Organized in 1985 as a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization, Scott Community College Foundation is independent from Scott Community College and is governed by a volunteer board.
The Scott Community College Foundation is acknowledged by Scott Community College as the preferred channel for private gifts to the college, through annual giving programs, planned gifts (such as outright gifts of securities or real estate and deferred gifts through wills and trusts), and other special-purpose campaigns.
The mission of the Scott Community College Foundation is to provide financial resources for scholarships and college enhancement by emphasizing the college's strengths.
Maximizing private support entails understanding constituencies, cultivating the charitable intentions of individuals and organizations, expanding the base of contributors, retaining contributors, and upgrading contributors' support. It also means raising money effectively, providing stewardship to funds already raised, and operating efficiently to maximize the Foundation's viability as a fund-raising organization and its value to Scott Community College.