Dr. Katherine P. Douglas, President of CCC, accepting the gift from George Welch, Sr., estate attorney for Walter R. Smith

Ways to Give

The CCC Development Foundation is dedicated to finding viable funding opportunities to support the College. Join us!

Through various efforts, the Foundation attempts to equip CCC with funds that will enhance the College, thanks to CCC's faculty and staff, alumni, friends, and community partners. Each year, we find new ways to raise even more money than the year before, always looking for dedicated partners to support the school's educational mission.

The Foundation is currently working toward the goal of establishing a $3–$5 million endowment. We hope you will consider playing an important role in developing this endowment. With a variety of giving opportunities, you are sure to find an option that fits your giving needs.

Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund 

Proceeds from the Annual Fund support general scholarships, technology upgrades, program and staff development and various departments across campus. Honorarium and memorial gifts also benefit a number of programs and funds. Donate to the Annual Fund.

Major Gifts Campaign 

The Major Gifts Campaign collected private philanthropic investments from community leaders, corporations and alumni to support its main initiatives: Access and Opportunity, Growth and Development, Community Enrichment, and the Academic and Workforce Development Center in Elmira, NY.

Planned Giving 

Planned Gifts support the long-term vitality of Corning Community College and ensure a legacy of accessible education.

Special Events 

Various events, such as the Red Barons Classic Golf Tournament, engage the community and provide additional funds for specific programs.

Gifts that the Foundation Accepts


Cash contributions are tax deductible as an itemized deduction in the year you make the donation, up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any excess over 50 percent can be deducted over the next five years. Pledges cannot be claimed until the gift payment is made.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match employee's or employee spouse's charitable donations. If your gift is eligible for matching, please include the completed submission form.

Stocks and Bonds

If you have donated stock that has risen in value and that you've held for more than one year, you pay no capital gains tax on the transaction and are entitled to a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock. Your income tax deduction is limited to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.  Any excess can be carried forward for five additional years. If you have stock losses, generally you should not contribute the stock, but rather sell the stock yourself to realize the loss for tax purposes.  You can then contribute the cash and take a charitable deduction.

Real Estate 

If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated in value, a charitable gift may be an attractive option. You can claim an income tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate.  We prefer that you contact us during the early stages of your planning so we can jointly decide the best use of the property by the CCC Development Foundation, Inc.

Personal Property 

Works of art, books, equipment, etc. are considered gifts of personal property.  Your deduction will depend on the appraised value, which is obtained at the donor's cost.


Planned Gifts

Other Things to Consider

Where to Direct Your Gift

The CCC Development Foundation, Inc. is the official recipient for all gifts to the College. Checks should be made payable to the CCC Development Foundation, Inc., and all property should be transferred to the CCC Development Foundation, Inc.

Gift Stewardship

Your gift will be used specifically for the purpose(s) it was given and treated with confidentiality, if that is your wish.

Gift Recognition

All gifts qualify for the appropriate levels of recognition from the CCC Development Foundation, Inc.

Consult Your Tax Adviser

This information is not offered as legal advice. For legal advice, please contact your tax attorney and/or tax accountant.