Ways to Give
When you support the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, you help make sure that the College remains the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester Counties. Every gift, of every size, directly supports our ability to provide a first-rate education to everybody.
There are many ways to support the Educational Foundation! You can make a gift online via PayPal. If you wish to send a check, please mail it along with your contact information to:
Delaware County Community College
Office of Institutional Advancement
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
If you wish to pay your gift over time, we are happy to work with you to establish a pledge. We accept gifts of cash, marketable securities, and planned gifts, such as bequests, life insurance policies, and trusts. The staff of the College’s Educational Foundation is available to answer your questions and to help you plan your gift to the College.
The Educational Foundation also seeks corporate sponsorships for various programs and events, including our annual Golf Classic.
The Educational Foundation sincerely appreciates the support from everyone in our donor family whose collective support directly helps eliminate every barrier to an education. Please make your gift today which will help us respond to the continuing needs of our hard-working students and faculty. Feel free to contact the Advancement Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call
Photo: Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation Executive Director Rachel McCausland with Andy and Sharon Kelleher of the Kelleher Connect Opportunity Fund, at the 2023 annual Golf Classic
President’s Circle members provide support for the College and our students through generous annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Gifts from President’s Circle members provide educational opportunities and scholarships for students, curriculum enhancements, and contribute to the realization of our College's Strategic Plan.
- An invitation to an annual meeting with the President
- Opportunities to engage with our President and College leadership
- Recognition as a President’s Circle member in the Honor Roll of Donors
- Special communications about new initiatives
- Helping thousands of students reach their full potential
By joining the President’s Circle, and by renewing your membership each year, you make a powerful and lasting statement about the value of investing in Delaware County Community College and the success of our students. Your support means the world to us and contributes to the continued growth and excellence of our institution.
Scholarships are critical for college students who cannot afford the full cost of their education. Thanks to the support of our many supporters, the college’s Educational Foundation awards approximately $700,000 in direct support to students each year.
Donors wishing to establish a scholarship may award an annual scholarship or create an endowed scholarship in perpetuity.
Annual scholarships may be established in any amount and will be presented in the full amount to the students who meet the guidelines established by the donor.
Endowed scholarships provide a permanent source of scholarship aid. They are established with a gift of $10,000 or more, which is placed in the Foundation’s investment portfolio. A portion of the interest generated from the endowed scholarship fund is awarded annually to the students who meet the guidelines established by the donor.
Annual and endowed scholarships may be named for the donor, a loved one, a corporation, foundation, or organization. To learn more about establishing and naming a scholarship at the College, please contact the Educational Foundation at
Are you a student interested in applying for one of the Educational Foundation’s scholarships? You can apply for a scholarship during the application cycle, which begins in January each year.
Delaware County Community College works with dozens of regional employers who generously support our mission, either through ongoing programs or special events. All of these sponsorships provide wonderful visibility and client entertaining opportunities. For more information on our annual golf classic, visit dccc.edu/golf-classic. For more information on how we can design a sponsorship proposal to meet your company’s unique needs, please contact the Advancement office at email@example.com.
The Opportunity Fund helps turn financial obstacles into educational possibilities by providing aid for items students may need help to maintain their enrollment. The Opportunity Fund supports scholarship assistance and innovative faculty and staff initiatives to improve classroom learning.
Student Resource Center
Delaware County Community College’s Student Resource Center provides critical outreach, advocacy, and holistic support to meet the unmet needs to our students, and is supported by grants from the Educational Foundation. Donors to the Student Resource Center support initiatives such as the campus food pantry, transportation assistance, the textbook loan program, and emergency grants for students experiencing unanticipated financial emergencies that would otherwise prevent them from attending classes.
Your planned gift today can help support determined students and devoted faculty tomorrow, and setting one up can be as simple as adding a sentence to your will or completing a new insurance beneficiary form. For more details, visit dccc.edu/planned-giving.