.
Students, like Justice, need your help.
Justice Robinson couldn’t afford to go to college after high school. She moved around for six years, before settling in Tulsa. She lived in her car for a brief time determined not to move back home and give up. Within two weeks, she moved in with her ex-boyfriend's family and shortly after that applied to TCC.
Justice still faced challenges - primarily with her depression. She sought treatment and with cognitive behavior therapy she is doing well. This experience sparked her interest in Neuroscience. Her ultimate plan is to earn a Ph.D. and conduct research in neurobiology, to understand changes in the brain.
Justice is a 2020 Goldwater Scholar, designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
She is currently attending the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill to complete her bachelor’s degree. She picked the university because of its Neuroscience program and because it is part of The Research Triangle.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is your gift to the Annual Campaign used?
Annual Campaign gifts are unrestricted, which means your gift will contribute to College activities, scholarships and special projects of Tulsa Community College. Your donation will be used to support program areas that have the greatest need and are vital in achieving success in TCC’s strategic plan. If you would like to know more about specific projects funded by the TCC Foundation, please feel free to contact the TCC Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-595-7977.
How do I make my gift to the TCC Annual Fund?
We want to make it as convenient as possible for you to give to the TCC Annual Fund.
- Mail: Mail your pledge and/or a check to the TCC Foundation
- Telephone: Please call 918-595-7977
- Matching Gifts: Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or triple your gift
These are just a few ways to give. Learn more about our Ways to Give.
What is the difference between a restricted gift and an unrestricted gift?
An unrestricted gift is a gift that has no restriction on its use. The Tulsa Community College Foundation has the ability to apply unrestricted funds to an area of greatest need. Unrestricted funds allow the TCC Foundation to apply funds where students need them most, including taking advantage of unexpected opportunities and meeting unforeseen challenges. Restricted gifts are designated gifts to specific scholarships, academic programs or other special events and projects.
What does the TCC Foundation do?
The TCC Foundation is a non-profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3) that provides financial support for educational needs of Tulsa Community College. State funding covers only a portion of expenses for vital programs and projects at TCC. The TCC Foundation coordinates fund development activities that support TCC in a variety of projects, including scholarships, faculty development, basic need assistance, and student experiences. The TCC Foundation staff works closely with private donors to ensure that funding improves the educational experience and degree completion of TCC Students.
Can I designate my TCC gift for a special project or purpose?
Yes. If you would like to designate your gift for a specific project, purpose, or scholarship, please contact the TCC Foundation at email@example.com or 918-595-7977. One of our development officers will work with you to ensure that your funds are used per your request.
How do I make my gift in honor or memory of someone?
In order to make a tribute gift to a friend, colleague, mentor or family member, you can designate the gift on our online donation form. Click on the black box with white letters that say, “GIVE NOW”. An online donation form has designation options. Please choose, “In Honor/In Memory”. Once you have completed the form with your personal information and payment, there is a box at the bottom of the form that says “Leave a comment”. Please write to whom you are making the tribute in this box with any other information we need to know regarding the tribute. If you prefer to send a donation in the mail, please include the details of your tribute gift in the envelope along with a check made out to the TCC Foundation. The honoree or family will be notified that you have donated in their honor.
How much should I give?
Gifts of all amounts make a difference for Tulsa Community College students and employees. Gifts to the TCC Foundation are fully tax deductible. We offer recurring monthly giving, making it easy to complete your gift over the course of a year. For donations over $1,000, you become a member of the President’s Society, which offers you special benefits as gratitude of your generosity. Learn more about the President’s Society.
Can I make a pledge of support to the Annual Campaign?
Yes. You can pledge a monthly, quarterly or annual contribution. You can establish your pledge on our online giving form or by contacting our office at 918-595-7977.
What is President’s Society?
When you give a minimum of $1,000 annually to the TCC Foundation, you become a member of President’s Society. As a President’s Society member, you help support important College initiatives and critical needs of TCC students and employees. Your membership comes with benefits and runs from July-June of each year to coincide with the College’s fiscal year. Learn more about the President’s Society.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, gifts to the TCC Foundation are tax deductible. We will send you a donation acknowledgment in the mail shortly after you make your donation.
What is TCC’s fiscal year?
TCC’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
How can I double or even triple my contribution?
Many employers will double and triple your charitable giving. Check with the human resources office at your company to see if it offers matching fund programs.
I’m uncomfortable giving online. Is it safe to give to the Annual Campaign online?
We use an SSL Certificate to protect your online donation and personal information. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
How can I get more information about the TCC Foundation?
Please contact us by phone or email. We would love the opportunity to talk with you about the growth and progress that is happening at TCC. Because of TCC donors like you, the College is helping students break down barriers, excel in their educational experience, complete their degrees and pursue their dreams.