Our mission is to be the College’s partner in securing and providing various resources to support and promote education and workforce development throughout the communities we serve.
Your support through gifts to the Foundation helps us make a difference in the lives of our students. Students select WATC to receive training for the jobs that are most in demand by the community we live and work in. Over 95% of our students have secured job placement within 6 months of graduation and we have the best completion rate in the state of Kansas.
When you invest in the WATC Foundation you’re investing in a brighter future.
Donors can make cash contributions at any time. Give online at your convenience.
Non-cash gifts, such as equipment and software are also welcome. Please contact the Foundation Office to determine current needs.
- Employer’s Matching Gifts
Your gift could double or triple if your employer has a matching gift program. Check with your Human Resource Department.
Stocks and bonds that have increased in value are excellent ways of giving. You receive a tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time of the gift, and you do not have to pay capital gains.
- Real Estate
Appreciated property is a good way to make a gift because the value of the gift is deductible and your profit will not be taxable as a capital gain.
- Life Insurance
The cash surrender value of an existing life insurance policy is tax deductible. Or you may take out a new policy, and the premiums are tax deductible if the College is made the irrevocable owner and beneficiary. You may name Wichita Area Technical College Foundation the first, second, or last beneficiary of an insurance policy.
- Retirement Plans
You might consider naming Wichita Area Technical College Foundation the first, second, or last beneficiary of a retirement plan: 401-K plans, SEP’s, KEOG’s, IRA’s, or tax-sheltered annuities. Or you might use a retirement plan to fund a charitable remainder trust.
- Trusts and Annuities
Cash, marketable securities, retirement plans, or real property may be used to establish a charitable trust or annuity from which you would receive income for life with the remaining assets going to Wichita Area Technical College Foundation upon your death.
The most common and simplest form of planned gift is a bequest through a will or living trust, or a beneficiary designation on an account, such as a traditional IRA or 401(K) plan. More complex gifts through charitable trusts and life income contracts are also possible, though they require more planning, negotiation and formal counsel than other gifts.
- Naming Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities for named gifts rights of classrooms, labs and common areas. Pledged gifts can be made over a period of time to garner an appropriate marker bearing a family or company name.
Donors interested in impacting the lives of students through fiscal support can gift to existing scholarship funds. Make a one-time gift or make annual contributions to a specific fund in a designated field
Donors may establish named endowments to offer living tributes and memorials to family and friends. The created fund benefits current and future students and programs for years to come. The principal in the fund is never touched. Only the interest is used to make annual awards. The endowment may be funded over a period of time to reach the designed amount to generate needed funds.
- Dillons Community Rewards
Through Dillons Community Rewards the WATC Foundation will get credit for every purchase members make using their registered Plus card. The more you shop with Dillons, the more opportunity the Foundation has to earn even bigger rewards. It’s that easy! Click Here to instructions to get started.
- Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the WATC Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the WATC Foundation! Click Here to instructions to get started.
I wanted a school with small classes where you get plenty of time one on one with the teacher. Also wanted plenty of hands on training. This is exactly what you get with WATC.
For more information please contact:
Director of WATC Foundation