Giving FAQs

How do I make my gift?
The easiest and quickest way is to use our secure online giving form. If you would prefer to write a check, mail checks payable to

Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation
742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson, CT 06239

Can I designate my gift to a specific area or program?
Gifts to the QVCC Foundation provide unrestricted support for the college, allowing the Foundation to put funds to use where the need is greatest. However, if you are interested in supporting a specific scholarship or program, please contact Monique Wolanin at 860-932-4174 or

Can I make a gift in honor/memory of a loved one?
Yes, you may make a gift to QVCC in honor or in memory of a family member, classmate, faculty member or other loved one, mentor or friend. Please indicate whom you are honoring when making your gift.

How can I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?
Many companies and foundations will double the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members and retirees. Contact your human resources office to see if your organization matches charitable gifts to QVCC.

Will my donation be eligible for tax credit?
You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift at the time of receipt. The QVCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts made to the Foundation are eligible for tax deductions according to IRS guidelines

QVCC is a publicly funded institution; doesn’t the county/state take care of its needs?
Quinebaug Valley Community College is a publicly funded institution, but diminishing public funding requires the college to seek and secure other sources of revenue to develop and sustain programming and provide scholarships to meet student needs. Pell Grants, the largest source of scholarship designated for the most underprivileged community college students, once covered the entire cost of obtaining an associate’s degree. A recent nation study estimated that current Pell grants only cover 62 percent of the cost of a two-year degree. Gifts from individuals, business, and foundations make it possible for more students to enroll, complete their degree, get a good job, and give back to our community.

Who Receives Scholarships?
After students complete an online application, the scholarship committee, comprised of Foundation members, matches students with scholarship opportunities based on the donor intentions, financial need (as determined by the College’s Financial Aid Office), academic achievement and field of study.