Ways to Give

The CPTC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to raise charitable contributions in support of Clover Park Technical College. All gifts to the CPTC Foundation are fully deductible to the extent allowed by federal law. Contributions can be made in a variety of ways and used to enhance the programs and services that make CPTC a leader among technical colleges. Please visit our donation page to make a gift now. Thank you for your support of Clover Park Technical College!


Secure one-time or recurring gifts may be made online.


Checks can be made payable to CPTC Foundation. Please mail to:

CPTC Foundation
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-4004

In person

Lakewood Campus, Building 19, Room 101 (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)


There are two ways you can gift an automobile. The first is through a direct gift to the Automotive program at CPTC. Gifts of automobiles may be given to the automotive program to be used as teaching tools. To learn more, contact the automotive program directly at 253-589-6044. Automobiles may also be donated through our partner nonprofit CARS, which will pick up and sell the automobile and direct the proceeds to the CPTC Foundation. Donate online here or call toll-free (855) 500-7433 to arrange a junk car removal and donation to benefit the CPTC Foundation.

Gifts In Kind

In-kind gifts of personal property — supplies, equipment, and materials for the college— may be donated through the CPTC Foundation. Personal property donations generally are donated to be used within a specific program. To make donations of property, contact the specific program to gain approval for this gift in advance.

WA State Combined Fund Drive

WA State and higher education employees may make gifts through the Combined Fund Drive at their place of employment or at cfd.wa.gov.

CPTC Staff & Faculty Payroll Deduction

CPTC faculty and staff may have gifts deducted automatically from each paycheck by filling out a payroll deduction form.

Stocks & Securities**

Individuals with appreciated stocks often find these types of gifts have significant favorable tax incentives versus cash.

Instructions for Stock Transfer

These instructions are used exclusively for the transfer of U.S. stock and bond gifts to CPTC. To transfer mutual funds, foreign stocks, physical certificates, or any other gifts that may require special instructions, please contact the CPTC Foundation office at 253-589-6082. Give your stock broker the following information. If there are questions, have them contact the Foundation Office at 253-589-6082.

Pershing LLC
DTC# 443
CPTC Foundation
Tax ID 91-1565219

Estate and Planned Giving**

A planned gift is a lasting investment in Clover Park Technical College Foundation, advancing our mission and ensuring our ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future, as we have done for more than 25 years. From making a bequest to naming Clover Park Technical College Foundation as a beneficiary on your life insurance or IRA, there are many ways to support the college you love through legacy giving. We invite you to strengthen your commitment by considering one of the tax-advantaged giving opportunities below.

  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Bequests through will or living trust
  • Charitble remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • IRA beneficiary (IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plans)
  • Life insurance beneficiary
  • Closely held or restricted securities
  • Mutual fund shares
  • Appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)
  • Cash
  • Life income gifts

Planned gifts include provisions made in donors’ wills, gift annuities and the establishment of various trust vehicles. Often planned gifts are used to establish future named endowment funds. For many alumni and friends of CPTC, a charitable planned gift is the easiest and best way to make a gift to CPTC. By means of your will or estate plan, you can name Clover Park Technical College as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate. Many of the most powerful gifts with an enduring impact come from bequests. Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on. A gift through a will is the simplest method for creating a legacy type of gift. Gifts are also accepted from charitable trusts, annuities, and life insurance.

Rewards Programs

The CPTC Foundation is partnered with Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards. When you link your accounts to our organization, a portion of your purchase is donated to our Foundation. Find out more information by visiting our Amazon Smile page, or our Fred Meyer Community Rewards page. You can also choose to give through the PayPal Giving Fund. The process takes just a couple of minutes to set up and makes a lasting impact on CPTC and its students.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made to CPTC by their employees. If your or your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, please request a matching gift form from the company and send us the completed form with or following your gift. If the employer uses an online matching gift site, please send your gift to us and visit the company’s website to request that a matching gift be made.

**Contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by federal law. Gifts qualify for deductions and credits in the calendar year they are given. The CPTC Federal Tax Identification Number is 91-1565219.