Ways To Give

“The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.” -William James

Annual and Endowment Giving

Please consider changing lives by giving to the COCC Foundation. Scholarships have an effect that resonates through several generations; your donation not only changes the scholarship recipient, but the future population of Central Oregon. Read how donations change the lives of students.

COCC Foundation’s annual giving program focuses on scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of need and demonstrated promise. Unrestricted gifts to the COCC Foundation are allocated where the need is the greatest. The COCC Foundation relies on private financial support to enhance the value of our community college to students, local citizens and businesses. Annual funds are raised through the Foundation’s signature Taste of the Town and Meal of the Year events, which are held the first weekend of March. Individual and corporate giving occurs throughout the year.

Endowments provide ongoing benefits for the COCC Foundation by earning investment returns while keeping the core principal intact to fund future years of scholarships or other donor-established purposes. Endowments are perpetual, protected and personal. COCC Foundation endowments are managed by Commonfund. Additional oversight is provided by the finance and investment professionals on the nine-member volunteer Investment Committee.


Ways of Giving to the COCC Foundation

Ways to Give to the COCC FoundationThere are several ways of giving to the Central Oregon Community College Foundation.

An unrestricted gift is the most valuable to the Foundation and is allocated where the need is the greatest. Or you may designate your gift to:

  • Scholarships
  • New facilities
  • Special programs
  • Faculty development

Endowments at a Glance

Thank you for considering a gift to fund scholarships at COCC. Your investment will change lives in many important ways.

If you decide to benefit COCC through your estate plans, please be certain the gift is specified to come to the Central Oregon Community College Foundation.

The COCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The COCC Foundation has more than $16 million in endowed assets.


Named endowments begin at $50,000 and are perpetual.



Planned Giving

In all planned giving arrangements, the interests of the donor come before those of the COCC Foundation. We treat information connected with any planned giving arrangement with the strictest of confidentiality.

Please contact Jim Weaver for information about how you can help the COCC Foundation with a donation or to discuss including COCC in your estate plans. Please let us know if you have remembered COCC in your will so we can thank you.

The COCC Foundation thanks the many donors who have generously given to the endowments at COCC.


Donate Now

Donate Online:
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Mail Donations:
Central Oregon Community College Foundation
Boyle Education Center
2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701

Contact the COCC Foundation:
(541) 383-7225
foundation@cocc.edu


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