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You Can Change A Life For The Better

Each day, thousands of students find opportunity, support and the keys to success at College of the Desert. Since 1983, COD Foundation has helped provide substantial scholarships to local students, as well as much needed support for the College.
But more help is needed.

COD Foundation Supports Student Success

The challenge is that for both students and our community college, education costs are rising while state appropriations are declining. The College cannot rely upon State funding alone to deliver a quality education. Since 1983, the goals of College of the Desert Foundation remain the same:
  • Support student success at College of the Desert by helping students overcome the financial barriers that may keep them from achieving their educational dreams.
  • Support program and technology development and advancement to ensure our students have access to the best facilities, faculty and equipment.

Wayne and Maureen Johnson have made COD Foundation a part of their estate planning.

"What we believed about education when
we were young remains true today - every bit of education increases opportunities throughout your life. Because of our belief in education and commitment to our community, we have named COD a beneficiary in our trust."              

- Wayne and Maureen Johnson



* College of the Desert Foundation is a 501(c )(3) corporation, with principal offices at 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260.


Planned Giving and College of the Desert Foundation

You can support student success and College of the Desert through planned giving to the College of the Desert Foundation.
There are several ways to make a planned gift. Which method is best will depend upon your particular situation and philanthropic goals. Your financial and legal advisors can assist you in structuring the gifting mechanism that best suits your unique objectives. Contact your estate planner to discuss how you can incorporate COD into your planned giving via your Will or Trust.
Examples of planned gifting methods include:
  • Lifetime IRA Gifting
  • Life Insurance
  • Bank Account Survivorship Benefit
  • Testamentary Gift
  • Charitable Trusts, for example:
    • Charitable Remainder Trust
    • Charitable Lead Trust
    • Charitable Annuity Trust

Big or small, every gift can make a difference. We’re here to help
answer your questions.

Call the Foundation at 760-773-2561