Named Gift Opportunities

Named gifts represent opportunities to support the highest priorities at Trinidad State. These leadership gifts typically create student scholarships, strengthen academic programs or provide faculty support—although other funding opportunities may be available.

People who establish named funds often do so in honor or memory of someone that made a difference in their lives. When exploring a named gift opportunity, a donor may use current and/or future gifts to establish the fund. A person has significant flexibility when creating a named gift. The Foundation can support conversations that prioritize both a donor’s goals and the needs of Trinidad State.

An endowment is the basis upon which the Foundation can build lasting financial strength to ensure academic excellence for the College and its students. Once in place, an endowment provides permanent support for student scholarships, teaching and learning, program development, student assistance, as well as technology and the arts. You are invited to work with the Foundation and the College to create an endowment gift that aligns with your special area(s) of interest.

Endowment Support
Gifts to the endowment are permanently invested, with a small percentage of assets made available each year to support general or designated purposes. Examples include student scholarships, teaching and learning, program development, student assistance, as well as technology and the arts. The Foundation anticipates that endowment assets will increase over time through prudent asset management.

You are invited to work with the Foundation and the College to create an endowment gift that aligns with your special area(s) of interest.

Named Endowed Scholarship
A Named Endowed Scholarship may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000. The scholarship can range in purposes, supporting students on the basis of need, academic merit, area of study, athletics, and student retention. Your endowed scholarship helps ensure that deserving students receive support for years to come, creating a lasting gift of education.

Named Endowed Fund
A Named Endowed Fund may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000. The Fund can range in purposes, providing direct support for faculty, academic programs, or other College priorities. Your endowed fund helps ensure that key program areas receive ongoing support for years to come.

The following minimum gift amounts correlate to endowment opportunities at TSJC Educational Foundation:
    • Named Endowed Fund $25,000
    • Named Endowed Scholarship $25,000
    • Innovation Fund $100,000
    • Program Excellence Fund $500,000
    • Faculty Chair (1/2 Position) $750,000
    • Faculty Chair (Full Position) $1,500,000

Annual Support
In addition to gifts for the endowment, TSJCEF extends gift recognition for annual support.

General Scholarship Fund
With a gift of $500 or more, a single scholarship award can be made to a student in either your name or in honor of a loved one. Gifts to the General Scholarship Fund help create financial peace of mind for deserving students, allowing them to focus more fully on securing their educations.

Gift Recognition
The Foundation honors annual and lifetime cumulative giving at designated amounts.

Pete Deluca Society
The Pete Deluca Society recognizes giving by individuals at six levels:
    • Charter lifetime contributions of $25,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents
    • Cornerstone lifetime contributions of $50,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents
    • Pillar lifetime contributions of $100,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents
    • Landmark lifetime contributions of $250,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents
    • Keystone lifetime contributions of $500,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents
    • Legacy lifetime contributions of $1,000,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents

Membership in the Pete Deluca Society is determined by all cumulative contributions to TSJCEF. Benefits include invitations to special on- and off-campus events, an annual listing in TSJC publications, and a certificate of induction to the respective society.

Society of 1925
The Society of 1925 honors and recognizes donors who create a gift for Trinidad State in the estate plan. Popular examples include remembering the TSJC Educational Foundation with a gift in a Will or Living Trust, or as a beneficiary of an IRA or Life Insurance policy. These examples preserve your full control over your assets during life, only supporting Trinidad State when your estate is distributed.

An estate gift allows you to balance responsibilities for your family and loved ones, with a desire to also support Trinidad State. They offer tremendous planning flexibility, allowing you to fulfill your wishes exactly as you decide.

Members of the Society of 1925 will be honored in perpetuity.

TSJC Educational Foundation
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Trinidad State Junior College. To learn more about how you can help, please contact Toni DeAngelis at 719-846-5520 or toni.deangelis@trinidadstate.edu.