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The Annual Fund

Annual Fund provides unrestricted support that the College can use to address areas of need that are critical to our mission. These areas include but are not limited to: 

  • Keeping the cost of attending Cambridge College affordable 
  • Developing new academic programs aligned with growing market needs
  • Providing tutoring and similar academic support services
  • Establishing partnerships with corporations and employers who can provide internships and job opportunities

Why your gift to the Annual Fund matters

Tuition revenue is never enough to cover all of the College’s costs in pursuing its mission and serving its population of adult learners. The Annual Fund is the primary vehicle for helping to cover the gap between tuition revenue and the institution’s ongoing operations, which includes student financial assistance and student success and retention programs.

Your gift to the Annual Fund is also a sign of alumni and donor support for the College, a key indicator considered by both funders and national rating agencies. Lastly, and most significantly, your gift to the Cambridge College Annual Fund helps the College continue to make a difference for the students who come here by changing the trajectory of their lives and by extension those of their families — in the same way it may have helped you change yours.

 

The Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund provides unrestricted support that the College can use to address areas of need that are critical to our mission. These areas include but are not limited to: 

  • Financial assistance for students who do not have the monetary means to attend college
  • Allow the College to admit and graduate more students. Therefore, changing the lives of more individuals 
  • Incentivize students who might otherwise not have seen themselves as college-going material 
  • Studies have shown that scholarship more than other types of aid, seem to confer a special status on students that can positively impact the way they view themselves and their education

Why your gift to the Scholarship Fund matters

Currently, Cambridge College scholarships and other sources of federal aid (excluding unsubsidized direct and private loans) only meet approximately 52% of tuition costs for students with the most need. The unmet need is approximately 48%. Students are filling this gap with unsubsidized federal loans (Stafford Loan Program) and private loans. Additional funding would allow the College to fill that gap of much needed financial assistance for our students and reduce significant student debt after graduation.

Additionally, scholarship funding would allow Cambridge College to enroll and graduate more students and thereby increase college access and success for low-income students. Adding a scholarship can make a difference beyond just helping students pay their next tuition bill; it helps to motivate them to continue their coursework and persist to graduation.

 

Class of 2017 Gift/Frame

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates — you did it! Commencement day has come and gone, you walked across that stage and into the official Cambridge College Alumni Association. We are so proud of all your hard effort and accomplishments and you should be too!  So what better way to commemorate your achievement than to mount your hard earned degree in a customized Cambridge College Diploma Frame?  Best of all, it’s not too late to get one at a great price because we are extending our diploma frame offer through the end of July just for your graduating class.

The College has secured a limited number of frames at 20% below list price and is offering them to every 2017 graduate who makes a contribution of $100 or more to the Cambridge College Annual Fund before July 31, 2017.  Simply click here to make a gift of $100 or more to the Annual Fund! Part of each donation will go to help current students who hope to one day follow in your footsteps across that Commencement stage.

Additionally, don’t forget to set Cambridge College as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile. Part of qualifying purchases you make through Amazon will get donated to Cambridge College—with no extra costs to you.

How to get your frame

  1. Click through to make your donation of $100 or more.
  2. Once the payment is received, we will mail your Diploma Frame to the address provided. It’s that simple!

 

500 for 500

The Cambridge College Alumni Relations Office has thrown out a challenge to its 35,000+ alumni around the globe! As you know, the College has sold its 1000 Massachusetts Ave campus in Cambridge and is moving across the Charles River to 500 Rutherford Avenue located at the heart of Boston’s historic Hood Park located in Charlestown. The new state of the art facility will provide greater access and amenities to its broadly diverse student population, including flexible classrooms, smart technology that supports both on-site teaching and student learning needs, collaborative meeting and gathering spaces, modern student-focused amenities, and a bookstore, to name a few.   

The challenge for alumni is to offer the College a “housewarming” gift, or rather, 500 gifts to be exact! Between March 1 and August 31, 2017, we are asking at least 500 alumni to make a gift to the College’s Annual Fund 2017. Any amount is welcome because our goal is 500 gifts for 500 Rutherford.  Ambitious? Absolutely, but we know our alumni can do it! We met the “45 for 45 Challenge” in 2016 raising over $4500, and we can make the “500 for 500 Challenge” one for the College record books!

 


Ways to Give

Donate online

Make a quick, easy, and secure online donation with your credit or debit card in just minutes

Donate by phone

You can use your MasterCard or Visa to make a donation right over the phone. Simply call 617-873-0461 to make a phone donation or send email to gifts@cambridgecollege.edu for more information about this option.

Send us a check

Please make checks payable to Cambridge College, Annual Fund, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. 

Donate securities

Gifts of marketable securities are valued at fair market value on the date of transfer to Cambridge College. To make a gift of securities, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (617) 873-0461.

Match gifts

Many companies match charitable gifts of employees, retired employees and family members. To find out if your employer offers matching contributions, please contact your personnel office.

Pledge your ongoing support

Cambridge College accepts pledges as a way of spreading out payments on gifts to the College. Donors may make commitments to specific funds payable over the fiscal year. To make a pledge, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (617) 873-0461 or gifts@cambridgecollege.edu.

Make a planned gift

With proper planning, a gift to Cambridge College can result in a lasting contribution for the College while providing income for yourself or you loved ones – and a tax deduction for you. Consider a gift which allows you to give the asset to Cambridge College but retain the right to the income for yourself and/or your spouse, children, and others. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (617) 873-0461 or gifts@cambridgecollege.edu.