The need for support is greater than ever. Student fees and the cost of books and supplies continue to rise. If you are interested in making a donation to help students achieve their educational goals, there are many ways you can help.
Donors can designate cash gifts for a particular fund, scholarship, or program; or, they can offer unrestricted gifts to support the areas of greatest need as determined by the College. Contributors may also make a gift of negotiable securities, including stocks and bonds.
Bequests, trust funds and other estate-related tools are good ways for some people to support the college. A planned gift to the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation might provide tangible benefits to you or your estate and allow you to make a significant contribution to the College.
In addition to participation in the Foundation's charitable gift annuity program, there are many ways of establishing gift annuities that will give you maximum security during your lifetime. A professional financial planner should advise you about these opportunities.
All new scholarships at Cerro Coso Community College are accepted through the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation. The College Development Director assists Donors in developing a scholarship which fulfills their goals and expectations.
In order to be perpetual, scholarships at the College require a minimum of Five Thousand Dollars, $5000, which may be accumulated over a two (2) year period (or longer with prior approval) from the date of the establishment of the scholarship. Perpetual scholarships award only a portion of the income from the endowment as determined by the Donor and/or the College.
If you are interested in establishing a perpetual scholarship contact:Natalie Dorrell
The Foundation is excited to announce a new scholarship initiative called the Cerro Coso Promise. The Promise will effectively reduce financial barriers to allow students to focus on completing their educational goals in an affordable and timely manner. This merit-based scholarship is unique in its support for students regardless of their financial situation. It is intended to support hard-working, dedicated students whom deserve an education regardless of financial or personal status.
In order to sustain this initiative for future Cerro Coso students, we need community and donor support! Please consider designating a gift specifically to the Cerro Coso Promise Fund.
Learn more about the Promise scholarship here: Cerro Coso Promise
We invite you to learn more about the Cerro Coso College College Annual Fund by reviewing some of the most frequently asked questions of staff and volunteers:
The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization. All gifts to the foundation qualify for the maximum allowable deduction under the law. Donors should consult their tax counsel to determine the tax deductibility of any gift as it relates to their personal situation.