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NWF State College strives to provide instruction that reaches students where they are, recognizes where they come from and take them to where they want to go.
Many companies set aside special funds each year to match contributions their employees make to qualified non-profit organizations. Most often, the companies match contributions dollar for dollar, but matches can vary. Check your company’s matching guidelines to increase the impact of your personal contribution.
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Thoughtful estate and gift planning can benefit you, your family and Northwest Florida State College. Planned gifts name the Northwest Florida State College Foundation as a beneficiary in a bequest, life insurance policy, or charitable remainder trust, to name a few. With your legal, financial and tax advisors, we can help you create a plan that suits your personal circumstances. Planned gifts may be recognized through the Foundation’s Legacy Circle.
President’s Circle gifts provide the college the flexibility to use the funds where they are needed most – for program support, instructional needs, support to the Foundation, and many other crucial expenses that benefit NWF State College students. The President’s Circle is open to any individual or organization contributing an unrestricted, minimum gift of $500 annually. Benefits to joining the President’s Circle include invitation to attend college sponsored events as VIPs, a lapel pin, and recognition on our website.
Visionary Society members are an elite group of benefactors committed to building a strong foundation for years to come. Gifts to the Visionary Society allow you to directly accomplish your philanthropic goals while helping Northwest Florida State College fund its initiatives. The Visionary Society is open to any individual or organization who establishes an endowment at Northwest Florida State College.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) is a non-profit organization responsible for sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research. From living shorelines to invasive species removal, CBA works to improve swimmable, fishable waterways in our communities.
For more than 20 years, Mattie Kelly Arts Center has been providing world-class productions to patrons in the Southeastern United States. In addition to hosting Broadway shows, the Arts Center is also home to the Northwest Florida State College Department of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts, and hosts a myriad of student-run shows. The Arts Center boasts a variety of theaters, galleries, and even an outdoor amphitheater that makes it an ideal venue for any style of performance.
The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization and relies on private support, corporate support and grants for financial support. Your generous tax-deductible donation helps ensure bringing great music, guest artists and educational outreach to Northwest Florida.
The Northwest Florida State College Foundation can accept publicly traded securities, closely held securities, tangible personal property, and real estate gifts. Under most circumstances, these gifts will be sold upon receipt so that donors’ philanthropic visions can be realized quickly. However, these gifts must be reviewed by the Finance and Investment Committee prior to acceptance. Please see our gift acceptance policy for more information.
Many generous non-cash contributions are valuable to our institution. If you have a non-cash, in-kind contribution, please contact the Foundation or the appropriate department chair to determine if Northwest Florida State College can accept your gift.
The in-kind donation form must be completed by the donor and signed by the department chair/Foundation staff representative at the time your gift is received.
Cash gifts are a tried-and-true method of giving. We gladly accept cash gifts that may be applied toward a specific cause or the college’s general fund.
Gifts may be dropped off during business hours or mailed to the NWF State College Foundation office.
Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus
Office Suite 205, 2nd Floor – just outside of Raider Central, across from the digital wall
100 College Boulevard, Building 400 (SSC)
Niceville, FL 32578
Northwest Florida State College Foundation
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Northwest Florida State College Foundation.” Please indicate on the memo line how you would like your gift to be utilized (name of the fund/membership/event).
Establishing a restricted program enhancement fund that will have an almost immediate impact on students requires a gift of $1,000 or more, payable at once or over a period of 12 months.
Establishing an endowed program enhancement fund that will last in perpetuity requires a gift of $15,000 or more, payable at once or over a period of up to five years.
Sponsorships offer businesses the opportunity to show their dedication to the community.
A variety of sponsorships are available for events and programs. These include, but are not limited to, the following opportunities:
If you are interested in sponsoring any college activities or events, please contact the Foundation at (850) 729-5357.
Seize the opportunity to touch the future and change it in a positive way by supporting the NWF Annual Fund. A great transformation of our college has begun and we invite you to be a part of it!
Gifts to the NWF Annual Fund:
As a college employee, your gifts to the Faculty and Staff Campaign help NWF State College ensure: