GIVING TO SJR STATE
There are several ways that individuals, corporations and foundations can provide financial support to benefit St. Johns River State College. Your investment can make a powerful statement. However — and whatever — you choose to give, please know that your support is valued and your donation will be invested wisely. You may structure your contributions to benefit SJR State and to achieve your personal charitable and financial objectives by choosing one of the following options or a combination of these methods:
SJR State Foundation, Inc.
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Cash Gifts — Please make checks payable to SJR State Foundation, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177
Non-cash Gifts — These may include securities, personal property, real estate or gifts in kind.
Matching Gifts — You may have the opportunity to double your donation if your employer offers a matching gift program.
Planned Gifts — These may include annuities, bequests, trusts and wills.
Gifts in Kind — Donations of personal property, including vehicles, equipment and supplies, are gratefully accepted by the SJR State Foundation. Please inquire with the Foundation Office about specific items being considered as gifts to the College.
*All contributions to the SJR State Foundation are considered tax deductible by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Friends, alumni, business partners, community and professional organizations can strengthen St. Johns River State College programs and services by making a gift to the SJR State Foundation. You may choose to consider one or more of the following gifts:
SJR State has witnessed remarkable growth over the past 60 years. You can help change the lives of others forever and strengthen the future of our community with your annual gift of $500 or more to the President’s Circle.
SJR State receives its funding from tuition and fees, and state aid. Because state funding resources have decreased dramatically over the past several years, the College relies on annual fund contributions to broaden the range of available resources.
Beyond the satisfaction of giving to a vital and growing institution, your gift will offer tangible rewards. You will help us provide student scholarships to individuals from all walks of life, and you will help prepare a strong future workforce right here in your own community. When you give to the President’s Circle, we will put your dollars to work immediately. Your gift will help students, develop new programs, and meet the education and training needs of our vital area.
To learn more about the President's Circle, print out the PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE BROCHURE (PDF). You may fill out the donation form and mail it to the Foundation office or call us directly at (386) 312-4100.
Memorial or honorary gifts can be an especially meaningful way to commemorate a loved one or celebrate a personal milestone while also benefiting the St. Johns River State College Foundation.
You can make a gift to the St. Johns River State College Foundation in memory of someone special by giving to the Excellence Fund, which allows the Foundation to meet the current general needs of the Foundation, College, and its students. Gift can also be given to an already existing fund or donors can establish a new fund. Please contact our office to discuss current fund options or to establish a new fund.
Should you wish to include the St. Johns River State College Foundation in an obituary announcement, we recommend the following verbiage that can be personalized to your needs:
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the St. Johns River State College Foundation. Please direct your gift to (fund) in memory of (name). Gifts can be made online, by phone at (386) 312-4100, or by mail: St. Johns River College Foundation, 5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177.
Notice to Family Members
We will report the names and addresses of memorial donors to a designated family member, should the family wish to send acknowledgements.
Honorary gifts recognize a personal milestone - a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or retirement - with a gift to the St. Johns River State College Foundation in honor of someone special. Like memorial gifts, honorary or celebratory gifts can be made to an existing fund or by establishing a named fund for a specific purpose. Please contact our office to discuss current fund options or to establish a new fund.
Notice to Honorees
Honorees will be notified of the names and addresses of individuals who make a gift in their honor.
Making Memorial & Honorary Gifts
Gifts can be made online, by phone at (386) 312-4100, or by mail:
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Upon receipt of any gift (including memorial and honorary gifts), we will send the donor a tax receipt letter.
SJR State draws students with diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds. Most of the students require some form of financial assistance during their enrollment. Through the Foundation, deserving students receive scholarships, tuition assistance and help to cover costs associated with textbooks and other educational materials.
An annual scholarship provides a yearly award to students who meet the criteria established by you and the College. The scholarship may be established as a one-time gift with the awards being made until the funds are diminished, or the donor may contribute the amount of the award every year. Designate your dollars for a particular scholarship fund or program or initiate your own scholarship compatible with your specific educational interests.
- Current Use Scholarships: $1,000 or more annually
- Endowed Scholarships: $25,000 or more ENDOWMENTS
The Foundation provides supplemental support to the College to meet financial needs not covered by state funding alone. These include professional development, technology and skills training, equipment and facility acquisitions, and enhancements to academic and workforce programs. This support is critical for SJR State to remain a current and vital resource to its students.
SJR State departments create Foundation-managed accounts that are used to raise donations for targeted needs and programs. A program fund provides the opportunity to develop outside funding and partnerships with companies and organizations. Some of the departments include:
Florida School of the Arts
Arts and Sciences
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested, and each year a portion of the earnings is paid out for the purpose of the fund with the remainder being used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and can provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for SJR State. Visit our Endowment page for more detailed information. ENDOWMENTS
The primary mission of the SJR State Athletic Association is to raise the essential financial support necessary to build and maintain a competitive, first-class athletic program at St. Johns River State College. Our student-athletes are taught how to excel in the classroom and in the athletic arena while developing the teamwork and leadership skills necessary to succeed in life. Our students’ academic and athletic achievements reflect positively on not only our college, but our community as well.
Visit the SJR State Athletics website for more information at SJRvikings.com.
Our annual members make it happen! Become a partner in shaping the arts. Your annual membership will be at work every day supporting the exciting programs at the Thrasher-Horne Center.
Visit THcenter.org for more information about the center.
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