Ways to Give

A gift to MCC is an investment in your community’s well-being.  Our success would not be possible without the generosity of alumni, friends, and local businesses who value a strong, affordable college opportunity right here in central western Kentucky; over $28 million in private support has been designated to MCC since 1988.  Your gift can assist one of the following strategic areas that are vital to continued programming excellence.

  • Tuition support for adults and youth alike who are pursuing associate degrees.
  • Direct support for the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts or the Muhlenberg County Campus/Shaver Center.
  • Tutorial programs.
  • Funds for employee professional development that keeps academics strong.
  • Support for the Loman C. Trover Library and related programming.
  • Support of special initiatives such as named endowments, Title III underwriting, a specific arts performance, diversity programming or academic professorships.

Give Today / Cash

The advantage of giving a cash gift right now is that it has an immediate impact on academic programming.  Also, your actual out-of-pocket cost is less than the dollar amount of the gift because of the allowable income tax deduction.

Give Today ... Create an endowment

An endowment is a permanent gift fund of at least $15,000 that provides valuable interest income to support your area of choice.  Endowments may be named for a family member, an area of interest, or as memorial giving.  Endowments at MCC have averaged 4.2 – 5.0% in interest earnings over the past 15 years.

Give Later | Be Proactive with Estate Planning

There are specific types of gifts which you can plan for today that will create benefits later.  They also provide a way to leave a legacy that strengthens priorities that you deem most important, including:

  • Your Living Will; include specific, simple bequest language in your will naming the college as the recipient of a planned gift along with other charities of your choice.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance; provides an effective way to benefit the charity, and is generally easier on a pocketbook. An existing policy that is paid-up or partially paid-up may be advantageous if your family responsibilities are not as substantial as they once were, and those with limited cash values can be purchased at a cost which does not exceed $800 annually.  Policies must be owned by the charity.
  • Lead and Remainder Trusts that may by pass generation. 
  • Real Estate or other personal property. 
  • Matching Gifts through Employer.
  • Retirement Savings, including transfer of IRA or 401-K funds.
  • Closely held, or appreciated stock that is highly taxable.  
Contact the Advancement Office at 824-8593 for specific details on Ways of Giving and areas of Designation. 

*This message is not offered as legal advice. For legal advice, please contact your attorney.