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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Why I Give - Donor Stories

  • Nancy and Edward Siemon
    We both were employees of Tompkins Cortland Community College, Nancy as a member of the mathematics faculty and Ed as an adjunct instructor in electronics.
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  • Jean McPheeters
    Over the years I have been a Tompkins Cortland student, a trustee, the chair of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors...
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  • Beverly Baker
    I believe education to be an investment in the future of our country and TC3 is an excellent educational institution.
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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
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  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, Inc. and makes regular gifts to support our work.
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  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation, Inc. held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
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