Ways to Give
Established in 1985, the Meridian Technology Center Foundation was designed to assist in the advancement of educational and training opportunities for individuals attending Meridian Technology Center. This support is done by securing private donations to provide financial assistance for students. As the needs of our students have expanded over the years, so has the fundraising mission of the Foundation. It is through the generous support of our donors, that individuals are truly able to experience all facets of the education and training that Meridian Technology Center provides.
The way in which you decide to give your donation to Meridian Technology Center Foundation can be as unique as you are. We will gladly partner with you to create a one-of-a-kind giving opportunity based on your particular passion. Whether your gift is a one-time donation or an annual scholarship opportunity, your generosity is appreciated. Each year countless students attending Meridian are able to achieve their career training goals because of your support.
Below is a list of opportunities for contributing and making an impact on the educational opportunities for our students. All gifts are tax deductible and you will receive an official acknowledgment and receipt for your gift. The Meridian Technology Center Foundation has 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. To contribute, contact Alane Zannotti at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-377-3333.
Types of Scholarships
Annual scholarships are those that are funded each year by donors. An annual gift, in any amount, may be used to provide a scholarship for a deserving Meridian Technology Center student. Donors choose on an annual basis to continue to provide scholarship funding. These scholarships give donors the flexibility in cost and commitment. Gifts made to annual scholarships are generally not invested and do not earn additional income. By making an annual scholarship gift, donors can direct their contribution to the general scholarship fund to help pay for tuition, student organization membership dues and supplies necessary for career training.
An endowment is an amount of money given to Meridian Technology Center Foundation with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to award student scholarships. Endowments can be established with cash gifts, securities or other property, or may be funded with a series of gifts made over time. They may also be funded through a bequest or other deferred gift or through a combination of lifetime and deferred gifts.
Earnings will be awarded once the endowment reaches the minimum required funding level and after the funds have been invested one fiscal year. Because the principal of the endowment is never spent, such a gift represents an enduring tribute to the person honored by the fund.
Community Pillar Endowment
This endowment can make a difference in the lives of others by putting education in their reach. This program is in recognition of companies, businesses and individuals who desire to strengthen the quality of life for others. In return, donors’ names will be permanently linked to the scholarship each establishes. This is a $10,000 gift, which may be funded over a period of years.
The Francis Tuttle Society
This endowment was established in 1997 to honor Dr. Francis Tuttle for his unmatched contributions to vocational-technical education. This endowment honors individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations making gifts of $25,000 to the Meridian Technology Center Foundation.