Giving Options

Thank you for supporting Oakland Community College. Every gift matters.

The OCC Foundation helps shape OCC today and tomorrow by providing critical funds used to meet the most pressing needs of the College and our students. Your support helps OCC respond to unexpected needs and ensures the College is guiding students to success that fulfills community needs.

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GIVING GUIDE

You have many ways to give to the OCC Foundation, and many choices for your support.


Sustaining Gifts

Made on an annual, monthly, or more frequent basis.


Tributes and Memorials

Made to celebrate a loved one, friend, colleague, company, or organization at an important moment.


Estate Gifts

Made by naming the OCC Foundation as a beneficiary of a will or trust; insurance policy; bank, investment, or retirement account; or other vehicle. The gift is received on the death of the donor.


Matching Gifts

Made by some employers to multiply the effect of their employees' giving. Requires employee to submit appropriate form.


Giving is Easy!

  • Check made payable to the OCC Foundation.
  • Credit card. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted.
  • Stock transfer through your broker.
  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution through your plan administrator.
  • Online.
  • Payroll deduction for OCC employees through Human Resources.
  • Automatic bill pay through your bank or credit union.
  • Transfer of real estate or real property (aka Gift in Kind).
  • Beneficiary terms through your estate plan.

New Named Funds

Create and name a new expendable or endowed fund, designated to support the part of OCC most important to you.

  • Expendable funds begin at $1,000, and are typically used in the year given. For example, a one-year scholarship at this level roughly covers tuition and books for two classes.
  • Endowed funds begin at $10,000, and are invested in perpetuity. Earnings and asset appreciation provide annual income for scholarships and other goals.

Student Success Fund

The Student Success Fund is the Foundation's rapid response to students in crisis. It provides immediate help for enrolled students facing a financial emergency beyond their control, once all other avenues are exhausted. By sweeping aside the financial barrier, these students can complete their classes and stay on the track to success.


Current Funds

In addition to the Student Success Fund, the Foundation maintains over 100 scholarships and other funds for most every program at OCC. You can add to any of these existing funds at any time.

Unrestricted gifts are used for the emerging needs of the OCC.

Recognition Levels

All gifts to the OCC Foundation receive timely thanks and acknowledgement and a written receipt.

Your gift(s) of $100 or more in the year will also be recognized in the corresponding giving club or society, as will milestone years of giving, cumulative giving, and confirmed intentions to give through your estate, unless you choose to give anonymously.

TAXES: The OCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of federal and state law. Different ways of giving carry different tax-saving opportunities. Consult your financial advisor for details.

Foundation Doner

"I started my scholarship to give back to the community. To whom much is given, much is expected!" - Alicia Paramo-Dionne

Legacy SocietyLegacy Society

Estate gifts and intentions

Loyalty ClubLoyalty Society

Milestone years of giving

Founder's SocietyFounder’s Society

$10,000 or more

Chancellor's ClubChancellor’s Club

$5,000 to $9,999

Dean's ClubDean's Club

$2,500 to $4,999

Platinum CirclePlatinum Circle

$1,000 to $2,499

Gold CircleGold Circle

$500 to $999

Silver CircleSilver Circle

$250 to $499

Century Circle  Century Circle

$100 to $249