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How To Give

Giving to Polk State College Foundation is easy, and there are several options you can choose from.  Below are several ways of making a gift to Polk State College Foundation.

Give Now Online

You can make an online gift now by credit card.

You can also make a transfer of stock or mutual funds by calling Cindy Baker at 863.669.2898.

By making a contribution of stock or long-term appreciated securities to the Polk State College Foundation, you get a two-fold income tax benefit – you can deduct the present fair market value, and owe no tax on the appreciation in value. If you wish to donate securities in which you have a loss, consider selling them instead and then donating the proceeds to us. That way, you will have a loss deduction to offset any gains on sales, plus you will still get your charitable deduction.

Give By Mail

To send your gift by mail, please enclose a check payable to:

Polk State College Foundation
999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

*In the check’s memo, please designate the allocation of your gift. (Example: Scholarships, Athletics, Programs, Facilities.)

Annual Giving

Annual gifts are traditionally utilized to help Polk State College students and enhance College priorities in the immediate future. These contributions make a tremendous impact on current students and College needs and are spent until depleted for their designated purpose.

Annual gifts can be made online with a credit card, by mail and by pledge. A Significant annual gift to the Polk State College Foundation can be pledged over a specified time period, preferably up to five years. Arrangements are made in accordance with the convenience of the donor.


Endowments leave a legacy at Polk State College that will help students attain their dream of a college education in perpetuity. The principle of the endowment is wisely managed, while a portion of the return of investment – based upon the Foundation’s current spending policy — is utilized for scholarships, programs, technology and equipment. Endowments start at $17,000 and can be made payable over time.

For more information on Annual Giving and Endowments, please contact the Foundation, at 863.297.1071.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide you with a way to help yourself, your family and Polk State College. We understand that your own financial needs and those of your family come first. Planned giving options provide the opportunity for everyone to benefit. Your needs are provided for now, and the needs of Polk State College are provided for later. To learn more about your options visit our Planned Giving section or contact the Foundation at 863.297.1071.

With your legal, financial and tax advisors, we can help you create a plan that suits your personal circumstances.