• Create a Lasting Legacy


  • Giving Opportunities

    Make your legacy one of giving to a brighter future.

    Your donation helps make a difference by supporting those students who are striving to better themselves and their family.

    Legacy Gifts:

    A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament.

    Key Benefits:

    • Assets distributed according to your wishes after your death
    • Possible savings on estate taxes
    • A lasting legacy, reflective of your values and beliefs, without giving up your assets now
    • The satisfaction of knowing you are benefiting future generations of MHCC students!
    To leave a bequest to MHCC in your will, you need the following information:
    • Full legal name of beneficiary: Mt. Hood Community College District Foundation
    • Mailing address: 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030
    • Tax identification number: 23-7061622
    • Bequest language: for a few samples click here

    Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

    You want to show your continued support after your death by making MHCC a beneficiary of your retirement account.

    Key Benefits:

    • Mt. Hood Community College District Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary
    • Charitable tax deduction for your estate
    • Possible savings on estate taxes
    • Possible tax savings on retirement plan assets
    • Possible increase in amount passed on to heirs
    • The satisfaction of knowing you are benefiting future generations of MHCC students!

    Life Insurance Beneficiary

    Due to a change in circumstances, you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, or you would like to purchase a new policy specifically for philanthropic purposes.

    Key Benefits:

    • Charitable tax deduction
    • Possible savings on estate taxes
    • The satisfaction of knowing you are benefiting future generations of MHCC students!

    Gifts with Income for You

    Charitable Gift Annuity

    You would like to support MHCC while retaining the life income provided by your assets.

    Key Benefits:

    • Guaranteed life income backed by Mt. Hood Community College District Foundation assets
    • Possible higher income yield than other investments
    • Avoidance of money management and investment worries
    • Tax savings that may offset capital gains taxes and income tax
    • The satisfaction of knowing you are benefiting future generations of MHCC students!

    Charitable Remainder Unitrust

    You own highly appreciated real estate or securities. You would like to receive income, but the tax consequences of a sale will significantly diminish the total value.

    Key Benefits:

    • Life income and estate tax savings
    • Charitable tax deduction of a percentage of contributed asset
    • No capital gains taxes on sale
    • Built-in hedge against inflation by payment of percentage of total fund, including growth
    • The satisfaction of knowing you are benefiting future generations of MHCC students!

    Become a Heritage Society member

    Heritage Society enrollment form

    What is the Heritage Society?

    The Heritage Society was established to recognize the special friends of MHCC who, through their bequests, life income arrangements, beneficiary designations, or other forms of planned and deferred gifts, have created a legacy that will provide educational opportunities for MHCC students for years to come.

    Membership Benefits

    Your membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations but it does allow us to thank and recognize you for the plans you have made for future students. It may also help to inspire others to do the same.

    Some benefits of membership include invitations to special events, and discounts to activities (theatre, athletics, aquatic center, planetarium, etc.) on campus.
    The most important benefit is in knowing you are making a lasting contribution to the future of MHCC and our greater community.

    For more information, contact the Foundation office at 503-491-7206 or email al.sigala@mhcc.edu