The Foundation Board and York Technical College community are grateful for the philanthropic resources generously donated to support the College’s mission of “Transforming lives and elevating our communities through the fearless pursuit of excellence in student success.”

We invite you to join with our business partners, public and private foundations, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to help us build a well-educated, globally competitive work force. Your contributions to the foundation provide access to education, innovative programs, and engaging learning environments.

Your support, regardless of the type or amount, positively impacts the lives of York Technical College students and the communities served by the College. The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, stocks, real estate, in-kind donations, and planned gifts. Through company matching gift programs, contributions can easily be doubled or tripled.

You can safely and securely make your pledge or gift online. Click here to support today. If you need assistance in creating a giving strategy that meets your needs, please contact the Foundation at 803-981-5050 or

Together, we can develop a foundation that will allow us to continue building our community. By building a better community, we will create better lives.

Ways to Give

The York Technical College Foundation welcomes all gifts, regardless of type or size, and is happy to work with you and your financial advisor to maximize the tax benefit for you and the value of your gift to the Foundation. You may make your gift in several ways

Cash – The simplest and easiest gifts you can make can be made through online credit/debit card transactions, cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to the York Technical College Foundation. Online gifts to the Foundation are safe and secure and can be made by clicking here to be transferred to our online giving page.

In-Kind Donations – Gifts of tangible items of value, include equipment, technology, and educational supplies, may enable you to make a significant gift to support the missions of the Foundation and College. To make an in-kind gift, please contact the Foundation at 803-981-5050.

Matching Gifts – An easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Foundation is through a company sponsored Matching Gift Program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations. Check with your company’s Human Resources Office for details.

Pledges – You may make a gift through a pledge, a formal statement of intention to make a gift. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered. Pledges can be made online by going to our secure online giving page.

Stocks and Bonds – Gifts of appreciated securities or stocks also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the Foundation before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid capital gains tax. If you are interested in making a gift of securities, please notify the Foundation at 803-981-5050 as you work with your broker.

Planned Gifts – You may be able to reduce inheritance taxes by designating the Foundation as a beneficiary in your estate plans.
– Bequests – You may designate specific gifts of cash, property, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate in your will.
– Lead Trusts – Property or assets may stay in the family, while your gift reduces estate taxes and supports the Foundation.
– Life Income Gifts – Gifts of appreciated property may generate income for you with tax benefits (i.e. gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.)
– Life Insurance – Designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of a policy supports the Foundation’s mission and provides you with a tax deduction.

Real or Personal Property – You can deduct the full fair-market value of gifts of real estate or personal property. Your gifts of non-cash property may provide an ideal way for you to make a contribution.

Retirement Plan Gifts – Remainder interest in IRA, 401K, and 403b plans may be designated to provide an income stream to loved ones and ultimately benefit the Foundation at substantial tax savings.