Planned Giving

"As a graduate of a community college, I understand the value of what Tacoma Community College does. As a community college professor, I see students flourish as they move through their higher education. As a member of our community, I see the enormous contribution that our graduates make. We include Tacoma Community College in our annual giving and in our estate plan because we want to see the mission continue."

We believe that community colleges help countless people make better lives for themselves, and they in turn make our communities better. In our state, over a quarter of the people who earn four-year degrees and beyond – doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, accountants, and on and on – started at community colleges. A donation to help them is not merely a gift – it’s an investment. ”

Richard and Catherine Wakefield

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you:

◗ The owner of a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

◗ Age 70½ or older? AND

◗ Not in need of all or part of your required minimum distribution? Did you know you can use up to $100,000 of your IRA assets, per tax year, to make a gift to TCC?

The gift:

◗ Is not treated as federally-taxable income (no federal income tax charitable deduction)

◗ Reduces your adjustable gross income

◗ Thereby may provide you with tax benefits.

Use your IRA gift to make your annual donation, to pay off an outstanding pledge, to enhance an existing endowed scholarship fund, or support other scholarships and programs on campus. Your generosity will benefit you and TCC!

Shop to Give with AmazonSmile

The holiday season is here, which means it's time to make sure you have the Tacoma Community College Foundation saved as one of your AmazonSmile organizations. The TCC Foundation and AmazonSmile have teamed up to help you shop and give at the same time. Every time you shop, you'll experience the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the TCC Foundation, at no extra cost to you! Visit, search for "Tacoma Community College Foundation" and shop to give.