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Cleveland State Community College Foundation

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There are many ways to make a difference!

By giving to the Cleveland State Foundation, you can make a significant impact on the life of students while also considering your own future financial goals. The Foundation offers a wide variety of  giving strategies and Foundation staff  can offer assistance so you can trust that your gift will make the greatest impact. Below are options available to donors:

Rise Together #Cougar Strong Annual Campaign

This is the College’s area of greatest need. Make an unrestricted gift of any size to the Cougar Annual Fund and your donation will support the most pressing, unmet needs of the College.  Click here to learn more!

Join Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon? When you choose Cleveland State Community College Foundation as your charity of choice through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the Cougar Annual Fund.  It’s so easy, click here for instructions.

Buy a Brick

Have you noticed our “Community First Walkway” leading to the main entrance of the Administration Building? Your addition to the walkway can leave a legacy and pay tribute to your CSCC story, or to a favorite CSCC person or program. Engraved bricks cost $250 and proceeds support the Cougar Annual Fund.  

Attend a Special Event

Special events such as The Community First Awards Gala and The Speaker Series are presented throughout the year and play a significant role in the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Proceeds from these events contribute to the Cougar Annual Fund which supports academic programs and student success. Upcoming events will be featured on the homepage of the Foundation’s Website.


There are several ways to give towards scholarships to help our students.  See the donor handbook for details about these opportunities.

Capital Campaign- Naming Opportunities

If you are interested in making a significant gift to support the new Health and Science Center or future capital projects, contact: 
Lee McChesney jmcchesney@clevelandstatecc.edu

for more information or to make a commitment. 

Giving Strategies

Give Online with Credit Card 

Giving by Mail

Please make checks payable to:

Cleveland State Foundation
3535 Adkisson Dr.
PO Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320

Give by Phone
Call in your pledge or gift (423) 614-8700.  We can process your credit card over the phone

IRA Qualified Gifts– Annual withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts are required after age 70 ½.  You can avoid income tax on your required withdrawal by donating your money directly to a qualifying charity.  Click HERE to read more about IRA giving.

Planned Giving  Planned gifts provide donors with excellent benefits, including life income, continued use of gift property, an avoidance of capital gains tax, and immediate income tax deduction. Some planned gifts, such as bequests, provide gift and estate tax savings. To establish a planned gift, contact:
Lee McChesney jmcchesney@clevelandstatecc.edu

Stock Option  Contact:
Chrissy Pugh – cpugh@clevelandstatecc.edu
or (423)-473-2262 to receive instructions for making a
gift through a stock transfer.

Read the Donor Handbook for additional information

For questions about any giving options or the Foundation in general, please contact us!



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3535 Adkisson Dr.
PO Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320
(423) 614-8700

Guidestar Platinum Seal

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation is the only College Foundation in Tennessee to have earned GuideStar’s platinum seal of transparency.