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    1. LaGuardia is part of the City University of New York, a public institution, why does it need private support? 

      The State of New York provides only a portion of the College’s annual operating budget. The LaGuardia Community College Foundation allows the College to raise, secure and distribute private funds for the college and its students. Private support enables LaGuardia to provide scholarships to deserving students, fund quality education and research programs and develop new and innovative programs.

       
    2. Are my contributions to the Foundation tax deductible?  

      Your gifts to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. All donors receive an letter acknowledging each gift, which can be used for tax purposes.

       
    3. How will my gift be used? 

      The mission of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation is to raise, manage, invest and distribute funds for the College in support of its immediate and long-term student, academic and facility needs, goals and priorities. Funds are used primarily for scholarships, emergency support for students, textbooks, transportation, faculty research and programs. Learn more.

       
    4. Can I designate my gift to a specific fund or area of the college? 

      Yes. You can designate your gift to LaGuardia’s greatest needs (unrestricted support), General Scholarships, Spring Into Action full-tuition fund, specify a scholarship or program fund or consult with us about how to create an Endowed scholarship or fund by calling us at 718-482-5610.

       
    5. Will my personal and credit card information be protected if I make a gift online? 

      Yes. All information transmitted from the LaGuardia Community College Foundation’s website is encrypted under a secure socket layer (SSL) making it unreadable until decoded here. Your privacy is a priority.

       
    6. What is a Matching Gift? 

      Many corporations have matching gift programs through which a company will match gifts their employees make to qualified charities, including LaGuardia Community College Foundation. The impact of your gift may be doubled or even tripled if your company has such a program. Matching gift policies vary from company to company, so please check with your human resources department to see if your employer matches charitable gifts. Many companies also will match gifts of their retirees and employee spouses. Check here to see if your company participates in a Matching Gift Program 



    For other questions please call us at 718-482-5610 or email us at foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

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