• Giving

    Opportunities to pay it forward

    Education creates opportunity for all. Your gift will provide students with the tools they need to achieve success. The Edison State Community College 1973 Society fund provides scholarships and other support for hardworking students. There are many ways in which your gift will benefit Edison State students and our community. Each offers the perfect reflection of your personal interest. For questions regarding the types of gifts accepted by The Edison Foundation, please refer to our Gift Acceptance Policy. 

    Forms of giving


    In recent years, the Edison State Community College Piqua Campus has lost many trees due to the removal of diseased ash trees, environmental factors, and building additions. To maintain a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community, Edison State aims to plant 50 trees or more as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration. The College is committed to sustaining a vibrant and appealing exterior environment that reflects the high-quality education and support services offered within.


    You can be a part of this positive effort to help strengthen the campus environment for all visitors and the community by gifting a tree, which you will have the option to dedicate.


    As a member of the Edison State community, you are the driving force behind our Illuminate the Future Annual Scholarship Campaign and your participation helps to ensure our students' future success. Every gift is greatly appreciated. Click below for more information and to download a pledge form.


    The faculty and staff of Edison State believe that the work we do at the College, shapes the lives of students and strengthens the community. Giving back through the Illuminate the Future Annual Employee Scholarship Campaign is an opportunity for us to affirm this belief in the importance of our work—on behalf of our students and our community. Click below for more information and to download a pledge form.


    Endowments can be established to provide a permanent and personal way for you to make a difference in the life of an Edison State student. The Foundation manages an endowment by investing the original gift and then using the earnings to fund scholarships in perpetuity. The initial contribution can be paid over a period of up to five years and may be named to honor an individual or company. The Edison Foundation will also accept endowment gifts to benefit other purposes, such as faculty development, faculty chairs, childcare, instructional needs and special programs. Endowments are often created by donors who have made a bequest in their will.

    You may purchase a personalized paver that will be placed in the Edison State Community College courtyard. Personalized pavers are a beautiful way to honor a family member, friend or co-worker and leave your mark on the campus. Click below for complete paver information.


    The Duke Foundation Disc Golf Course at Edison State Community College is nestled within a beautiful mixture of woods, open fields and water and blends into the natural aesthetics of the 131-acre campus. The sport of disc golf appreciates the value of the landscape and appeals to any life style, age, athletic ability and gender. The only 18-hole course in the area, the Duke Foundation Disc Golf Course is open, accessible and free to the public. A donation to the Duke Foundation Disc Golf Course at Edison State Community College will assist in course maintenance, enhancements and beautification.

    A Memorial or Honorary Gifts is a beautiful and lasting way to honor the memory of a loved one, classmate or professor. A card will be sent notifying the family or honoree of your gift.

    A Corporate Sponsorship of an Edison State Community College academic, cultural, social or sporting event is a great way to support the College while making a positive statement about your company's philosophy to both your clients and the public at large. As a corporate sponsor, you provide your company with numerous benefits, including the ability to reach new target audiences, increase customer loyalty and make a social impact in the community where you do business. More than 85 percent of consumers say they will switch brands to support a worthy cause.

    Planned Gifts such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and naming the college as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy are important ways to help build Edison State’s endowment and to provide funds for the future use by the College.

    Many Financial Accounts (savings, checking, CDs, mutual funds) allow payable upon death designation. This type of gift allows the donor to name Edison State Community College as the beneficiary of the account and provides estate tax savings. The donor retains the right to change or revoke the designation at any time.

    A bequest to Edison State Community College via your will is the simplest plan you can make. A bequest can be designated for any amount and almost any purpose. A bequest permits you to make a substantial gift to the College without decreasing the assets available to you during your lifetime. 

    An easy way to double or even triple your donation to Edison State Community College is to inquire as to whether your company has a matching gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making your employer a partner in supporting Edison State. Obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources office, fill it out and send it with your contribution. 

    Charitable gifts of securities are great ways to support Edison State and may reduce capital gain or estate taxes.

  • Methods of giving

  • Your contribution, no matter the size, helps sustain Edison State's learning community. You can make of a cash donation by contacting us at 937.778.7805 and making arrangements to deliver payment to an Edison Foundation officer.

    You can utilize our secure PayPal payment method to make an immediate donation. You may use this method and pay via a PayPal account or other major credit or debit cards. Click below to make a donation.


    We welcome your gift through a pledge or formal statement of intent to make a gift to the College. You may complete your gift by making regular payments over time. Each payment of your pledge is eligible for use as a tax deduction.

    We can also set up an automatic recurring gift program. This enables you to donate a given amount on a monthly basis or other set schedule. Download an Automatic Donor Program form here.

  • The Edison Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
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