Employee Giving

Having Heart... Employee Gifts Change Lives

Thank you for your focus, time and efforts on behalf of our students and our College. As you know, scholarship support for our students falls short each year, preventing many students from enrolling or completing their educations. We’re asking that each SLCC employee make a greater difference in the lives of students by contributing to our Employee Giving campaign.

The campaign runs August 2017 – June 2018, and we’re seeking participation from full-time and part-time faculty and staff from all divisions across all campuses. For our 2016 Employee Giving Campaign, 164 SLCC employees raised $14,069.81 for student scholarships, and academic and cultural programs. This year our goal is to achieve 246 participants and $22,000 in donations. Every gift counts!


Why give?

  • Your donation is an investment in our College to better lives and our community.
  • Your gift helps students take a full load of classes, afford books and fees, and stay in school for consecutive semesters.
  • Employee giving is crucial for fundraising, especially when Foundation staff members meet with potential donors. Employee participation shows that our workforce is invested in the College.

What to give?

Giving is a personal decision. But whatever amount you choose to give, your participation reflects your commitment to the College and its future. Even a little can make a big difference, and no amount is too small: $5; $50; $500 or more.

Ways to Give

  • Credit Card Online
  • Payroll Deduction – Just complete the payroll deduction form and drop it in campus mail. Spread out your donation over bimonthly payments. For example, donate $5 per pay period totals $120 per year.
  • eSignature Payroll Deduction – It’s easy to give with secure eSignature now in place! Complete the online form and hit submit.
  • Through retirement planning – Join us for a financial planning seminar series. For details, call the Development Office, 801-957-4247.
  • Check, payable to:
    • Salt Lake Community College Foundation
      Development Office
      P.O. Box 30808
      Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

Donor Spotlight

Sharlee

"After losing my father at age 14, I was reluctant to leave my mother. I even passed on two leadership scholarships to other colleges because I was afraid to leave home. My brother was seeking a degree in electricity at the College, so I tagged along and enrolled at 17. I got involved in student government, which provided me a scholarship, and I learned from incredible leaders and mentors.

I could never repay all the individuals who have helped shape my life at SLCC. I consider myself very blessed from my experience, so giving to the SLCC scholarship fund through Employee Giving was a no-brainer. I don't consider my donation a gift, I consider it a wise investment, and you should too."

Sharlee Smith, Creative Services Manager, Institutional Marketing

Employee alumni in their own words

Tyler HallTyler Hall
SLCC Contact Center manager and alum

A tuition waiver from SLCC made it possible for me to attend classes full time. I was able to focus my energy on my studies, which resulted in better grades, allowing me to graduate and transfer to Utah State University quicker than if I had to work full time to pay for school.

Now, as Contact Center manager at SLCC, I hear stories every day from students who want to further their education but are held back by financial challenges. Donating to Salt Lake Community College can provide opportunities for students who have the will and desire to learn but lack financial resources.


Talieya WallaceTalieya S. Wallace
SLCC Development administrative assistant and 2015 graduate

As a recent student, there was one month when I really struggled financially and couldn't afford textbooks, and I contemplated skipping the semester. I applied for and received a scholarship, which lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders and motivated me to stay on course to complete my degree on time.

Donating to SLCC can relieve student anxieties that come with paying tuition. It can empower students to keep moving forward, despite their difficult situations, and help them succeed academically. As a scholarship and tuition-waiver recipient, and now full-time SLCC employee, I plan to pay it forward to help the next student generation.


Ashley NobleAshley Noble
Student Services enrollment specialist and student

I couldn't have gone to college without a scholarship and grant from Salt Lake Community College. I’m stressed financially, and the help I’ve received has been more than I could have hoped for.

Words do not express how grateful I am for this institution and its help. It’s so important to give to SLCC because there are students like me who will not receive an education without help.


Contact

Laurie Staton
Director of Sustainable Giving
laurie.staton@slcc.edu
801.957.4654;