Methods of Giving

Harris Nussbaum and Wanda LambThere are many ways to contribute to the Napa Valley College Foundation.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Cash gifts
Cash gifts are outright gifts of cash, checks, money orders and Visa and MasterCard credit cards.   For assistance with making a gift by credit card, visit or call the Foundation office at (707) 253-3374 or email  Contribution form 

Securities gifts
Donation of your appreciated stocks and bonds will help you avoid paying capital gains taxes.  Stocks and bonds can be transferred to the NVC Foundation Morgan Stanley account using number 141-026946 dtc#0015.  Stock contribution form 

Gift in kind donations
Napa Valley College may accept non-cash or “in-kind” donations of equipment or materials if they can be used to the benefit of college programs and services. All non-cash donations must be accepted by the department chair and the NVC Foundation. 

Scholarship donors Harris Nussbaum and Wanda Lamb.

In order to expedite the approval for, and acceptance of, non-cash donations, please follow these guidelines:

  1. First contact the Foundation (707) 253-3374 to verify that the donated equipment or materials can and will be used in support of college activities.
  2. Then complete the Gift in Kind form.   Gift in Kind donation form

Employee payroll contribution
To begin your automatic donation to the Napa Valley College Foundation or to make changes to the amount you are donating, please complete the form and forward it to Patty McCart in the College Payroll Office.  If you have questions regarding the payroll contribution program, please contact Sonia Wright, Foundation Executive Director, at (707) 253-3378. Payroll contribution form

Planned giving, bequests & wills   
A bequest may be of a specific sum, a percentage or the residue of an estate, and may consist of cash, securities, insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property.  A bequest may be made through a will or by a living trust, and should be directed to the Napa Valley College Foundation.  We invite you to contact us and join our Legacy Society once you have created a bequest on our behalf.   Click here to join the Legacy Society 

Real estate gifts
Real Property includes all gifts of real estate.  In considering whether to accept the gift, the Foundation weighs its potential value to the College and determines whether a management plan can be implemented to maximize potential. 

Life Insurance gifts
Giving a new or existing life insurance policy may provide a charitable income tax deduction when you name the Napa Valley College Foundation as beneficiary and owner of the policy. 

Gift Annuity
This is a contract between The Foundation and a donor, in which the donor contributes cash or securities of $5,000 or more in return for a guaranteed, fixed income for life. The donor receives fixed income for life, a tax deduction, tax free income, and the personal satisfaction from making a gift of lasting significance. Upon the death of the donor, the residual annuity is given to the Napa Valley College Foundation. Contact the Foundation office for more information.

Charitable Remainder Trust  
Charitable remainder trusts offer a way to donate property and still retain an income source.  When you make a gift through a charitable remainder trust, you donate assets to a trust, naming Napa Valley College Foundation as the trust recipient. The trust will then pay you income for life or for the joint lives of you and your spouse.  After your death, or the death of your surviving spouse, the assets within the trust are distributed to the Napa Valley College Foundation. Seek the advice of your financial/estate planner to determine the best course of action for you.

Matching Gift
Corporations will often match gifts made by employees. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S. have adopted corporate matching gift programs.  Please consult your company’s human resources department for guidelines.

Tangible Personal Property Gift
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as artwork, collections, equipment, jewelry, wine, software, to the Foundation should have a use related to the Foundation’s exempt purpose. Gifts shall be accepted with the approval by the Foundation and the College.

The Foundation hosts or assists in hosting a few fund-raising events throughout the year.  An annual dinner and fund-raiser is usually held each fall to support the Foundation and a golf tournament is usually held in the spring to support the PE and Athletic Department.

Special Gifts
The Foundation is offering a number of naming opportunities as the Measure N construction projects on campus proceed.