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Educational Foundation

  • By investing in Southeast Community College, you are investing in an educated workforce in our 15-county area, the state of Nebraska and beyond. The Southeast Community College Educational Foundation is a separate, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to support the mission of SCC. We do this by assisting students, staff and our communities through the development and wise use of financial resources.

    Our donors share a special commitment to provide SCC students a valuable educational experience. In return, our Foundation seeks the highest possible return consistent with a prudent regard for legal consideration, fiduciary responsibility and safety of capital.

    Your gift to SCC can be designated for a particular purpose (scholarships, student need or capital investments) or it will be deposited into our general fund. We will also work with you if your business or family would like to establish a scholarship at SCC.

    The SCC Educational Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization making your contribution tax deductible. Thank you for helping us provide opportunities for our students as we fulfill the needs of a skilled workforce.

  • Your gift to the SCC Educational Foundation and SCC matters. By investing in SCC you have the potential to impact over 10,000 students by creating life-changing opportunities for them. Your investment also makes a commitment to our 15-county region and the future workforce.

    Ways to Donate

    Donating to SCC is easy. Your options include:

    • Online: Your online donation can be designated to our Path to Possible Campaign, new or existing scholarships, facilities or greatest need (general Foundation Support for Operation).
    • Mail: To donate via check, make your check payable to the SCC Educational Foundation and mail it to:
      SCC Educational Foundation
      301 S. 68th Pl.
      Lincoln, NE 68510
      Please use the memo line to direct your gift for a specific purpose (ie, scholarships or facilities). If the memo line is blank we will put your gift to the area of greatest need.
    • SCC12 (new!): You can make monthly payments when donating with a credit card online. Simply mark “Monthly” under the Type of Request and “Recurring” under the Number of Monthly Payments.
    • Endowments: A perpetual resource because the principal remains intact as the investment income is used to provide scholarships or support SCC programs. A new endowment requires a minimum investment of $5,000.
    • Gift of Securities: Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds are a great way to support SCC and our students. Your contribution entitles you to an income tax charitable deduction and you may also avoid capital gains taxes. Arrange a gift of securities by calling the SCC Educational Foundation at 402-323-3411.
    • Individual Retirement Account (IRA): At age 72, a traditional IRA holder (unlike a Roth IRA holder) must begin taking a taxable Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their IRA. Instead of taking the RMD amount as income and paying income tax, you may donate the entire RMD or a portion directly to a 501(c)(3) charity like the SCC Educational Foundation to avoid paying tax on the amount up to $100,000 per year for an individual or $200,000 as a couple.
    • Matching Gifts: Many companies will match an employee’s charitable contribution. All matching gifts benefit the same campus, college and fund as your original gift and allow you to double your gift to SCC. To double your impact:
      • Obtain a matching gift form from your company’s personnel office
      • Complete the donor/employee portion of the form and send it with your contribution to the SCC Educational Foundation. (Many companies also have an online process.)
      • Once we receive your form or online request, we will verify your gift so your company can make the match.
    • Legacy Gift: The Path to Possible Legacy Society was established in 2021 to recognize the generosity of individuals and families who included the SCC Educational Foundation in their estate plan or have named us as a beneficiary in a charitable gift arrangement. This includes bequests and gifts made through a will, life insurance policy, living trust or other form of planned giving. Path to Possible Legacy Society members will be recognized in our Annual Report and invited to special events throughout the year.
    • Amazon Smile: You can support the SCC Educational Foundation when you shop at Amazon by using our Amazon Smile link. Amazon donates to SCC when purchases are made at Amazon Smile.
    • Retirement Saving or Insurance Beneficiary: You can make the SCC Educational Foundation the beneficiary of retirement funds, an insurance policy, annual dividends or donating a paid-up policy. You simply need to make arrangements through the retirement fund administrator or the insurance company.
  • By supporting scholarships, facilities and operations, your investment in the annual Path to Possible Campaign will continue to enhance the educational experience of more than 9,300 students each year. Every gift makes an impact, and your participation will create a lasting legacy for our students.

    Your gift to the Path to Possible Campaign helps to sustain academic programs, scholarships, innovative programming, student support services and state of the art facilities. Most importantly, your gift has the power to transform the lives of our students, helping them to achieve academic success and economic mobility. Investing in SCC students is an investment in our local community and the future workforce of Nebraska.

    Donations to the annual fund are unrestricted, which gives the Foundation the flexibility to allocate support where it is needed the most. You do have the option of designating your gift as well to support any of the following:

    1. Greatest need – General Foundation Fund
    2. Existing Scholarship Fund
    3. New Scholarship Fund (Contact us at 402-323-3411)
      Minimum of $500 for annual and $5000 for endowed scholarship Fund
    4. Facilities Fund

    How to Make a Gift


    Please click the Donate Now button below to access our secure online credit card processing service. You have the option to make a one-time gift or set-up a monthly recurring gift to your designated scholarship, program or project of your interest.

    Via Check

    Please make your check payable to and send to:

    SCC Educational Foundation
    301 S. 68th Pl. #204
    Lincoln, NE 68510

    You may indicate the intended use for your donation in the memo line. Thank you for your continued support!

  • Providing an affordable education for SCC students is at the heart of the SCC Educational Foundation. In 1978, the foundation started the scholarship program with each of our three campuses receiving $1,000 for first year scholarships. Over 40 years later, our Foundation awards SCC students over $2 million in scholarship support.

    Many of our scholarship donors are SCC alumni paying it forward. Without their generous support, many of our students would not be able to realize their dream of being a college graduate in a successful career. Each gift to the Scholarship Fund represents a level of confidence in SCC’s tradition of providing a high-quality education to our future workforce. Make an impact on someone's life by contributing to the SCC Educational Foundation's Scholarship Fund.

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    Ben Kiser



    Holly Ostergard

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    Mike Casey

    Board Member


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    Board Advisor


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