Charitable Gifts

Charitable gifts are vital to the future of HCUC. They are essential to the abundance of opportunities we can provide to students, and they are necessary to provide operational support for HCUC. Your gifts allow us to recruit and retain students as well as provide much needed assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to attend college. Few gifts are as rewarding as those made to education, and we encourage you to consider making a gift to the HCUC Foundation.


HCUC Mortar Board

HCUC is pleased to introduce the Mortar Board, a group of people who are passionate about higher education in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, and other rural parts of the Texas Hill Country. This group understands the need for an educational pipeline that allows students of all ages to access a variety of programs, certificates, and degrees. These supporters also understand that a strong, well-funded institution, such as HCUC, represents the centerpiece for local higher educational opportunities. 

HCUC Mortar Board members show their support for local higher education through monthly donations of $60 or more for a period of four years…or the time it takes for a typical student to complete a bachelor’s degree. These donations ensure that HCUC students have access to quality instructors, knowledgeable and experienced advising, and effective technology. We invite you to become a HCUC Mortar Board member.

Click here to become a HCUC Mortar Board Member

Planned Giving

Gifts from wills, trusts, and retirement accounts are crucial investments in the future of the Hill Country University Center (HCUC) and provide an opportunity for donors to leave a lasting legacy in our efforts to create higher education opportunities for residents of the Texas Hill Country. 

These gift plans have a wide impact on students attending classes at HCUC, ranging from adding to a donor’s existing scholarship endowment to providing unrestricted funds to support innovative programs that do not exist today. Gift plans may include a gift of property or artwork. Donors may also name the HCUC Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement account.

By including the HCUC Foundation in your estate plans, you ensure continued growth and impact generations of future students. Gifts may be unrestricted or may be designated to support the area of your choice at HCUC.

Hill Country University Center Scholarship Fund

Gifts to the HCUC Scholarship Fund are distributed to students attending classes offered by Central Texas College and Texas Tech University at the HCUC. Your gift to the HCUC Scholarship Fund will go directly to students who need financial assistance.

Endowed or Non-Endowed Scholarships

Many people choose to endow a scholarship to pay tribute to an individual, organization, or business or to provide perpetual scholarships for students. Endowed or non-endowed scholarships can be established in any amount. Donors may establish a scholarship endowment with a gift of stock, real estate, or cash.

For additional information, please contact:

Mary Little
Executive Director