Giving to Blinn College

For many students, the Foundation makes education a reality. For faculty and staff, it may mean improved technology for training. For the community, it means an investment in our future.

Tax deductible contributions come in many forms – cash, stocks, real estate, securities, life insurance and bequests. Named scholarships or other endowed funds may be established with a one-time gift or a structured pledge.

Every contribution to the Foundation helps Blinn College meet its goals and initiate new projects throughout each of our four campuses. Each gift shows support of public higher education.

If you haven’t had time to make a donation, please take a moment to do it now. Philanthropic support allows us to provide an increasing number of opportunities for students.

Please call the foundation to make an appointment with a member of the staff by calling 979-830-4017, or stop by the Whigham House.

 

the gift process

As a part of the mission of the Blinn College Foundation it is our goal to provide top notch customer service and handle each gift professionally and efficiently. Below highlights the general steps taken when processing a gift within the Foundation.

 

We provide a gift agreement

It will be at the discretion of the Blinn College Foundation Board in determining whether a gift agreement is needed for major gifts and pledges. For smaller gifts, donors may specify their preferences with pledge cards, letters, or notes in their checks. 

 

We convert the gift to cash

Non-cash gifts (securities or real estate) require special processing by the Blinn College Foundation Board. The Foundation converts these gifts to cash. 

 

We place the gift in a specified account

All gifts received are placed into an endowed or non-endowed operational account that is specified by the donor. All funds are disbursed from accounts in accordance of donor preferences. 

 

A receipt is sent 

For donations made online, an automated receipt is generated. For donations received through the mail or in person a mailed receipt is provided. If you have a question about a receipt, contact Celia Haley

 

Funds are disbursed to Blinn College

All endowed gifts are invested until enough proceeds are available to fund the stipened college request. If a gift is non-endowed, the Foundation disburses the gift as designated by the donor when requested by the college. 

 

For more information on the gift process or how you can give please contact Susan Myers.