The COS Foundation supports the mission and values of College of the Siskiyous by fostering community relationships and raising funds to enhance exceptional learning environments.
--Approved January 20, 2009.
The Foundation, an auxiliary organization of College of the Siskiyous,
is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Since 1992, the Foundation has actively raised funds with the intent of helping to keep COS at the forefront of educational quality by developing new programs, improving facilities, providing equipment, and offering student scholarships. (Photo above shows Weed Rotary Club members presenting Dawnie Slabaugh, Director of Public Relations and COS Foundation, with a donation for the Siskiyou Promise Scholarship Program - October 2016.)
The COS Foundation facilitates gifts, planned gifts, corporate funds, gifts-in-kind, and a host of other donation methods and dispenses funds to assist and support the educational programs and general welfare of the College of the Siskiyous. Many donations are made with a specific purpose; for example, donations are made to honor an individual (living or deceased) or to fund a specific activity or scholarship. Many gifts are left unrestricted to allow the Foundation to identify areas of need at College of the Siskiyous.
Support for the Foundation can be in the form of cash, commitments, life insurance, wills, or transfer of investments and real property. Other giving arrangements include bequests (wills), trust funds, and endowments, which are invested for long-term growth and ongoing income to help College of the Siskiyous students reach their educational goals.
All gifts to the COS Foundation are tax deductible, and subject to current tax accounting limitations. Prospective donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information. Contributions of any size are enthusiastically welcomed and greatly appreciated - and supporting the COS Foundation is a great way to invest in the future of our students.
Quality education depends on fiscal stability, well-maintained facilities and equipment, up-to-date technology, and a faculty and staff that are current with new and innovative advances in their fields. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to assist the Board of Trustees and College staff to maintain its standard of excellence.
The funds raised by the Foundation Board benefit five areas of priority:
Believing in Education is Investing in Our Future!
Located in Building 95 at the Weed Campus (next to the Science Building and Gym Parking Lot)
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5373
Fax: (530) 938-5570