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Make a Gift

Thank you for considering making a donation to the Central Lakes College Foundation where we are committed to helping students succeed! A gift to the Central Lakes College Foundation not only demonstrates your belief in our mission, but also reinforces your commitment to making a difference in our community.

Giving Opportunities

• Direct Financial Support
Cash or check donations may be mailed or delivered in person to the foundation office. Credit card donations are also accepted online by clicking the DONATE NOW button.

• Scholarship Support
Whether you establish an endowed scholarship, fund an annual scholarship, or contribute to the general scholarship fund, your support for scholarships provides students with the financial assistance they need to achieve their educational dreams.

• Random Acts of Kindness
Gifts to the Random Acts of Kindness program provide direct support for CLC students at risk of dropping out due to unexpected financial dilemmas. Whether it’s dealing with the high cost of transportation, heating costs, car repairs, the cost of text books, etc., an unforeseen crisis can impact college completion rates and ultimately poses a challenge of securing a better future.

• Honorariums/Memorials
Honorariums/Memorials are a unique, lasting gift that expresses more than words alone. A donation in honor or memory of a friend, loved one, or colleague is an enduring way to recognize them, and provide scholarships and other resources for well-deserving CLC students.

• Non-Cash Donations
The foundation accepts a variety of non-cash donations on behalf of the college. For example, such donations have included automobiles, computers, high-tech machinery, books, and musical instruments which make it possible for our students to receive the most up-to-date training.
Non-Cash Donation Form (pdf)

• Matching Gifts
Many employers have matching gift programs that can double (even triple) the amount of your gift.

• Bequests
Include the foundation in your will or trust, or designate the foundation as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy. Making a commitment now ensures future students will reap the benefits of your generosity to the college.

• Stocks and Bonds
Realize tax savings by transferring stocks and bonds to the foundation.

• Real Estate
A real estate donation, whether vacant land, industrial, residential, land contracts, commercial property or timeshare, provides you with a great way to enjoy significant tax benefits. All real estate gifts must first be accepted by the foundation.

• CLC Payroll Deduction
Faculty and staff have the opportunity to make a difference by completing and returning the payroll deduction form below.
CLC Payroll Deduction Form (pdf)

• Living Legacy Gardens
Help maintain and sustain the beautiful, educational gardens located at the CLC Agriculture Center in Staples with a cash donation or memorialize someone important in your life with an engraved paver for the Memorial Walkway.
Living Legacy Gardens Donation Form (pdf)

• Volunteer
One of the most significant gifts you can give to CLC is the gift of your time. You become the backbone of our success when you donate your time and talents to serve on boards, committees, and at foundation events.

About Our 501(c)(3) Status
The Central Lakes College Foundation is certified as a qualified charitable organization and meets the standards and requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS code Section 501(c)(3). Under this code, all contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes (subject to statutory limitations) and for federal estate and gift tax purposes.


Mailing address:
CLC Foundation
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Jana Shogren
Executive Director
Phone: 218-855-8129
Toll Free: 800-933-0346 ext. 8129

For general inquiries: