Planned giving enables a donor to arrange charitable contributions in a manner that maximizes his or her personal objectives while minimizing tax costs. In particular, it can reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes. Charitable giving can be a part of prudent estate planning, involving a number of tools that result in a larger inheritance for heirs.
An estate planner can recommend planned gifts to the MCCC Foundation, which welcomes charitable trusts; outright gifts of securities, real estate and tangible personal property (jewelry, paintings, etc.); and bequests.
On behalf of Mercer County Community College, the MCCC Foundation offers a variety of giving opportunities in support of facilities, scholarships/grants, specific department/division projects, and unrestricted resources to foster growth and excellence.
Suggestions: The examples that follow are intended to encourage discussion, not to replace the recommendations and advice of your own professional counsel. The MCCC Foundation urges consultation with financial and legal advisors. Click on any suggestion to view details:
Gifts of Cash
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Mutual Fund Shares
Closely Held or Restricted Securities
Gifts of Real Estate / Personal Property
Life Income Gifts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Your gifts sustain a tradition of generosity from one MCCC generation to the next. Please
contact the Development, Grants & Alumni Office to discuss your interests.
All contributions should be made
payable to or deliverable to:
P.O. Box 17202
1200 Old Trenton Road
Trenton, NJ 08690
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Contributions made for a specific purpose are placed in restricted fund accounts and used only for that purpose.
Minimum amounts of $100 are required to establish and award a designated scholarship in any academic year. In the
case where funds are donated and the amount exceeds the desired purpose for any given year, the remaining funds
earn interest. Designated scholarships are many times created to honor someone, memorialize a special person, or
provide support for students preparing for a certain career.
Contributions made to the MCCC Foundation for general, unspecified purposes are classified as unrestricted giving.
These gifts are used to address important needs of the college, its programs and its students. Unrestricted
donations for scholarships become part of the General Scholarship Fund which provides awards to students based
on financial need. Priority areas for awarding General Scholarships are identified each year by the MCCC Financial
Aid Office and are adopted each year through voting action by the MCCC Foundation. All General Fund Scholarships
are awarded in the academic year the donation is received.