How to Give

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Join us in becoming part of a cherished legacy of donors to our foundation. Your support will directly impact students like Nathan, a graduate of the Transition to Independent Living Program with a passion for engineering despite facing the additional challenge of a learning disability. Despite his talent and determination, Nathan and his family struggled to cover the costs of his tuition to continue his education at Taft College. Thanks to the generous bequest that initiated the Hutchison Engineering Promise Program (HEPP) back in 2018, Nathan found the opportunity to pursue his dreams in engineering.

By contributing to our foundation, you can help students like Nathan overcome financial obstacles and the challenges of disabilities to access the education they deserve. Your donation will not only empower individual students but also contribute to building a brighter future for our community through the advancement of education and opportunity. Join us in making a lasting difference in the lives of students like Nathan and in shaping the future of our society.

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Donations are made through the Taft College Foundation.

The Taft College Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, works closely with all departments on campus to enhance and expand programs for our students. Many areas of campus rely on additional contributions for the supplies, equipment, or tools needed for learning. These areas are just a few of the programs with the greatest need. Additional contributions can be made to support many other programs and activities on campus. We appreciate the continual support of Taft College, which allows our students to thrive in the highest possible environment.

Your Gift Impact. See What Your Dollars Can Do:

$100: A grant toward textbooks for a new student
$250: Supports tutoring for a STEM student during a semester
$500: Pays for two textbooks for a science or technology student
$750: Supports faculty innovation grants to strengthen student learning
$1,000: Supplies support for an under-served, first-generation college student for unexpected expenses
$2,000: A year’s worth of fees, books, and supplies for a veteran who is a full-time student
$3,000: Provides needed equipment for cutting edge technological instruction
$5,000: Educates a student in the high demand fields of Engineering and Dental Hygiene

Innovation Powering Education


    DONATE NOW – Supporting Student Success – A gift to the TC Fund can positively impact students by providing funding for student club initiatives, cost of living support, meal tickets, book assistance, and other enhancements to supplement or improve student campus life.

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    DONATE NOW – The TC Promise is a college student success program that provides any local student who completes their secondary education from Taft Union High School, Buena Vista High School, or Maricopa High School the opportunity to attend the first year of Taft College free of charge.

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    DONATE NOW – Become a Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partner and join a group of industry leaders and academic professionals to enhance workforce development. Receive special invitations for events including Roundtable Initiatives and the West Kern Petroleum Summit.

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    DONATE NOW – How will you leave your mark? Through The Legacy Society, our planned giving program, YOUR legacy will live on, impacting the best and brightest students in Taft College that will create a strong and healthy workforce in Kern County.

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    DONATE NOW – Each year, students from Taft College are awarded scholarships to further their educational experience. These scholarships can be in memorial, in honor of, program or athletic specific, or for any criteria deemed by the donor of the scholarship.

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    DONATE NOW – Taft College Foundation’s Faculty Innovation Grants program continues to offer grant funding for Taft College faculty and staff. Grants will be awarded to those staff members who propose ideas that enhance the student learning experience and/or increase community awareness of the Taft College mission.

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    DONATE NOW – The Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Program is a post-secondary educational experience for adults having developmental/intellectual disabilities. Funding for this program is sometimes a challenge. Consider donating today for a lasting change.

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    DONATE NOW – In 2016, the Student Resource and Veterans Center was created on the Taft College campus. This center serves students who may need a snack between classes, clothing, hygienic needs, or just a quick place to study or research career opportunities. Donations directly impact our most vulnerable students on campus.

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As a private, non-profit corporation, a Board of Directors governs this Foundation. The principal role of the Board of Directors is to establish policies and provide guidance in achieving its objectives. Board members work closely with the Foundation President, Foundation Executive Director, and other campus leaders to increase private support for endowments to enhance the educational and cultural environment of the College and surrounding community.

Sheri Horn-Bunk, Executive Director, Foundation and Institutional Advancement

Learn more about the Taft College Foundation.

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Contact the Taft College Foundation today. We welcome all questions, comments, or suggestions.

To become involved in the Taft College Foundation Petroleum Partners, West Kern Petroleum Summit Initiative, or other Foundation programs, please give us a call.

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