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Harford Community College Foundation Giving

The Harford Community College Foundation exists to support the College's mission and vision.

With a focus on developing educational opportunities to ensure student success, the Foundation provides resources needed to remove financial barriers that prevent students from pursuing their education.

Each year, employees, parents, corporations, and friends provide Harford Community College with much-needed financial assistance to support the success of our students—and it happens in both very small and very large ways. Take a look. You'll be surprised how simple it can be to show your support.

 

What You Can Support

Your support impacts students. Period. Whether it is directly through scholarships, or indirectly through equipment and facilities, the money you donate makes a difference. In the past year the foundation awarded more than $28,000 to students  through the Student Emergency Assistance (SEA) fund. These funds allowed students to continue their studies through the COVID-19 pandemic and still be able to put food on the table, go to work, and provide care for others. YOU made that difference.

Scholarships

Providing scholarships to Harford Community College students is a perfect way to help develop the next generation of community leaders. Donors may start their own scholarship (a minimum yearly donation of $500 by completing a Scholarship Agreement that outlines the type of scholarship, eligibility requirements, and award amount. Donors are then invoiced annually and may deduct their donation to the fullest extent of the law.

Donors may also contribute to an existing scholarship through an our Click and Pledge system where you are able indicate the scholarship you wish to support. To donate by check, download a donation form and mail the completed form with a check to:

Harford Community College Foundation, Inc.
401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

The Harford Owl Fund

The Harford Owl Fund gives the Harford Community College Foundation the means to empower our students to grow, achieve, inspire and contribute. Often we find students who check all of the boxes for admissions, advising and enrollment, but still have one more hurdle to jump before being able to begin their academic journey. That hurdle is a financial one. Your gift to The Harford Owl Fund allows us to remove that obstacle and get these students on a secure pathway to make a positive impact in the world.

Students Emergency Assistance (SEA) Fund

Established by former president Dr. Dennis Golladay, in partnership with the Harford Community College Foundation, this fund provides emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled Harford Community College students who are facing a short-term financial emergency. The goal? To help Harford students remain in school through difficult situations.

Funds are awarded from donations made to the SEA Fund through the Harford Community College Foundation and are made based on fund availability with the maximum award being $500 per student per academic year.

Naming Opportunities

Leave your mark on Harford Community College! An array of possibilities exists for donors interested in naming opportunities at Harford, from labs and classrooms to buildings. Gifts can be made in a single payment or pledged over a five-year period. Current opportunities are available in Aberdeen Hall, Darlington Hall, The APGFCU Arena, and the Susquehanna Center.

Minimum amounts are necessary to name indoor physical facilities.

  • Building: $1,000,000
  • Lobby: $150,000
  • Lecture Hall: $50,000
  • Labs: $25,000-$35,000
  • Classroom: $25,000

Your gift may be designated to support:

Building Enhancements | Learning Enhancements | Program Development | Scholarships | Sustainability Efforts | Unrestricted Fund

Additional Ways to Give

In addition to giving through online donations, employee giving, and planned giving, there are several other options that make a huge impact on our students. Take a look and find what makes sense for you and your family.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon? Whether you are a frequent shopper or just the occasional one, this is an easy, seamless way to support the College at no expense to you. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon.com that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to your choice of charitable organizations. 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, type in Harford Community College Foundation as your charity. AmazonSmile will remember your selection each time you shop and will in turn make a donation a donation. Start today. Pennies turn into dollars and those dollars quickly add up.

Gifts in Kind

The Harford Community College Foundation appreciates all kinds of gifts, big or small. Gifts in kind may include goods, services and/or property.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that a matching gift could double your support to Harford Community College? Many corporations will match an employee's donation to an eligible nonprofit organization, most often dollar for dollar. These gifts are an important source of revenue for the programs, services and scholarships available to Harford students. Many companies also provide grants as a way to recognize their employees who volunteer for a specific organization

Check with your company's human resources department to find out if they match gifts or volunteer hours. If they do, (65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs) simply complete and submit the form to your employer. You will be notified when the Foundation receives a matching gift in your name.

Gifts of Stocks or Securities

Looking for ways to sell securities without facing capital gains tax? You can transfer your appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than one year to the Harford Community College Foundation. The Foundations will then sell the securities and use the proceeds to fund our programs. Donors receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities, you pay no capital gains tax when the stock is sold, and the "cost" of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it!