Foundation Planned Giving

INVEST Smart - Gifts For The Future
The CCC Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit  that manages scholarships and donations that benefit Coconino Community College.



Ways to Give

Coconino Community College (CCC) is driven to provide access, retain and help students complete their higher education goals and to serve the citizens of Coconino County by addressing workforce and college transfer initiatives. Private financial support affords all who benefit from the College’s services and programs even greater levels of access and opportunity through innovative new programs; funding for student scholarship awards; technology, equipment and improved facilities; and professional development opportunities for faculty who continue to provide quality instruction in a smaller classroom environment for our learners.

Private investment also represents an important vote of confidence in the work and the potential of the College from our alumni, friends, volunteers, parents, faculty, staff, retirees and current students.

When you make an annual gift to Coconino Community College, your annual support helps CCC today and into the future.

Over 1/3 of full-time CCC employees contribute to student success through payroll deduction contributions.  To enroll, complete the Payroll Deduction Form and return it to the Human Resources Department at CCC.  If you would like to give a one-time donation, you can donate online via the Donate Today button above, or fill out the One-Time Donation Form and submit the form and payment in the Foundation Office.


Planned Giving

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Planned gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some planned gifts provide you with income. Many of them can reduce your taxes. The greatest benefit, however, lies in knowing you are supporting work at Coconino Community College that is important to you and helpful to others.

Help enrich Coconino County through the power of education. By including CCC in your estate plans, know that you are helping create a better trained workforce, including educating nurses, firefighters and paramedics and law enforcement officers that directly benefit our community’s health and safety. Your donation is also helping students pave the way to a bachelor’s degree through university transition programs like CCC2NAU.

Earning an associate’s degree at CCC and then transferring to a four-year university can save the student thousands of dollars, helping to reduce the cost of higher education and increasing the number of bachelor’s degrees for Coconino County residents. 

We’d be happy to discuss your options with you or your adviser. For more information or to schedule a time to meet, please contact us.

Gifts that pay you income
With planning you can receive an immediate income tax deduction, provide yourself or someone else with an annual income and support Coconino Community College in a meaningful way.

Here are some ways that you can give and receive income from your gift: charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, pooled income.  Consult with your financial and tax advisors and ask how these avenues can benefit you and the College. 

Gifts CCC can use today
There are many gifts in addition to cash that CCC can put to work today. These offer tax benefits (such as an income tax deduction) and the opportunity to support current programs, establish or add to an endowment or provide funding for capital improvements.

Outright gifts
You can make an outright gift of real estate, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, a paid up life insurance policy and other property. 

Tangible personal property
The College encourages gifts of tangible personal property, such as artwork, books, manuscripts, coin and stamp collections, boats and airplanes.

Charitable lead trust
A lead trust makes payments to CCC for a designated period of time to support the purpose you choose. When the trust ends, the remaining assets are paid to you or other beneficiaries. A lead trust helps CCC now and can reduce the tax cost of transferring valuable assets to family members.

Gifts for the Future
These deferred gifts ensure that future generations will benefit from your generosity and legacy.

You can include a gift to CCC in your will or trust.

Retained life estates
You can contribute your residence, vacation home or ranch now, while retaining the right to use and occupy the property for life. At your death, CCC will own the property in its entirety.

Life insurance or retirement assets
You can name CCC as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or your retirement account or IRA and direct your future gift to the school, college or program of your choice.

Real estate
Do you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value? You can deduct the fair market value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove the asset from your taxable estate.

Life insurance
You can donate a life insurance policy - or simply name Coconino Community College as a beneficiary. Such a gift may help you make a larger gift than you otherwise could. 

Retirement plan assets
Coordinating retirement planning and charitable giving can be especially beneficial if you’ve accumulated substantial retirement assets and want to reduce income and estate taxes.

If your securities have appreciated, they are excellent assets for charitable gifts. These include shares of stocks, bonds or mutual fund units.

CCC welcomes in-kind gifts (contributions of goods and services) such as equipment, computer hardware and software, books, artifacts and art. While in-kind donations are often received from businesses and corporations, individual donors also contribute many types of in-kind gifts.

Gifts of cash are perhaps the easiest to make. Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts may be funded with cash.



An endowment is a permanent fund supporting a purpose of your choosing. Depending on your individual passion or interest, your endowment, which provides funds in perpetuity, can be focused or wide-ranging. The principal of your gift is invested and grows over time, while annual distributions provide a steady, reliable source of income to the program you choose. This ensures your gift will provide benefits year after year, generation after generation.

You can start an endowment that supports:

  • Scholarships
  • Professional development
  • Programs such as the CCC Nursing Program
  • Unrestricted use


Distributions from endowments transform lives in Coconino County each year - Currently CCC has several endowed scholarships, but endowments can be established in other areas. What’s your passion? 

You can use almost any type of asset - cash, securities, real estate or other property. Bequests and other deferred gifts, including those that provide life income to you or another beneficiary, can also fund endowments.


Named endowments

To create a new endowment with a name of your choosing, CCC has several options, starting at $15,000. Or, you can support an existing endowment with a gift of any size.


*Please see your accountant, financial advisor or attorney about your individual financial situation before deciding on the most appropriate way to give to CCC.

*Please make your check payable to the Coconino Community College Foundation and indicate which fund or program you wish to support, or you can make an online donation.