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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I support the college through the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is Sinclair’s primary source of unrestricted funds to assist with ongoing costs such as scholarships and student success programs. Sinclair faces the continuous challenge of keeping education financially accessible to the greatest number of area residents while helping students learn. Yearly support from Sinclair friends and family helps meet this challenge. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference.

What is the difference between annual giving and giving to other campaigns?

Annual giving supports ongoing core needs and allows the ability to direct funds to the area where the need is greatest. Other campaigns have a specific beginning and end and are often restricted to specific areas of need.

Can I specify how my gift may be used?

Yes! You may designate your contribution to the area of greatest need or to a specific college fund.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes! The Sinclair Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization.

Donors may deduct contributions to the Sinclair Foundation as provided in section 170 of the IRS Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Sinclair Foundation, or its use are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Code. The Internal Revenue Code requires that we acknowledge contributions in writing and state that we provided no goods or services in return for your gift. This receipt should be kept with your tax records for the year of your gift. Your charitable deduction may be disallowed if you are unable to provide this acknowledgment to the Internal Revenue Service upon request.