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What is the goal of the GRCC Employee Campaign?

It’s simple: 100% participation! Gifts of any size or type are welcomed and appreciated. Our goal is participation versus a certain dollar amount.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, 100% of your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consult appropriate tax or legal counsel to determine the specific tax impact of your gift.

Where does the money go?

For the greatest impact, gifts can be directed to unrestricted student scholarships. You also have the option to select from over 400 different scholarship funds that help students in various programs, with various levels of need, and various levels of academic merit. For a full list of scholarship funds, please visit:

How long does the Employee Giving Campaign last?

Each fall, we make an appeal for contributions. Gifts of all sizes are welcome throughout the year

Are there special benefits for giving as an employee?

Yes! Those who give $500 or more on an annual basis will be part of the 500 Club, which recognizes the contributions of employees in support of students. Employees also can be recognized in the new Armen Oumedian Consecutive Giving Club. This club recognizes the dedication and commitment of donors that have given consecutively - year after year. Events and special recognition opportunities will be provided for membership in both clubs.

How can I give?

  • Payroll Deduction You can have your donation deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Online Make a one-time or recurring gift using your credit card, debit card or bank routing information.
  • In person
    • Checks – make out to GRCC Foundation and send to:
      GRCC Foundation
      Re: Employee Giving Campaign
      Custer Alumni House
      143 Bostwick Ave NE
      Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Other Ways to Give


A charitable bequest is one of the easiest, most flexible ways you can leave a gift to the GRCC Foundation. Gift options include a:

  • Percentage bequest – a percentage of your estate.
  • Specific bequest – a dollar amount or specific asset.
  • Residuary bequest – from the balance or residue of your estate.


You can create a permanent legacy at GRCC. Endowments are funds invested and maintained in perpetuity by the GRCC Foundation. The minimum level to create an endowment is $25,000. IRA Charitable Rollover If you’re 70.5 years or older, you can make a difference now by giving up to $100,000 with an IRA charitable rollover.

Life Insurance

You can designate the GRCC Foundation as the full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your life insurance policy, while still retaining ownership.

Retirement Assets

Retirement plan assets support GRCC students and provide tax relief for your loved ones. Donate a part or all of your unused assets; for example: IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plans.

Other Questions?

If you have other questions, please contact the Foundation Office at (616) 234-3939. We’d be happy to assist you.