HACC Foundation FAQs

Who is conducting the gifts campaign?
The HACC Foundation in cooperation with the college and its Board is conducting the Share the Vision...Shape the Future gift campaign on behalf of HACC.

What is the HACC Foundation?
The Foundation is a separate, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to support the mission of Harrisburg Area Community College. The Foundation is comprised of community leaders from the region served by HACC. These individuals generously give of their time, talents and resources.

Why is the HACC Foundation conducting a gifts campaign?
Because the region now faces important challenges and opportunities that Harrisburg Area Community College is best positioned to address. The need for a skilled workforce has been cited by community leaders as critical to the region’s economic development. Our citizens are not attending college at a rate that can generate and sustain regional prosperity. Therefore, HACC and the Foundation are moving forward with a gifts campaign to help the region resolve its challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. This Campaign will offer the opportunity to invest in the future for our region by increasing access and opportunity, providing seed money to initiate new workforce programs, and insuring excellence in instructional equipment and technology that will build the workforce of today and tomorrow.

How will investors be recognized?
All donors will be recognized on our donor wall of honor and will be listed in The HACC Foundation’s Annual Report. If you wish for your gift to remain anonymous, The HACC Foundation will honor your wishes. Specific gift amounts will not be included; however, names will be listed by giving ranges. Endowment funds provide a perpetual recognition opportunity. 

Will the Campaign accept multi-year pledges?
Yes! Multi-year pledges (up to three years) enable investors to make more significant investments than might be possible with one-time cash gifts and realize optimal tax savings. The pledge option also provides investors more time to create endowed funds that will leave a permanent legacy. Our Naming Gift Opportunities sheet provides more details.

Where should I direct my gift?
All gifts should be made out to The HACC Foundation and we will direct it per your request to the particular opportunity you wish to support.

How much of my gift will actually go to the cause I’m supporting?
Fully 95 percent of each donor gift will be used as directed. We reserve 5 percent to finance development and campaign-related expenses.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, The HACC Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions toward the Major Gifts Campaign are tax deductible.

Will you advise me on legal and tax issues connected to my gift?
The HACC Foundation cannot dispense legal or tax advice.We recommend that you consult an attorney with any legal questions and an attorney, a certified public accountant, or any other qualified financial consultant to address your tax questions.

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