Ways to Give

The Foundation is focused on growing resources and connections that will help us support students, build strong programs, and ultimately meet Middle Tennessee’s growing workforce needs. Whether you represent a foundation or corporation, own a local business, or simply want to make an impact in your community, there are unlimited and creative ways to support our mission and the students we serve.

Ways to Give 

There are a number of ways gifts may be made to benefit the Nashville State Community College Foundation.


Visit NSCC.edu/donate.

Recurring gifts are welcome and can be established through our online gift portal, linked above.

By Check 

Checks should be made payable to Nashville State Community College Foundation and mailed to the Foundation Office.

NSCC Foundation
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209 

When You Shop 

Did you know that some companies will automatically make a donation to the NSCC Foundation each time you shop with them?


Enroll your Kroger Plus card in the Kroger Community Rewards program by visiting their website and searching for “Nashville State Community College Foundation”; you can also use our organization number: GV949

Matching Gifts 

Matching gifts are a type of corporate giving program that essentially doubles an employee’s initial donation to a nonprofit organization. If your or your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, please request a matching gift form from the company’s Human Resources Office and notify us following your gift. If the employer uses a matching gift site, please visit the company’s website after making your gift to request that the matching gift be made.

Making a Pledge 

In general, pledges must be paid by June 30. Pledges of $5,000 or more can be paid over 3-5 years. Contact Ryan Parker for more information.

Gifts In-Kind 

Charitable giving comes in many shapes and sizes, including gifts of personal property as well as time and service. 

Gifts of Stock 

If you would like to gift securities, please contact Cecily Stone in the Foundation office to request transfer instructions.

Planned Gifts 

We hope you will consider including the Foundation in your estate or financial plans and help sustain our mission for generations to come. Whatever approach you choose, your gift will support student success at Nashville State. 

If you would like to discuss a planned gift, please contact Cecily Stone in the Foundation office.

Employee Giving 

No one understands the complexity our students face in attempt to obtain a quality education better than you, our staff. Currently 13% of our employees actively participate in our Annual Campaign and we want to see that number grow! It’s not about the size of your gift, it’s about what we can accomplish together as a team! By giving to our campaign on an ongoing basis, you are moving us closer towards the College’s 2030 Vision by removing barriers and granting access for our students.

Together, we can accomplish so much. Please consider enrolling in payroll giving to ensure that our students have no barriers to the education they deserve. For more information, contact Ryan Parker.

Complete Staff Pledge Card 

Support the Campus Cupboard 

We are ALWAYS accepting donations of shelf stable, non-perishable food and personal care items for the Campus Cupboard. Interested in donating? Shop our Amazon Wish Lists, check the Needs List below for suggested items to donate, or make a monetary contribution here. 

Items purchased from our Amazon wish lists will ship directly to the Foundation offices for distribution among our pantry locations. Otherwise, donations can be dropped off at the NSCC Foundation offices, located in room H-120 of the Health & Humanities Building on NSCC’s White Bridge Road Campus. To make a donation drop-off appointment or if your group or organization would like to host a donation drive, please contact Chelsea Spence.


Would you like to volunteer in the Cupboard? Please contact: 

Donor Bill of Rights 

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations. 

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights: 

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Adopted 1993 • Copyright AFP, AHP, CASE, Giving Institute 2015 • All rights reserved