Why support TCC?

Tidewater Community College graduates are found in every walk of life in our community. By supporting TCC, you are supporting the quality of life in Hampton Roads.



$100 provides a student with supplies needed to be successful in a TCC course.


$250 covers the approximate cost of a textbook for one course


$500 is the approximate cost of a three-credit hour course for one student.


$1,000 allows a student to take two three-credit hour courses in a semester.


$6,000 covers the approximate cost of one students tuition, books and fees for one year.


$10,000 covers the approximate cost of three full-time students courses for a semester.

At Tidewater Community College, private philanthropy fuels our forward progress. Every day, programs and initiatives made possible by donors are touching the lives of thousands on campus and throughout our community. Your gift is a testament to your belief in TCC’s mission and values. Your generosity has a significant impact on our students, faculty, programs, and our community.

Ways To Give


Gifts made by check should be sent to:

TCC Educational Foundation
121 College Place, Suite 622
Norfolk, VA 23510


If you prefer to make a gift over the phone, you can reach us at (757) 822-1080.

Credit Card

Make a one-time gift using our secure online donation form. This form can be used to make an honor or memorial gift.


Endowment gifts provide TCC the financial foundation on which its future depends. Endowments provide a permanent funding source for programs and scholarships, as they exist in perpetuity. These extraordinary gifts are carefully managed by the TCC Educational Foundation to provide ongoing support for our students and programs. Donors may elect to designate their gift to an existing endowment or establish a personal endowment for a specific purpose. Whatever the purpose, supporting an endowment gives you the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will benefit students and the Hampton Roads community for many generations.


TCC benefits from a surprising range of tangible personal property gifts and gifts-in-kind. Both the value to the College and your potential tax benefits depend upon the use of the gift.

Honor or Memorial Giving

You have the opportunity to honor a family member or friend, mark a special occasion, remember a loved one or thank a dedicated faculty or staff member with an honor or memorial gift. Your gift will be used to meet TCC’s most pressing needs through The Opportunity Fund, or you may direct your support to a program or initiative of your choice.

Matching Gifts

If your employer offers a matching gift program, you can multiply the power of your gift by sending your firm’s completed matching gift form along with your contribution. Some employers match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well. Please click here to find out if your employer has a matching gift policy.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts provide flexible options to let you decide now on the terms of a future gift. Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, and other contributions made through a donor’s estate. Planned giving strategies help you build a meaningful legacy that will influence the future by providing crucial support to TCC students and the Hampton Roads community for generations to come. Charitable gift planning creates powerful giving opportunities that will support TCC for many years. Planned giving allows you to determine how you want to be known and influence the future.


Making a pledge commitment allows you to distribute your payments in a variety of ways. You may make pledge payments over time by credit card, check or automatic bank draft.

Real Estate

Many types of real estate – such as personal residences, farms, undeveloped land, and commercial properties – can be utilized to make a gift to Tidewater Community College. Donors of real estate receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax. In addition, your outright gift of real estate typically avoids maintenance costs, property taxes, insurance, and other on-going expenses.


Your gift of securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) can provide you with significant tax and financial benefits, such as bypassing capital gains taxes and providing a valuable income tax deduction – both of which effectively reduce the cost of making your gift. Your gift of securities is an investment in the future of our students and our community.

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