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BC Foundation commits $20,000 to assist students during COVID-19 crisis

BC Foundation commits $20,000 to assist students during COVID-19 crisis

Fri Apr 3, 2020

The community can contribute to the Emergency Aid Fund at brazosport.edu/coronavirus/donate/.

In an effort to assist Brazosport College students during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the Brazosport College Foundation has committed $20,000 in emergency funding to assist students in need.

Many BC students are now facing an increased need due to burdens created by the COVID-19 health crisis. Students are dealing with unexpected costs resulting from the transition to distance learning, such as Internet access, housing/rent, utilities and other essential basic needs.

Out of the funds, $10,000 has been designated to support students through the Emergency Aid Fund, with another $10,000 designated by Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek from the President’s Circle of Excellence Fund to support students with food insecurities. 

“Student success remains the highest priority of Brazosport College, which is why Dr. Valek and the Brazosport College Foundation Board of Directors have made it an immediate priority to help these students continue on their path toward their certificate or degree by providing assistance during these trying times,” said Tracee Watts, Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement.

For those interested in helping to meet these needs, contributions are being accepted at brazosport.edu/coronavirus/donate/.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, creates a charitable deduction for donors. Individual taxpayers can reduce their 2020 taxable income by up to $300 (or $600 for married couples) by making tax-deductible gifts to charities.

For more information about the BC Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency funds or to make a contribution, visit brazosport.edu/coronavirus/donate/.