Ways to Support Golden West College

Whether you are looking to make a gift now or planning for future giving through bequests in your will, IRA or retirement accounts, charitable annuities or trusts, the Foundation Office at Golden West College can help.

The Golden West College Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Tax I.D.# 33-0073702.

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Gifts of Cash
Gifts of Cash (cash, checks or credit card) are always welcome and can be designated by the Donor as to their use or can be left up to the College to use them where most needed. These gifts can be of an endowed, temporarily restricted or unrestricted nature.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate provide you with an immediate tax deduction and capital gains tax savings. Real estate donations can be made immediately or through your will or living trust. Donors can also make a tax-deductible current gift of their home while continuing to live in and enjoy it for their lifetimes with a gift of retained life interest.

Gifts of Personal Property
Almost any form of property, such as works of art, antiques and other personal items can be a suitable charitable gift.

Gifts of Intellectual Property
Gifts of intellectual property such as copyrights, patents, royalties, licenses, and technical data are welcome. The tax and legal provisions that govern these gifts vary according to the type of property.

Gifts of Stocks or Bonds
For information on how to make a gift to the Golden West College Foundation through transfer of stocks or bonds, please download and print the GWC Foundation Stock Transfer (DTC) Instruction form. The taxable benefits of gifting appreciated securities may be substantial.

Gifts by Wills or Living Trusts
Gifts made by will or through a revocable living trust may result in estate tax savings and can be established to enhance an endowed fund that will honor the donor or loved one in perpetuity, establish a named or memorial fund, designate an area of the College you wish to support, or leave it up to the College to use the gift where it is most needed.

Gifts of Life Income
There are many types of planned gifts for those interested in making significant gifts while enjoying increased income and an immediate charitable deduction. This type of gift includes Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, and Charitable Gift Annuities. Other deferred gifts include Life Insurance and Retirement Plans.

Charitable Lead Trusts
A Charitable Lead Trust can provide immediate cash gifts from the trust income to the college for a stated period of years. After that time, the appreciated assets return to you, or transfer tax-free to your heirs.

Matching Gifts
Many employers participate in a matching gift programs that can double, triple or quadruple your gift to GWC. Donors receive full credit for their matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Just ask your company’s personnel office for a matching gift form, fill it out and send it in with your contribution. We’ll take it from there.

Other Types of Gifts Not Listed
There are many additional ways to support GWC. If you have questions about giving personal property, appreciated securities, gifts in kinds, or by any other means, please contact the GWC Foundation.

For more information about any of the “Ways to Support GWC” please contact the Golden West College Foundation at (714) 895-8315 or email bberman@gwc.cccd.edu.


Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: 714-895-8316
Email: GWCFoundation@gwc.cccd.edu