Ways to Give

Donate Now

Your tax-deductible donation will help us fulfill our mission to support Maricopa Community Colleges' students, faculty and staff through scholarships, programs, equipment, financial and human capital.

If you would like to make your gift by credit card over the phone, please call 480.731.8040.

If you prefer to donate by payroll deduction, money order, check or cash, download our gift form.

The Campaign for Student Success

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is embarking on a comprehensive campaign to ensure that students have the resources they need to succeed. Our goal is to raise $50 million over four years to support student success. Invest in students by supporting this campaign!

Learn more about The Campaign for Student Success on our website or call Mary O’Connor at 480.731.8403 or email Mary for more information.


Volunteer to be a scholarship application reviewer. We only ask for a 2-3 hour time commitment while in the comfort of your own home or office. Your participation is yet another great way to make a direct and positive impact! Students submit their scholarship applications and share their stories in hopes of funding their college aspirations.

Complete our online volunteer form to get started or call Erica Outcalt at 480.731.8406 or email Erica for more information.

Fund a Scholarship

Establish a new scholarship or contribute to an existing scholarship fund. The Foundation manages hundreds of scholarships that you can join your fellow philanthropists in giving to. However, if a scholarship for the area you are passionate about has not been established, you can specify your own criteria such as financial need, grade point average, college, field of study, etc.

Call Erica Outcalt at 480.731.8406 or email Erica for more information about funding a scholarship.


Support Heroes of Education – the annual event that honors those who have a proven personal and professional commitment to supporting students and educational opportunities. Since 2006, these events have raised over $1 million in scholarship funds.

Call Letty Graham-Corona at 480.731.8399 or email Letty for more information about Heroes of Education.


Increase the impact of your gift! Check with your employer’s human resources department to find out how matching gifts are processed.

Call Mary Mickels at 480.731.8719 or email Mary for more information about matching gifts.

Planned Giving

By including the The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation in your will or estate plans, you can enjoy tax benefits and provide educational access and opportunity for generations to come. Learn more about planned giving.

Are you a Maricopa Community Colleges employee planning to retire? Please give serious consideration to including a “Parting Gift” in your retirement planning. A Parting Gift enables you to dedicate a portion of your payout for unused vacation and/or sick time – 5%, 10%, or a specific dollar amount, for example – to benefit a college, department, program, or scholarship fund for which you have a special affinity. If the amount is large enough, it can become an endowment that will provide support in perpetuity.

A Parting Gift can provide a personal legacy of support for what you have most valued in your career at the Maricopa Community Colleges and can help reduce the tax liability for the amount of your payout. And it’s easy! Your Parting Gift can be made through a one-time payroll deduction from your retirement payout, by check or by credit card.

Call Mary O’Connor at 480.731.8403 or email Mary for more information about planned giving.

Real Property

Non-cash gifts are alternative ways to make a difference. Looking to assets other than cash can make an impact on a student’s educational future.

  • Paid up insurance policies
  • Real Estate
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Tangible personal property

Call Mary O’Connor at 480.731.8403 or email Mary for more information about donating real property.