Ways To Give

     The success of the Victoria College Foundation has been and continues to be the generosity of its donors. The Foundation works to supplement the cost of tuition by garnering scholarship support, seeking grant funds for programs and projects, funding endowments for current and future students, and ensuring funding through planned giving.

     Donors may designate their gifts to a specific scholarship, academic program or for a special request. Gifts designated as "greatest need" empowers the VC Foundation to provide funding where it is needed most, to capitalize on unexpected opportunities or in meeting unforeseen challenges.

Gifts made to the Victoria College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Cash/Check/Credit Card

Donations made by cash or check can be mailed or delivered to:

Victoria College Foundation
2200 East Red River Street
Victoria, TX 77901

Credit card gifts are welcome. Click here to give now. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

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Tradition of Excellence Annual Giving Campaign

This annual appeal enables the Foundation to continue and expand its vision for Victoria College. Gifts to the campaign can be designated for scholarships, endowment funding, for specific VC Centers, a particular program or Victoria College's greatest needs. Gifts made as honorariums or memorials are also welcome.

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Planned Giving/Legacy Gifts

Establishing a legacy gift during life or creating one through a final estate plan, planned giving is a meaningful way to continue support for those organizations/charities that mean the most.  It may also provide tax saving/planning opportunities. Planned giving is a meaningful and enduring means of method of directing assets to the Victoria College Foundation that will provide financial resources and classroom enhancements for generations of students. For more information, contact the VC Foundation office at (361) 582-2419 or by email:  SupportVC@VictoriaCollege.edu.

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Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is an opportunity to assist the Victoria College Foundation with its ongoing mission of supporting Victoria College and its students. Reasons to consider a charitable bequest include:

  • Opportunity to leave a legacy
  • Funds available during lifetime, if needed
  • Continues stewardship

With the help of an advisor, the Victoria College Foundation can be included in a will or trust document. It is advisable to consult with an attorney before making a bequest.

Basic bequest language is included to assist you and your attorney.  Items in parentheses are variable and based on donor's wishes.

Sample Bequest Language:

I leave (dollar amount, percentage of estate or specific real estate) to the Victoria College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization located at 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria, TX 77901, Federal Tax ID #74-1994810 to be used for (specific purpose of funds or for general use).

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Corporate/Matching Gifts

Individuals making a gift to the Victoria College Foundation may be able to enhance their contribution with matching funds by their employer. Some companies also match retirees' gifts. To determine if a company participates, contact its Human Resources department.

Gifts should be sent to:

Victoria College Foundation
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX 77901

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Providing a perpetual source of funding, an endowment is a gift that keeps on giving. Criteria to establish an endowment includes:

  • Minimum gift amount of $15,000.
    (Can be established as a lump sum or in installments)
  • Flexibility to designate to scholarships, program support, faculty/staff development or capital improvements
  • Endowment funds are managed by an outside investment advisor in conjunction with the Victoria College Foundation Board of Directors
  • Plaques with donor names and information are displayed on the Victoria College campus

An annual report of the endowment's performance and the recipient names are provided to the donor each year.

Please view the Endowment Listing for the current Endowments.

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Faculty & Staff Grants

Grants are utilized for ongoing training, initiatives, and programs to ultimately give VC students a top-notch learning experience. Grants are available to Faculty and Staff for a variety of professional development opportunities:

  • Stipends for curriculum-based projects
  • Improving instructional practices, student learning, and retention
  • Enhancing and initiating new instructional programs
  • Reviewing and revising courses to meet changing needs
  • Faculty research projects and professional conferences

For a current listing of recipients, please view the 2018 Spring Faculty and Staff Grant Recipients.

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Honorariums and memorials are opportunities to show tribute to a respected friend, colleague or family member while also providing scholarships and other resources for Victoria College students. Tributes are welcome and can be sent to:

Victoria College Foundation
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX 77901

or by calling (361) 582-2419.

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Scholarships provide financial assistance and help students achieve their academic goals.  Scholarship can be established with criteria requirements such as GPA, financial need, major, county or other preferences.  The Foundation staff will use student scholarship applications to award scholarships within criteria guidelines established by donors.

Donors may fund Victoria College scholarships in several ways

Scholarship Endowment
General Scholarship Support

Please view Scholarships for a current list of scholarships or go to VC Scholarships to apply.

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Capital Projects

Capital gifts leave a lasting impression and ensure campus facilities will serve generations of students. Contributions may be utilized as a perpetual endowment where the gift is invested and earnings are used to finance building projects, purchase equipment or, maintain campus capital improvements. Capital gifts include naming opportunities for facilities, buildings or rooms.

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If you would like more information, please contact the College Advancement Office at (361) 582-2419
or email SupportVC@VictoriaCollege.edu.