Each of us has our own reasons for giving to organizations and causes, as do our Stark State College Foundation donors. As we kick off the 2018 faculty and staff annual campaign, we’ll be featuring fellow employees and the amazing reasons they support our students through scholarships and other gifts to the Foundation.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization that supports our students and College through scholarships, projects, faculty and staff professional development and other initiatives. The Foundation also raises funds for academic programs, facilities and equipment.
The Stark State Foundation was founded through the generosity of our own faculty and staff more than 30 years ago. Today, our Foundation receives more than $1 million annually in support from individuals and foundations in the community. Our employee support is as important as ever — assisting our students in achieving their academic goals, supporting professional development, funding academic programs and equipment and encouraging external support. Individuals and organizations help institutions supported by their own employees, and your annual giving has helped encourage community giving to our College.
Please join us in supporting the 2018 faculty and staff annual campaign. As always, thank you for your ongoing support in our efforts to change lives and build futures!
Dr. Para M. Jones
President, Stark State College
Executive Director, Stark State College Foundation
What is the time period?
The 2018 Faculty and Staff Annual Campaign begins on September 6 and concludes October 26.
The campaign is an important part of who we are at Stark State College. Everyone works directly or indirectly for our students. The Foundation’s work benefits students, faculty and staff through scholarships and professional development dollars. This is your opportunity to make a financial investment in our students, especially when 100% of your donation is applied to the fund you have indicated. Your participation in our campaign will not only provide student scholarship assistance, it will provide an advantage in attracting additional external donations which ultimately supports student completion, retention and recruitment. Return your “I Give Because” slip along with your pledge form today or donate online.
What's the goal?
The goal is to reach 70% employee participation! Last year we achieved 68% employee participation and raised more than $59,000 – excellent, but together we can increase both our total participation and total donations. For example, if every employee donated $5 a pay for the next calendar year ($130 annually), our employee giving would exceed $148,000 in total annual donations. 100% of every gift, great and small, positively impacts our students’ success.
What should I give?
Each person should decide what is right based on individual philanthropy. Whether $5 a pay or $2 a pay, your gift helps our students and brings us closer to our goal of 70% participation. Donate today and return the “I Give Because” slip and we’ll share these via email updates.
Where does the money go?
Over the past 23 years, the Stark State College Foundation has given more than $4 million in scholarship funds to more than 12,000 students. During 2017-2018 academic year, the Foundation raised more than $1 million for student scholarships, college projects, programs and instructional needs.
What is an endowed scholarship and can I establish one?
An endowed scholarship is a permanent charitable scholarship invested with a long term strategy within a large portfolio in order to provide income into perpetuity without invading the principal while protecting the investment. A tax-deductible donation of a minimum $5,000, payable over five years or less, will establish an endowed scholarship. Your $40 per pay payroll deduction over 26 pays for five years would achieve a $5,200 endowment donation. Contact Brenda Griffith at ext. 4415 or Marisa Rohn at ext. 4275 for more information.
Annual fund pledge form and next steps
- Choose to participate in our faculty and staff annual fund. Your donation is important!
- Complete the faculty and staff Aannual fund pledge form or make your donation online
- Return your pledge/payment form to the Advancement Office, room S306, by October 26.
- The payroll deduction year begins January 4, 2019 or your first payroll in 2019. Deductions are scheduled on a calendar year.
- Return your “I Give Because” slip and we will share these stories with our employees.
- If you have any questions, please ask your team captain, stop by the Advancement Office located in S306, or call 330-494-6170 ext. 4643.