Ways to Give

Donate Now

Donate to all Maricopa Community Colleges here, or visit a college donation page.


Volunteer to be a scholarship application reviewer: Students submit their scholarship applications and share their stories in hopes of funding their college aspirations. 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!

Complete our online volunteer form to get started or call Cindy Zimmer at 480.731.8407 or email Cindy 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 Joy Klein at 480.731.8406 or email Joy 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 Mary O’Connor at 480.731.8403 or email Mary for more information about Events.


Increase the impact of your gift! View a list of companies that match charitable gifts and be sure to 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.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Maricopa Community Colleges 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!

Fry’s Community Awards

Support the Mesa Community College Rose Garden when you shop at Fry’s Food Stores. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P Card, and select the Mesa Community College Rose Garden to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for the Rose Garden every time you shop and use your V.I.P Card!