Opportunities for Support
The BRCC Annual Fund supports projects and programs of the highest priority to Blue Ridge Community College. As you know, Blue Ridge receives state and local funds to assist with operating costs, but those funds are scarce, and private support is critical in maintaining our margin of excellence. The Annual Fund is the foundation upon which this crucial private support is built. Investments in the BRCC Annual Fund help to improve the quality of the educational environment for students, faculty, staff and the entire community. BRCC's fiscal year ends June 30th. Please make checks payable to the BRCC Educational Foundation.
Endowment funds are never eroded. Every dollar given to endowment remains permanently invested, allowing future needs to be met exclusively from the funds' investment earnings. You may make a gift to benefit any currently established BRCC Educational Foundation endowment. In addition, for a gift of $25,000, you may establish an endowment to benefit a College program of your own choosing.
The BRCC Educational Foundation hosts a number of special events each year, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend and show their support for Blue Ridge Community College. These friend-building events help to increase and improve awareness of the Educational Foundation and College activities.
The BRCC Educational Foundation recognizes all donors for their support of education. Donors will receive 2013 giving credit for checks that are mailed and bear a postmark of December 31, 2013 or earlier. Gifts with postmarks of January 1, 2014 or later will be posted to the donor's 2014 giving record (per IRS rules and regulations).
The Blue Ridge Vision Society recognizes friends who have made commitments to BRCC in their estate plans, and the President's Council recognizes friends with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. All gifts, no matter what the amount, make a meaningful impact on our community.