Midcoast Senior College

Midcoast Senior College

Support Us

Member support is crucial to the on-going operations of Midcoast Senior College.

Members support us in many ways — by taking courses, participating in our lecture series, joining in our excursions, becoming volunteers, and assisting us financially.

Membership fees and course tuitions help to cover many of our administrative costs, but the generous financial support of community members is also needed to strengthen MSC’s work and to build an endowment.

"To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so." Robert Orben

There are a number of ways to assist MSC financially, including:

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Many of our course and other activities require special equipment and one-time expense.  These needs will only be fulfilled if members are willing to make voluntary contributions in addition to the regular fees. All members are urged to include a tax deductible donation when they sign-up for courses.

Make an Honor Gift

Honor a friend, family member, or colleague by making a contribution on his or her behalf.  Include his/her name and address with your donation, and we’ll send a personal note acknowledging the gift.

Make a Memorial Gift

You can make a gift in memory of a friend, family member, or colleague.  Enclose instructions with your gift, and MSC will notify family members of your gift, as instructed.

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of appreciated stocks or securities is a wonderful way to help MSC, while providing you, the donor, with a way to avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated assets. If you are interested in making such a gift, please call (442-7349) or e-mail us: treasurer@midcoastseniorcollege.org. Our treasurer will be happy to meet with you.

Planned Giving Opportunities

Planned gifts enable you to benefit MSC and also receive a benefit yourself. There are a number of ways to make a planned gift. Since laws and regulations in the area change frequently, it is advisable to check with your attorney. Naming MSC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, investment account or IRA, or as a beneficiary in your will, are some of the easiest ways of making a planned gift to the College.

Midcoast Senior College is a Maine non-profit charitable organization, operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

How to Donate

Midcoast Senior College can accept donations via Check, MasterCard, and Visa.  If you are interested in making a donation or gift, please call (442-7349) or e-mail us: treasurer@midcoastseniorcollege.org.


Midcoast Senior College seeks both financial and in-kind contributions. Our sponsors show their support for our mission and help sustain and grow our educational programming.  They allow us to offer more exciting programs and to help defray rising costs.

Our Partner Institutions donate time, space, and financial grants which enable them to reach a specifically targeted niche market in an efficient manner.  They receive official acknowledgement and thanks for the donation via appropriate public relations involvement and listing on our Partners page with logo and link.  Finally, since Midcoast Senior College is a non-profit organization, sponsorship provides attractive tax benefits.