Each and every day Richard Bland students embody the essence of what it means to be Statesman Strong, often in spite of significant personal and financial challenges. In addition to their spirit of determination, generous scholarship support from the Richard Bland College Foundation continues to make all the difference for students who would otherwise not be able to attend college.
Your financial support is more important than ever for providing first-generation and Pell-eligible students the resources they need to graduate from RBC, and then transfer on to complete a baccalaureate degree or enter the workforce ready to succeed. Last year was a difficult year for nearly everyone, but generous donor support allowed deserving RBC students to move one step closer to a college degree and a career.
It’s easy to make a donation to the RBC Foundation online. The process is secure and payment is processed using PayPal.
If you prefer to give a gift by mail, please complete the appropriate form in the link below and mail it, along with your credit card information or check.
A Donor-Advised Fund or DAF, is a giving account established as a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Donors can contribute to the fund as frequently as they like, and then recommend grants to their favorite charitable organizations whenever it makes sense for them.
Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation.
Gifts in kind, also referred to as in-kind donations, is a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. Gifts in kind are distinguished from gifts of cash or stock.
By giving through recurring or one-time payroll deduction, a payroll deduction donation is automatically deducted from a paycheck. There are no extra fees and because employees’ payroll donations come out of their after-tax earnings, their donation is tax-deductible.
Planned giving is also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. In a nutshell, it is a donor’s intention to contribute a major gift to an organization, beyond their lifetime. So, unlike an annual gift (an outright gift made for current use), a planned gift is for the future. Essentially, donors make arrangements for planned gifts in the present but they are actually doled out at a later date.
Corporate giving programs allow companies of all sizes to make investments in social good. These programs are a form of corporate philanthropy that facilities charitable giving to nonprofit causes. Such programs are often driven by employee giving. In other words, the more employees contribute to philanthropic organizations, the more their company will donate.