Areas of Support – Annual Giving & Major Gifts
Area of Greatest Need
The CPTC Foundation has more than 100 accounts to support scholarships, emergency assistance, programs, students, staff and faculty. Donors who wish to make the greatest impact may choose to donate toward the Area of Greatest Need. Funds are directed by the CPTC Foundation Board of Directors, as needed, to the most pressing needs that emerge, which include support for scholarships, emergency assistance, and vital support to CPTC and its students.
The CPTC Foundation has more than 50 named and endowed scholarship accounts. Donors may choose to make the greatest impact by supporting our general scholarship fund or they may choose to contribute to any of our program and community scholarships. For a complete list of all scholarship funds, please contact the CPTC Foundation office at 253-589-6082.
General Scholarships: Scholarships enable students to focus on their education by lessening their financial burden. Scholarships are merit-based and competitive. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify. Scholarships are awarded on a quarterly basis with a minimum quarterly award of $600. General scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of program.
Named Scholarships: Named scholarships have been established by and in support of specific programs or for specific groups of students (i.e. veterans, single parent, need-based, women, international, etc.) For more information on establishing a named scholarship, please contact the foundation office for specific guidelines.
Endowed Scholarships: Endowed scholarships have been established through a significant contribution into an endowment fund. Endowed scholarships support scholarships for specific programs or for specific groups of students (i.e. veterans, single parent, need-based, women, international, etc.) For more information on establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact the foundation office for specific guidelines.
Emergency Support Funds
The CPTC Foundation provides emergency support through a variety of different assistance programs. For a complete list of all emergency support funds, please contact the CPTC Foundation office at 253-589-6082.
Student Emergency Assistance Program: The Student Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP) provides up to $250 for an immediate non-academic need (rent, utilities, medical, transportation, etc.) deterring success at CPTC.
Emerging Butterflies: Support to the Emerging Butterflies program provides emergency assistance for the Hayes Child Development Center for purchase of emergency supplies for children enrolled at the Hayes Center. This fund also supports the campus food pantry, Holiday House, and other emergency assistance initiatives through the CPTC Foundation.
Emerging Needs – Programs: Keeping our programs current and relevant, these funds are allocated based upon a list of needs determined by college leadership. Contact the Foundation office for more information or to make a gift to support the needs of CPTC.
Faculty/Staff Development: These funds provide faculty/staff with resources to participate in professional development activities, allowing them to exchange knowledge, keep teaching industry skills current, integrate technology, and enrich their classrooms.
Ways of Giving
- Credit card
- WA State Combined Fund Drive
- Payroll deduction for staff & faculty
- Estate Planning
- Amazon Smile
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards
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