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Thank you for considering a gift to the DTCC Foundation. Private donations to the DTCC Foundation support student scholarships, vital programs including the Single Parent Program and the Peer Mentoring Project, professional development for faculty and staff, and much more. Your generosity enables us to continue to enrich students’ lives and the broader community through teaching, learning, and service.

Payment Options

Step 1: Submit your credit card payment via PayPal

Online gifts to the DTCC Foundation are processed through PayPal, a secure online payment service.

  • If you have an existing Paypal account, you may use it to make your donation.
  • If you don't have a PayPal account, don't worry! You can still make a donation, and you will NOT be required to create an account. After entering your desired donation amount, simply click the "Continue" link under the "Don't Have a PayPal Account?" heading (lower left side of the page), and you will be able to make a donation using only your email address and credit card information.

Step 2: Tell us how you want your gift to be used.

After you submit your donation to PayPal, please click the Return to DTCC Community College Foundation button to return to our website and provide additional information about how you would like your gift to be used. Please be sure to complete this final step so that we can make sure to use your gift for the purpose that you intend. Just click the Donate button below to get started.

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Prefer to mail in your donation?
If you prefer not to make an online donation but still want to make a contribution to the DTCC Foundation, you are welcome to complete our online pledge card, print it, and mail it in with your check to the DTCC Foundation. Download the pledge card.

Scholarship and Hardship Funding for Students

Restricted Scholarships
Endowed: Minimum one-time donation of $20,000 (minimum donation funds one $1,000 annual award)
Restricted: Minimum annual donation of $1,200 per year
Criteria are determined by the donor in collaboration with the Executive Director, DTCC Foundation. Endowed or restricted scholarships can be named in honor or in memory of an individual.

Campus Harvest Food Pantry
No minimum donation required.
The Campus Harvest Food Pantry opened in January 2013 to provide non-perishable food items and fresh vegetables grown in the Briggs Avenue Community Garden to students in need. It serves everyone with a Durham Tech ID. Students are allowed to fill a bag with groceries once a week and can visit Monday through Thursday for snacks. Their goal is to provide temporary assistance and connect students to local, long-term resources. Learn more

Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Program
No minimum donation required.
The Dreamkeepers Program can provide assistance to students who will be forced to leave school because of an unforeseen emergency. Grants of just a couple hundred dollars or less often make the difference between a student staying in school or dropping out. In addition to the funds, Dreamkeepers also provides students access to other local resources and an online financial planning tool. Learn more

Single Parent Program Funds
No minimum donation required.
The Single Parent Program assists single parent students with childcare expenses so they can attend school and achieve their educational and career goals. Single Parents also have access to an on-campus club to provide peer support.

Professional Development and Training for Faculty and Staff

Professional Development Funds for Faculty/Staff
No minimum donation required.
Professional Development Funds enable our faculty and staff to stay at the forefront of the latest research, training and best practices in their respective fields.

Teaching and Learning Center: Faculty Mentoring Program
No minimum donation required.
The Faculty Mentoring Program provides stipends to veteran faculty willing to assist and mentor new faculty into the college’s culture and provide instructional feedback.

Vive/Viva the Arts
No minimum donation required.
Donations to Vive/Viva the Arts support an annual series of artistic presentations on campus. These presentations are free to students and to the community. View events

Equipment and New Program Development

Durham Tech is responsible for at least 5,400 jobs and over $200 million in annual earnings in our region. Students are employed at well-known companies such as Quintiles, Parata Systems, AW North Carolina, Eisai, Duke and UNC Health Systems, and many others.

" In the competitive position our business is in, having the opportunity to partner with Durham Tech while we continue to grow and develop our employee base was critical to the advancement of our workforce.” (Mallory Herr – GE Aviation)

New programs in emerging and/or growing industries include:

  • Automotive Technologies
  • Biomedical Equipment
  • Emergency Medical Training
  • Sustainable Technology


Please contact Gayle Sims for more information at 919-536-7251.


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