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Making a Difference for Student Success

CVCC is a critical entry point for both workforce development and higher education students.

The CVCC Educational Foundation supports the goals and mission of CVCC by:

  • raising funds, increasing visibility, and building community partnerships.
  • promoting growth, progress, and the general welfare of CVCC.
  • providing an engaging and accessible learning environment for academic excellence and student success.

The success of CVCC impacts the vibrancy of Central Virginia. Accessible education and high-quality skills training are essential to any healthy community. Please help us to further develop institutional and student resources for the betterment of all CVCC stakeholders.

Please read the Educational Foundation Impact Report.

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Donations to the Foundation

  • help to purchase state-of-the-art instructional equipment to ensure students complete their programs and are job ready.
  • expand teaching innovation on campus.
  • support wrap-around services to increase student retention and graduation rates.

Ways To Give

Direct Donations
Donations of cash, property, stocks, or any assets for which you can obtain an appraised value. Donations can also be made through your donor advised fund.

Donate Online
Click on the Donate To CVCC button to make a secure online donation by credit or debit card.

Annual Campaign
Unrestricted and restricted gifts are received on an annual basis. Unrestricted gifts are most useful to the Foundation in funding those priorities determined annually by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Restricted gifts for annual scholarship awards, endowments, instructional equipment, and other designated purposes provide much needed long and short-term support of students and programs at CVCC.

Matching Gifts
Request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, and match volunteer hours.

Planned Gifts
Deferred gifts of cash, securities and real property may endow scholarships, facilities, faculty or administrative chairs, as well as operational requirements of divisions, departments, or programs in accordance with the CVCC Educational Foundation Gift Acceptance Policy.

Gifts-in-Kind of instructional equipment or other educationally related goods or services may be accepted by the Foundation.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
Are you age 70½ or older and have to take required minimum distributions (RMD)? Ask your IRA Administrator about the procedure for making a QCD. You can make a tax-free transfer of up to $100,000 each year directly from your IRA to a charity which counts as your RMD but isn't included in your adjusted gross income. For a married couple, if both spouses are age 70½ or over and both have IRAs, each spouse can exclude up to $100,000 for a total of up to $200,000 per year.

Whatever method of giving you use, your tax-deductible contribution can change the life of a deserving student, create or expand an innovative project on campus, or allow the college to purchase expensive instructional equipment to keep our technical programs on par with what is used by local employers. Want to learn more? 


The CVCC Educational Foundation was established in 1981 and is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of Central Virginia Community College by raising funds, increasing visibility and building community partnerships.