Tulsa Community College Foundation believes in the mission and vision of TCC. Because of your generosity, Believe in TCC helps fund TCC Foundation projects that are vital to the success of the College’s students, faculty and staff. State and local funding cannot sustain all of the needs of our College. Your giving provides the additional funds needed to accomplish important programs and development. You play an important role in funding projects such as needs for Fuel Pantry, travel expenses for students and employees to conferences and internships, scholarships for students returning to school and students with disabilities, programs that support parents who are students, and cultural projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thank you, TCC employees, for supporting the accomplishments of our students and colleagues.
The 2021 Believe in TCC Campaign encourages you to “Spring for Believe”. The past year has presented so many challenges. We have the opportunity this spring to celebrate the accomplishments of TCC students and their future at TCC and in the community. Help our students as the continue their educational journey and complete their degrees.
Spring for our Future. Believe in TCC.
Your gift to the Believe in TCC Campaign will help fund academic and student programs, such as:
Textbook vouchers for prospective students
College Achievement Summits, supporting college readiness for underrepresented students in the Tulsa area
Scholarships for adults who face financial and personal barriers to finishing their college degree
Health science internships and clinical rotations
The Criminal Justice Institute, providing certification for the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training
Fuel Pantry Needs
The Tulsa Review, an online literary arts journal that serves students interested in creative publication
Funding for cultural projects that promote diversity, equity and inclusion
Wellness education presented to students, led by and organized by student leaders
Employee Giving Participation Goal
Employee Giving Fundraising Goal
What is the Believe in TCC Campaign?
The Believe in TCC campaign is an annual employee giving campaign that raises funds for TCC Foundation’s projects. TCC relies on a combination of private funding from both employees and external donors to fund the various projects and programs proposed by TCC employees. These projects impact enrichment, academic and financial needs of students and employees.
How are these funds used?
Funds raised through the Believe in TCC Campaign contribute to projects that enhance various needs of students, faculty and staff throughout TCC. Please see the list of Foundation Funded projects impacted by The Believe Campaign on Your Believe Dollars at Work Report.
Can I designate where I want my Believe in TCC donation to go?
On the pledge form, you can apply your donation toward any of the following areas of need:
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
- Allied Health
- Student Scholarships
- Student Wellness
- Area of Greatest Need
Why does TCC’s Foundation need to raise funds?
State and local funding allocated to TCC is not always enough to support our strategic goals. With private funding, such as your contributions from the Believe in TCC Campaign, the TCC Foundation is able to support important initiatives that will further enhance the experience and achievements of TCC students and employees.
I already give a lot of time and effort to TCC, why should I donate money on top of that?
We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to TCC. State and local funding allocated to TCC is not always enough to support our projects through TCC. We use the funds for important projects proposed by your colleagues. With your support and funding from external private donors, the TCC Foundation is able to fund the majority of projects that you propose. Your gifts to TCC show non-college donors that you Believe in what we do at TCC and support the College’s work with your own charitable giving. Every gift counts. Thank you for Believing in TCC!
How much should I give?
You can impact student or colleague with a gift of any size. Please make a gift that is meaningful to you. Consider breaking down your donation through payroll deduction. Here are some examples of what your dollars can do:
$40 can fund five students at the Student Achievement Summit, supporting and improving college readiness for underrepresented students.
$60 can sponsor an at-risk Nursing student to attend an all-day support workshop.
$150 can support funding for the Tulsa Review, an online literary arts journal that serves students interested in creative publication.
$250 can underwrite a scholarship for a high-performing honors student.
$450 can pay for a guest poet for the Poetry Reading Series.
$500 can award a TCC employee a scholarship to further their education.
$750 can pay for a Diagnostic Medical Sonography student’s overnight expenses during required clinical rotations.
How do I make a donation?
You can make your pledge and/or donation online, by clicking the box that says “Donate to Believe.” Credit cards are accepted. You can also complete a Believe Donation Pledge Card and return it to the TCC Foundation. You can make a one-time gift and enclose a check with your pledge card or you can arrange for payroll deduction. Deductions will begin July 1, 2020 and will run through June 30, 2021.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, gifts made to the Tulsa Community College Foundation are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for your donation.
When is TCC’s Fiscal Year?
Tulsa Community College’s fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.
Who can I contact with questions about making a gift?
If you have questions about making a gift to the Believe in TCC Campaign, please contact Megan Korn, Development Officer for the TCC Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 595-7846.
Foundation Funds at Work
Your Believe donations contribute to funding our annual Foundation funded projects.
FY2020-21 Foundation Funded Projects $82,000
Admissions Office Book Vouchers – Twenty $500 book vouchers for high school counselors and prospective students
Center for Creativity Reception Funding – Funding for annual events, i.e. First Friday, High School Open House lunches and guest artist receptions
Class for Zoom – Software providing a digital platform for deep teaching and learning tools, proctored exams and increase student engagement
College Staff Council Scholarships – Four $500 employee scholarships awarded each semester to help employees further their education
College Achievement Summits – Recruiting conferences for underrepresented populations, Native American, Hispanic and African American
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Scholarship – Funding for travel expenses during required clinical rotations
Disability Resources Pamela McGowan Student Scholarships – Offers scholarships to students with disabilities
Fuel Pantry – Funding for Grocery Bags and Shelving
TCC Remembers: Legacy of Greenwood and Our Shared Racial Healing - Funds commemoration project for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Hispanic Student Association Scholarships
Honors Awards – Honors talentships awarded to top students at their annual awards ceremony
Hotspots at Home - Funds data plans and maintenance for hot spots loaned to students who do not have access to the internet at home.
Integration Bee – Provides team and individual prizes for winners of a calculus integration math competition
Louder Than a Bomb: University – A poetry contest available to all college students & members of community ages 18-25
NASA Internships – Matches funding for a student to do a 10-week internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Internships – Lab materials for three TCC student interns and small sponsorship for presentation seminar
Peer Health Education Scholarship - Award five students to be peer health educators who educate fellow students on wellness topics
Poetry Reading Series
Religious State of the 918 - Matches funds with Oklahoma Humanities for a religious diversity project through the honors department
Students Who Are Parents – Helps fund programming for Student Group, “Students Who Are Parents”
TRIO EOC Referral Incentive Program
Tulsa Review: TCC Online Literary Magazine – Provides prize money for TCC student winners of a writing contest. The online magazine posts the winning submissions and markets the TCC Liberal Arts programs to aspiring local writers.
TCC Faculty Association Scholarships - Awards scholarships to students recommended by faculty with GPA of 3.5 or higher
Talentships – Music – Stipends given to 20-30 music students based on their academic ability and playing level
Talentships – Theatre
TRiO Achievement Awards – Four $500 scholarships to emphasize the students' achievements and motivate other students
TRiO Education Opportunity Center (EOC) New Beginnings Award Ceremony – Five $500 "New Beginning" scholarships for TRiO EOC student
Believe in TCC Lip Sync Battle
Thank you for supporting the Believe Lip Sync Battle on April 20. You helped us raise more than $500 to support the Believe in TCC Campaign.
Believe in TCC Silent Auction
Thank you for bidding for Believe in the TCC Online Silent Auction. Your bids helped us raise more than $3,600. We appreciate your support.
Believe in TCC Trivia
Thank you to all who competed in the Believe in TCC Trivia Competition. Congrats to the team, “Bed, Bath and Beyonce”, for winning first place.