Corporate gifts take many forms, depending on a company's interests and the college's needs. While some companies give cash, others make gifts of equipment and software to upgrade teaching and research laboratories and faculty offices. Several gift opportunities are available.
Scholarships, fellowships and financial aid
Scholarships, fellowships or financial aid can be named for a company or company foundation.
Endowed professorships and other endowments
Endowments ensure long-term viability.
New curriculum development grants
Curriculum grants keep HMC programs on the cutting edge.
New faculty development grants
Faculty grants help junior faculty get started on innovative research.
Financial support to student organizations
Financial support can be given to organizations ranging from the Society of Women Engineers to student chapters of professional organizations.
Corporate gifts of research support can come in the form of cash, equipment or fellowship assistance in a field or discipline close to a company's interests.
Software and equipment
Corporate gifts in this category range from computers to laboratory equipment.
New building and laboratory construction
This type of corporate gift also includes plant renewal.
Partnership gifts assist with operating costs.
Corporate gifts of unrestricted funds can help deans and department chairs take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
Corporate matching funds
Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions that their employees make. Your gift may double or possibly triple. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, go to Employer Matching Gifts Search.
Travel grants help students continue their learning outside of the classroom.
Intellectual property, pre-IPO stock and real estate
These gifts offer attractive tax-planning advantages for philanthropic donors.