Gifts and pledges to the campaign may be made in a number of different ways. Gifts may be pledged over a 5-year period.

Making a charitable gift to the campaign is an important and very personal decision. Your gift will allow Pellissippi State Community College to fulfill its mission of providing quality, affordable, accessible education and workforce training for students who aspire to a better way of life for themselves and their families. This support allows the College to invest in innovative programming to meet the skilled workforce needs of area businesses and industries both today and into the future.

Gifts are monies or property given without expectation of any return value or other compensation on the part of the donor. Restricted gifts are used in accordance with the defined parameters set by the donor. Gifts without donor restrictions allow the campaign to support innovative programming and unexpected institutional needs.


Types of Gifts

  • Pledges (PDF) – Future gifts of monies or property voluntarily given without expectation on the part of the donor.
  • Cash gifts – Currency, checks or credit cards or online at
  • Appreciated Stocks – Shares of publicly traded companies.
  • Gifts In-kind – Non-cash gifts that advance the mission of the College may be accepted. In-kind gifts will be reviewed for approval in accordance with current gift acceptance policies.
  • Matching Gifts – Many employers have matching gift programs.
  • Real Estate – Gifts of private, commercial or agricultural property, if approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
  • Retirement Savings – Naming the Pellissippi State Foundation as a beneficiary on your IRA, profit-sharing account or other retirement plan.
  • Life Insurance – Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary or, preferably, as BOTH the owner and beneficiary.
  • Bequests – Gifts made to Pellissippi State Foundation through a will.
  • Legacy Society – Honorary organization which recognizes those who have designated a planned gift to the Pellissippi State Foundation.

Gift Recognition

A number of Donor Recognition Opportunities, Endowment Naming and Giving Circles have been created to honor the generosity of campaign donors. You may also make an anonymous gift if you desire.

Gift Stewardship

Your gifts will be used specifically for the purpose(s) they were given and treated with the utmost care and confidentiality per your instruction.

Ethical Standards

Pellissippi State, through its management and fundraising activities, will adhere to

  • The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) standards and principles for fundraisers.
  • The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Valuation Standards for Charitable Planned Gifts.