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Gift Planning

Start a legacy at Delta College. There aren't many ways you can influence the future. But, planned giving is one of them.

Your support will provide a margin of excellence in the classroom, and it will also allow students more options for help in funding their dream of a college degree. The greatest benefit is in knowing that your enhanced gift is really making a difference.

Your extra support takes us a long way toward helping students, while also funding the development of classroom lessons and programs. In short, it helps us maintain and solidify our position as one of America’s leading community colleges.

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Benefits of Planned Giving
  • You can gain substantial tax-savings
  • Be recognized in Delta College publications and around campus
  • Create a scholarship or other program in your name


  • Chemistry student
    We want to recognize you.

    If you've left Delta College in your will as a beneficiary, let us know. We want to recognize you and thank you for your generous contribution to our great institution. Call Julie Dorcey, Foundation Manager, at 989-686-9079. Or, send an email, using the link below.

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Giving Opportunities


It is possible to designate a specific purpose for your gift through your bequest or will. The provision in your will for making a gift to the Delta College Foundation will depend upon the type of gift and your unique circumstances. Should you choose to include us in your long-range plans, please keep in mind that our full legal name and non-profit tax number is:

The Delta College Foundation
(Federal tax ID #38-2274366)
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710

If you'd like some language for your will, based on the type of gift you'd like to make, we can help. Let us know what you need. 

Beneficiary designations

You can name the Delta College Foundation as the beneficiary of life insurance, a living trust or your pension plan. Assets will then come directly to the College after your lifetime, avoiding the delay and costs of probate and saving considerable estate taxes. 

Employer matching gifts

You may be able to double the value of your gift to Delta College. More than 1,200 companies nationwide match employee and retiree gifts to non-profits. Major companies, suppliers, banks and utilities are among the many employers that encourage you to give to Delta College. Contact your employer for details and the appropriate matching gift form.

IRA contributions

The Individual Retirement Account (IRA) charitable rollover provision exempts from taxable income any funds transferred from an IRA to a charitable organization, without recognizing the assets transferred as income. Basically, this means that a contribution made directly from your IRA to a non-profit – like Delta College – can allow you to avoid taking the income and paying taxes on those dollars. Generally, all withdrawals from traditional IRAs are subject to income tax at ordinary rates.

If you are an individual who is required to take IRA withdrawals, but don’t particularly need that income (or you’ve experienced limitations on tax benefits in the past), you may find the law of particular interest. There are very specific procedures to follow to make a tax-free gift of this type, so check with your tax advisor for the details regarding this charitable vehicle.

How it works:

  • For those who are 72 years old or more, you must take an annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).
  • Gifts must come directly from your IRA financial institution.
  • Gifts are free from federal income tax and there may be state income tax savings.
  • You can transfer up to $100,000 directly to charity each year.
  • This donation amount counts as part of your RMD, but won't show up in adjusted gross income.

For further information about giving to Delta College, please contact Pam Clark, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, at 989-686-9225 or

Legacy Society

If you have named Delta College as a beneficiary of your will, living trust, life insurance, retirement plan or other estate plan, we hope that you will let us know.

The Legacy Society is a recognition society for our generous donors who have remembered us in their estate plans. If you have named Delta College as a beneficiary of your will, living trust, life insurance, retirement plan or other estate plan, please feel free to notify us. A benefit of membership is invitations to special events. We will respect your anonymity if you so choose. In addition, by informing us of your plans, you will help Delta College plan for the future and help ensure that your wishes are carried out after your lifetime.

If you would like more information about how to leave a legacy to Delta College, please contact Pam Clark, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, at 989-686-9225. Or, send an email, using the link below.

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Tax-exempt organization
Delta College is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is classified as a publicly supported organization, and not a private foundation. Donors may deduct contributions to the Foundation as provided in section 170 of the Code. The tax identification number for the Delta College Foundation is #38-2274366.

SUCCESS TIP:  Consult with your financial planner. 

You can influence the future. The Delta College Foundation can help you establish a legacy gift to provide for students for generations to come. We can offer ideas for how you can make a gift either in your lifetime or through your estate plan. These can provide financial benefits and substantial tax savings to you.

Ced Currin

  "The exceptional decades of Delta College, in all its programs from academics to LifeLong Learning, to Delta College Public Media, to community outreach, provide a great opportunity for contributors to enhance many thousands of lives in the Great Lakes Bay region."

Ced Currin
Delta College supporter, Midland