Give Back to your Alma Mater and to Saddleback College Students!
The Saddleback College Foundation invites you to invest in the future of Saddleback College students and the surrounding community with your tax-deductible contribution.
Your donation will directly impact students who will go on to be productive members of the community.
The Alumni Association in partnership with the Saddleback College Foundation offers many ways to donate to students, an event or program. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to further discuss the details of your gift.
What are the different ways I can give to Saddleback College?
Scholarships: Provide a gift of education through the Saddleback College Scholarship Program.
Gifts of cash: Cash gifts may be made by currency, check, money order, or credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Make a gift now.
Gifts of personal property: We welcome gifts of items which may be used by the college (computers, office equipment, books, instruments, automobiles, etc.) Gifts must be approved by the Foundation and District as appropriate.
Gifts of real estate: Gifts of real estate have the following benefits to the donor:
- no taxation on the appreciation of real property;
- an income tax deduction of 100% of the fair market value of property as of the gift date;
- a reduction of your taxable estate by the value of the gift less any income tax savings retained or reinvested.
Gifts of stock: Gifts of marketable securities or stock listed on an exchange can be donated. There is no taxation on the gain of appreciated stock given directly to the Saddleback College Foundation. The fair market value on the date of the stock gift is tax deductible for income tax purposes.
Planned gifts: A bequest through a will or trust is the most common form of a planned gift. A bequest allows you to make a substantial contribution to support Saddleback College without diminishing the assets available to you during your lifetime. Estate tax savings is also an important benefit since a bequest is a tax deductible for federal estate tax purposes.
Gift Annuities: Make a gift, increase your income and slice your tax bill all in one transaction.
Corporate matching funds: Many companies have matching gift programs and will match the employee's charitable contribution. Check with your employer to learn if this program is available to maximize your donation.
United Way payroll deduction: If your employer participates in a United Way campaign, you can direct your pledges by designating the Saddleback College Foundation. Your contribution will be used to fund scholarships, projects and equipment.
To discuss your interest in making a gift, contact the Saddleback College Foundation (949) 582-4479 or email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I allocate my gift?
Gifts can be Unrestricted or Restricted.
- Unrestricted Gifts will be used by the college in the area of greatest need.
- Restricted Gifts can be targeted to a particular program or purpose.
Can I endow my gift?
A gift can be used to establish an endowment fund that is maintained in perpetuity. The interest on the principal is available each year to fund needed programs, projects, or equipment.
Thank you for your support!