Belmont College

Frequently Asked Questions - Annual Campaign

“Every gift is an act of philanthropy and will allow Belmont College to continue providing a top-notch education to our students.”

Q: What is the Annual Campaign and why should I give?
A:
The Annual Campaign is the cornerstone of philanthropic support at Belmont College: An Annual Campaign gift supports our students and programs and is the most direct way to make a positive impact on the educational experience.

Annual Campaign gifts touch many lives, providing resources for students that might not otherwise be available without the generosity of people like you.  Your Annual Campaign gift directly impacts a student’s opportunity to succeed.  Every gift is important to the educational experience of Belmont students and significantly enhances their ability to achieve their goals and become successful.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?
A:
Yes!  Contributions benefit Belmont College and are administered by the Belmont Technical College Foundation, Inc.  The Belmont College Foundation is classified as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and thus your contribution is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Q: Can I make a gift in honor of someone?
A:
Yes!  Some parents choose to honor their son or daughter or their child’s favorite faculty or stall member; quite a few alumni make gifts in honor of a classmate, spouse, or fondly remembered faculty member.  You may also make your gift in memory of someone.  We will notify the honored individual or the family that your gift – without reference to the amount – was made.

Q: What are matching gifts and will my employer match my gift?
A:
Many companies match the charitable contributions of their employees.  In this way, the impact of your gift to Belmont College may be doubled or even tripled.  To have your gift matched, request a matching gift form from your human resources department, complete what’s necessary, and send it along to us with your gift.  We’ll take it from there.

Q: I can afford a small gift. Will that really help?
A:
Absolutely.  A gift of any size directly supports our students and programs and your gift says that you believe in Belmont College.  Some foundations and other grant-making organizations look at giving participation rates when awarding grant requests.  Your gift, viewed as a vote of confidence, could help us secure many more dollars in external funding.

Q: I’d like to give $100, but right now I can manage only $25 a month.  Can I give a gift over time?
A:
Of course!  Giving incrementally is easy.  Just let us know how much you want to pledge, how much you are giving now, and what you would like to give in the future.

Q: Can I leave to Belmont College in my will?
A:
Yes!  Will commitments are a great way to support organizations you care about!  If you would like more information about naming Belmont College in your will or if you have already made provisions for the College, contact Erin R. Neely, Coordinator of Development, at the contact information listed below.

Q: What if I have more questions?
A:
We love questions!  Just email Erin R. Neely, Coordinator of Development, at eneely@belmontcollege.edu or give her a call at 740.699.3800.

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Contact Information

R.J. Konkoleski
Director of Development and External Affairs
740.699.3980

Erin Neely
Phone: 740.699.3800

Fax: 740.695.4919
Belmont College Foundation
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950