Giving to BCC

BCC Foundation Annual Fund

When gifts from our alumni and friends are pooled together in the Annual Fund, we can do so much to improve the quality of the teaching and learning experience at BCC. Donations to the Annual Fund have an immediate impact on students' success in the form of lab equipment, State-of-the-Art Classrooms, Emergency Financial Aid, and other immediate college needs.

Thanks to the Annual Fund, BCC's students and faculty now have:

  • Enough microscopes for a full class to use at one time.
  • Equipment to teach Computer Information Systems students about network security.
  • A new piano, lighting and sound equipment in the Boland Theatre.
  • Video simulation and upgraded lab equipment in the Physical Therapy Assistant labs.
  • A canoe trailer, so Environmental Science students can study in the field.

Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility for the Foundation to support the greatest needs each year, though you may designate your gift to any academic program or student club.

Be the Difference

Invest in a better Berkshire Region by helping BCC deliver on its mission to provide access to affordable, quality higher education for all with a one-time or monthly gift to the BCC Annual Fund.

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OLLI depends on the generosity of donors like you to support our educational programs and help us continue to serve our lifelong learning community.

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Scholarship Support

Over half of today's BCC students receive some form of financial aid, and scholarships are a wonderful way to invest in the future. The Foundation plans to distribute more than $370,000 in scholarships and aid during the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Gift the BCC Foundation Scholarship Fund

Contact Us

To inquire about funding a new scholarship, creating or supporting an endowed fund, or the 1960 Society, email or call 413-236-2185.

Give a Gift of Stock

  • Review the instructions for funding a scholarship with a gift of stock

    Download Gift of Stock (PDF)

    Instructions for transferring stock to the BCC Foundation electronically through DTC (shares currently held at a bank, brokerage house, etc.) are below:

    DTC (Depository Trust Company) Transfer

    Step One

    Direct your broker or custodian bank to make the transfer to the BCC Foundation. Your broker or custodian bank is likely to ask you for a letter of instruction before the transfer can be made. Provide the following DTC transfer information for the BCC Foundation to your broker or custodian bank:

    Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
    DTC Participant #: 0141
    BCC Foundation Clearing Account #8716-9388
    Reference: (donor name and purpose of gift)**
    **without this note, gifts are difficult to identify.

    Step Two

    Notify the BCC Foundation of your gift. Send a copy of your letter of instructions to:

    Phone: 413-236-2185
    Mail: BCC Foundation, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Please be sure the following information is included:

    • Your Name
    • Your Address
    • Name of Security
    • Number of Shares
    • Purpose of the Gift
    • Name of Brokerage

    PLEASE NOTE: Your gift will be dated according to the day the shares enter the BCC Foundation's clearing account at Wells Fargo. The value of your gift will be based on that date. At busy times of the year, the DTC system can back up.

    Year-end gift deadline for tax deductions: Please allow extra time for the transfer from your broker's account to the BCC Foundation's Wells Fargo account, and emphasize to your broker the importance of completing the transfer by December 31. When the 31st falls on a weekend, the transfer should be completed by the preceding Friday.

Endowed Gift to the BCC Foundation

You may choose to invest in future generations of Berkshire Community College students by creating an endowed fund with the BCC Foundation. When you create an endowed fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity and a portion of the earnings is used as the donor intends. The BCC Foundation Board and its Investment Committee are responsible for the oversight of all endowed accounts.

1960 Society

If you plan to leave a gift to the Berkshire Community College Foundation through your will or estate plan, we invite you to learn more about the 1960 Society. Planned gifts can create a permanent legacy and ensure a lasting impact on students' lives. The BCC Foundation can help you and your advisors create a gift that fits your life, your values and your charitable and financial goals.