All gifts to OCC are tax-deductible. You may choose to support one or more programs with a single gift or make multiple payments.
You can help the Foundation by leaving a bequest through wills, insurance policies, a charitable gift annuity, IRAs, 401ks, cars and stocks. A gift by bequest can be simple and incorporated into a will. The OCC Foundation recommends you share the suggested bequest language with your professional advisor. The Foundation would be happy to work with you to set up a bequest.
These are gifts made on a regular basis, form the backbone of all private support for the College and may be designated for specific programs or services.
Tributes and Memorials
Honoring a loved one, friend, colleague, company or organization by making a gift to OCC Foundation is meaningful to the honoree as well as our students.
You can also honor a loved one by purchasing a brick that will be displayed at our CREST (Combined Regional Emergency Services Training) site located at our Auburn Hills Campus.
Endowing a fund provides perpetual, lasting support for scholarships, books, academic program, buildings and equipment. Contact us for information about how you can build an endowment fund.
Your gift could be doubled or tripled if your employer supports your philanthropy.
With a gift of $1,000 or more, you can create a named one-year scholarship, establish selection criteria and determine what it will pay for (such as tuition and books).
For $10,000 or more, you can set up an endowed scholarship that will continue in perpetuity. These awards will be made each academic year based on the investment income earned in the previous calendar year.
STUDENT SUCCESS FUND
The Student Success Fund* provides immediate financial assistance to help currently enrolled students, attending one of the five OCC campuses, through emergency situations which are impeding their ability to continue their education. Emergency situations involve circumstances which are beyond the student's control, such as an accident, loss of income, illness, or unanticipated educational expenses. Students must have exhausted all other sources of funding before applying for this program.
Funds are primarily used for the following emergency financial needs, but are flexible enough to cover other situations:
- Food, rent or utilities
- Emergency transportation and vehicle repair
- Child care expensesMedical/dental expenses
- Educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books
*This is the college-wide version of the Share to Care Initiative at the Royal Oak Campus.