Meridian Technology Center Foundation
Established in 1985, the Meridian Technology Center Foundation assists in the advancement of education and training opportunities for Meridian Technology Center students. As the needs of our students have expanded over the years, so has the fundraising mission of the Foundation. Through the generous support of donors, students are truly able to experience all aspects of the education and training that Meridian Technology Center provides.
The way you decide to support the Meridian Technology Center Foundation can be as unique as you are. We will partner with you to create a one-of-a-kind giving opportunity based on your particular passion. Whether your gift is a one-time donation or an annual scholarship, your generosity makes an impact. Each year countless students attending Meridian are able to achieve their career training goals because of your support.
Below is a list of opportunities to make an impact in the educational opportunities for our students. All gifts are tax deductible, and you will receive an official acknowledgment and receipt for your gift. The Meridian Technology Center Foundation has 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. To contribute, contact Rebecca Eastham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.377.3333.
Types of Scholarships
Annual scholarships give donors flexibility in cost and commitment. Donors choose annually to continue providing scholarship funding. An annual gift in any amount may be used to provide a scholarship for a deserving Meridian Technology Center student. Gifts made to annual scholarships are generally not invested and do not earn additional income. Donors can direct their contribution to the general scholarship fund to help pay for tuition, student organization membership dues and career training supplies.
An endowment is an amount of money given to the Meridian Technology Center Foundation with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to award student scholarships. Endowments can be established with cash gifts, securities or other property, or may be funded with a series of gifts made over time. They may also be funded through a bequest, deferred gift or through a combination of lifetime and deferred gifts. Earnings will be awarded once the endowment reaches the minimum required funding level. Because the principal of the endowment is never spent, the gift represents an enduring tribute to the person honored by the fund.
Community Pillar Endowment
A community pillar endowment is a $10,000 gift, which may be funded over a period of years. The program recognizes companies, businesses and individuals who desire to strengthen the quality of life for others. Donors’ names will be permanently linked to the scholarship. This endowment can make a difference in the lives of others by putting education in their reach.
The Francis Tuttle Society
This endowment honors individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations making gifts of $25,000 or more to the Meridian Technology Center Foundation and was established in 1997 to honor Dr. Francis Tuttle for his unmatched contributions to vocational-technical education.