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Donations to the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. may be made in a variety of ways. A donation can be made at any time and may qualify as a charitable contribution for federal and state income tax purposes, as well as on estate tax returns. The Foundation recommends that you consult with an attorney or accountant for the legal and tax implications of any gift you make. 

Giving a gift is easy! Donate online, or if you wish to mail your donation, just print and fill out one of the gift forms below.

Thank you for your contribution! 

Cash Gifts

Gifts of cash are the most popular way to contribute to the FVTC Foundation, Inc. A cash gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law for the year in which it is given. Cash gifts have an immediate impact on FVTC students and programs. Cash gifts can be made by check or credit card; donate online or just fill out the Gift Form and mail to the address listed on the form.


Pledges are gift commitments typically lasting over a three- to five-year period. By carefully planning a multiyear pledge, you can make a gift that is many times larger than any single-year commitment. The pledge installment payment schedule is structured based on your preferences. To make a pledge to the FVTC Foundation, Inc., please complete the Gift Form and mail to the address listed on the form.

Gifts of Securities

Gifting securities to the FVTC Foundation, Inc. enables donors to make a substantial contribution while providing an opportunity to avoid capital gains. Please contact Michelle Leiteritz, Accounting Manager, at 920-735-5603 for transfer instructions. It is recommended that donors consult with a tax advisor if interested in making such a donation.

Planned Gifts

Planning a deferred gift to the Foundation is a practical way for you to reach your charitable goals while at the same time achieve significant tax savings. A deferred gift is one that is made currently, but received by the Foundation at a future date. Planned giving is often done in conjunction with estate planning and is a viable option for donors of all income levels.

Examples of popular planned giving tools include:

  • Bequests

  • Charitable gift annuities

  • Charitable remainder trusts

  • Gifts of life insurance

  • Gifts of retirement plan assets

Learn More About Planned Giving

In-Kind Donations

Donated equipment and services provide vital support to teaching, learning and research in every training program at FVTC. Employers and FVTC have a mutual interest in familiarizing students with industry-standard technology. In-kind giving makes that possible and allows us to remain relevant as a technical college. In-kind donations also offer tax benefits to donors. For more information on how you can make a difference through an in-kind gift, please call 920-735-5603. FVTC reserves the right to approve all in-kind gifts before they are accepted.

In-Kind Gift Form (PDF)


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations. Your company may match, double or even triple your gift. For more information, please contact your human resources office or our Foundation office to see if your company has a matching gifts program.


Gift Forms

If you prefer to mail your donation, please print and fill out one of the gift forms below and send to the address listed.

Thank you for your contribution!

Gift Form (PDF)
In-Kind Gift Form (PDF)

Planned Giving

Planning a deferred gift to the Foundation is a practical way for you to reach your charitable goals while at the same time achieve significant tax savings.

Learn More About Planned Giving

Giving Options

Once you’ve decided to make a donation, there are a number of areas your gift can support. Choose the one that’s right for you:

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts allow FVTC to allocate contributions to the area of greatest need at the time the gift is given. Unrestricted gifts are truly valuable to the Foundation because they provide the flexibility needed to support all aspects of the Foundation's mission.

Restricted Gifts

Restricted gifts are gifts that are designated for a specific purpose at the time the gift is given. Restricted gifts benefit specific initiatives or projects of your choice. Funds may be designated to purchase needed equipment or supplies, fund curriculum needs, fund program expansion, or to fund scholarships for students to realize their educational dreams.


Scholarships are one of our main initiatives. The FVTC Foundation, Inc. operates two scholarship cycles each year in December and May to award scholarships for all areas of programming. One application is completed by a student and their qualifications are measured against every award for eligibility. If you would like to join those already impacting the lives of our students, please contact Julie Coenen, Scholarship & Community Relations Manager at 920-735-2478.

Major Gifts

Major gifts are a specific way for individuals, organizations, corporations, or foundations to contribute to the college in a very meaningful way. Major gifts, generally over $10,000, make an immediate impact on the delivery of a special project or need at the college. Major gifts also fuel important community needs and initiatives involving Fox Valley Technical College.

Capital Projects

As the campus and needs of FVTC grow, the FVTC Foundation, Inc. plays an important role in partnering private-funding of campus projects. Naming rights may be available for specific projects. For information on capital project needs, please contact the Foundation Office.


Endowments are an excellent tool that allows a donor to make a gift in perpetuity. With a minimum investment of $15,000 (can be pledged over multiple years), a donor can establish a named endowment to benefit a specific category of students or a field of study that has been chosen by the donor. Disbursements from an endowed fund are made according to the Foundation's annual spending policy and begin the year after the $15,000 goal is reached.

Memorial & Honor Gifts

Memorial and honor gifts allow contributors to recognize someone in a special way. Memorial gifts are made in memory of family members, friends, or colleagues who have passed away. Honor gifts can be made during the holidays in honor of a colleague or in honor of a colleague's retirement. When such gifts are made, a special notification is sent to the family or the individual.

Contact the Foundation


1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Room A102 (by Entrance 1)

Email: FVTC Foundation
Phone: 920-735-5608
Fax: 920-735-2582

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