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Gifts to Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) directly benefit students and enhance SWCC's educational programs and services.  By giving your support, you can gain the satisfaction of supporting the education of a deserving student while, at the same time, saving money on your taxes (gifts are tax deductible within the guidelines of the I.R.S.).  Whether you can contribute $1,000 or $25, you will make a big difference in the lives of many students.

"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."  -John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

How can you make a gift to SWCC?

SWCC offers several options for those who wish to make a gift to the College.  Gifts can be made to the SWCC Alumni Scholarship and the SWCC Educational Foundation.  For more information about giving to the College, please contact Susan Lowe at 276.964.7348.

Alumni Scholarship Fund

Two $500 SWCC Alumni Scholarships are awarded yearly to a 1st or 2nd year SWCC student who is the child of a SWCC graduate.  This scholarship is designed to supplement the student by aiding in the purchase of books, tuition, or curriculum supplies.

If you wish to make a donation to this scholarship fund, please make checks payable to:  
SWCC Educational Foundation 
and mail to:

Alumni Office
P.O. Box 1101
Richlands, VA 24641

The Alumni Office wishes to thank those who have donated money and other items to help make alumni events a huge success. Thank you for your generosity and continued support.

The SWCC Educational Foundation

Planned giving can provide opportunities both to realize your personal financial goals and to contribute to the financial needs of non-profit community organizations such as your community college.

To continue the greatly needed services for the region, the College has many needs and there are opportunities to assist in a variety of ways.  The following areas have been identified as continuing critical needs for the future:

  •  General Scholarships and Endowed Scholarships
  •  Endowed Faculty Chair Positions
  •  Faculty and Staff Professional Development
  •  Instructional Equipment
  •  Cultural Activities and Events
  •  Development of Campus Recreation and Lighting
  •  Aquatic Health Center

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day…Teach a man to fish and you
feed him for a lifetime."    -Chinese Proverb