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Guide to Giving

When you give to the Central Wyoming College Foundation, you can determine how the funds will be used and how you give. Gifts of all sizes are important for the college to meet the needs of the whole student through engaging curriculum, caring faculty and staff, pioneering research projects, safe campuses, and vibrant student services.

If you are unsure about where to direct your gift, please contact us. We will help you attain the impact that you desire with your gift.

Thank you!

Beth Monteiro, J.D.
Executive Director
CWC Foundation
monteiro@cwc.edu
307-855-2254

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    Current Use Gifts

    Current use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term to support the immediate priorities of the college, such as student access and support, construction projects, and innovative programs and offerings.

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    Endowed Gifts

    Endowed gifts provide security by expanding the permanent financial base and predictable income for the college and its students, such as scholarships and student support, endowed faculty/staff positions, programs and course offerings.


Easy ways to give

It is easy to open a world of possibilities for CWC students today and long into the future. Explore the links below to identify the type of gift that suits you.

Online Gifts

You can give one donation, or spread your gift into equal installments over a specified number of months. You can also set up a convenient recurring gift. The Foundation will deduct your specified amount each month for the period that you determine.

Gifts by Mail

Write your check payable to CWC Foundation.
Please note on the check’s memo line how you want to designate your gift or send us a separate note with your check to that effect. Unrestricted gifts provide the most flexibility to support the work of CWC.

Mail your gift to:

CWC Foundation
2660 Peck Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501

To donate stocks, please inform the CWC Foundation of the company stock/mutual fund you intend to transfer OR the approximate value of your gift and your stock broker’s name and telephone number. Please also include your gift designation. You can contact us via email at foundation@cwc.edu or call us at 307-855-2035 or 307-855-2254.

  • Transferring Securities
    To transfer gifts of securities to the CWC Foundation account, provide the following transfer instructions to your broker:
    • For tax purposes, the gift date is the date of receipt in CWC Foundation’s account. Please notify us when you initiate the transfer, and we will help track the transfer.
  • Securities held as physical certificates:
    Sign the backside of the stock certificate or an irrevocable stock power transferring ownership to the Central Wyoming College Foundation
    Note:  The signature on the stock power must be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution, such as a commercial bank, trust company, securities broker-dealer, credit union, or savings institution participating in a STAMP Medallion program approved by the Securities Transfer Association, Inc.
    • Send the stock certificate(s) along with a transmittal letter by certified mail to the following address:
      CWC Foundation 2660 Peck Ave. Riverton, WY 82501  
      Attn: Debbie Graham
      The date of the gift for tax purposes will be the postmark date.

  • Transferring mutual funds
    Gifts of To transfer gifts of mutual funds to the CWC Foundation, provide the following transfer instructions to your broker:
    • For tax purposes, the gift date is the date of receipt in CWC Foundation’s account. Please notify us when you initiate the transfer, and we will help track the transfer.

  • Transferring Government Bonds:
    To transfer government bonds to the CWC Foundation’s account, provide the following instructions to your broker:
    • The date of the gift for tax purposes is the date of receipt in CWC Foundation’s account. Please notify us as soon as the transfer is initiated and we can help track the transfer.

An endowment is a gift that holds its principle in perpetuity and is invested to provide income for a specific purpose. Endowments play an integral role in helping Central Wyoming College achieve its goals.

Donors can contribute any amount to the Central Wyoming College Foundation’s general endowment or an already established endowment fund.  The minimum required for establishing a new named endowed fund to benefit Central Wyoming College is $10,000.  

On a yearly basis, and in agreement with its board policy, the Foundation distributes investment income from over 100 endowment funds to the college for donor-designated scholarships, student support services, and academic programs. Central Wyoming College Foundation uses a weighted formula for calculating payout amounts. The payout policy is calculated to smooth year-to-year variations in market performance so the college can budget more precisely with a predictable and dependable source of funding.

A donor established endowment may only be accomplished via a gift agreement.  The staff will endeavor to work with donors to complete a formal gift use agreement, however, other documents such as wills, trusts, beneficiary designations; etc may also serve as the gift agreement establishing an endowed gift.  

For more details, contact us at foundation@cwc.edu

Matching gifts are a great way to double your impact. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Below is a partial list of companies who provide matching gifts. Contact your employer for forms and questions.

Company Name

Anadarko

Apache Corporation

AT&T

BNSF Railway

Chevron

Cloud Peak Energy

Devon Energy

Duke Energy

EnCana Oil & Gas

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

EOG Resources, Inc.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Farmers Insurance

First Interstate Bank

Halliburton

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

New York Life Insurance

Rocky Mountain Power/PacificCorp

State Farm Insurance

U.S. Bank

Union Pacific Railroad

Verizon

Wells Fargo Bank

Mail your completed matching gift form to:
CWC Foundation
2660 Peck Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501

If you need the Foundation’s EIN (Employer Identification Number) to complete the form, it is 83-6009533.

Email: foundation@cwc.edu

For wire transfer information, please contact Jenna Hague at 307-855-2035 or via email at jhague@cwc.edu

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or trust that leave to Central Wyoming College Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate to benefit Central Wyoming College.  By including a bequest to benefit CWC in your will or trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.

The following sample bequest/trust provisions will assist you and your attorney in drafting the language for your will or trust.

"I give...
_______________% of my estate, OR
the sum of $_______________, OR
the real property described on the deed as _______________, OR
personal property described as _______________, OR
all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, OR
_______________% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate 
to the Central Wyoming College Foundation. The Foundation shall hold, manage and distribute the funds in accordance with the Gift Use Agreement* entered into between me, the College, and the Foundation.

*Optional language: "If no such agreement exists at the time of my death, then...
the funds shall be unrestricted and held and managed as a part of the permanent endowment of the Foundation. 
OR
the funds shall be used for the highest and best purposes of the College.
OR
the funds shall be used for the following purpose _________________.  (Please contact the Foundation before executing your documents to ensure the intended uses can be complied with)
 
The Foundation's Tax ID is:  83-6009533
 
For other types of planned gifts, such as a Charitable Remainder Trust, please contact the Foundation at foundation@cwc.edu

Gifts-In-Kind are contributions of goods or services of value to Central Wyoming College, such as book collections, artwork, equipment, etc. Known as “gifts in kind,” these non-monetary donations constitute another important avenue of support for the College.  To learn more about any of these non-cash gift options, please contact the CWC Foundation at foundation@cwc.edu.

We welcome conversations about gifts of real property. Please contact Beth Monteiro at 307-855-2254 or monteiro@cwc.edu to discuss this type of gift.

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. For more information, please contact Beth Monteiro at 307-855-2254 or via email at monteiro@cwc.edu.

If you have a donor-advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, BNY Mellon, or Schwab Charitable, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the CWC Foundation directly from your fund.

Where to Give

Gifts are used for the highest and greatest need if they are donated without specific restrictions or are administered in following with a gift’s designated purpose.

Give to a program you love! View a list of our programs.

  • Rusty's Pantry provides food assistance to CWC students who are experiencing hunger, which in turn affects their ability to maintain their studies.
  • Book Assistance Fund helps rent or purchase books and access codes for students who are in need.
  • International Student Scholarship provides scholarships for CWC's international students. 

Key Initiatives