CEF, Inc. Donation Guidelines
Ways to Give
With your support, the Construction Education Foundation
can continue to fulfill its promise to future generations
that furthering their education IS possible, regardless
of their financial limitations. CEF gives you multiple choices
to support our programs and to make a difference in someone's
Your contribution may be tax-deductible* and will support
student scholarships and other programs that would further
CEF’s excellence. For more information on making gifts
to any of the CEF Funds, please call the CEF office at 972.574.5200.
Thank you for your support of CEF.
Checks should be made payable to CEF, Inc.
Gifts and gift/pledge forms should be mailed to CEF, Inc.,
PO Box 612107, DFW Airport, TX 75261-2107
For those who have devoted their professional lives to
the construction industry, there is no better way to recognize
their service than to make a contribution to CEF’s
Scholarship Fund. Upon receipt of a commemorative gift,
• send a notification of receipt of a commemorative
gift to the loved one’s family, or to the person being
• send a thank you to the donor.
Commemorative gifts over $1,000 will also be acknowledged
by a personal note from the current CEF Chairman of the
You may choose to name an endowed scholarship after yourself,
in honor of a friend or family member, or after a business
or organization. CEF staff can provide guidance in determining
the scholarship's specific criteria. Endowments can also
be set up as memorial funds. A minimum gift of $30,000 is
required to establish an endowed scholarship.
Gifts such as tools, equipment and other non-cash property
can be donated for a charitable deduction. However, In-Kind
gifts will only be accepted if CEF has a need for the item(s).
Need is determined by the governing CEF Trade Council.
Annual gift pledges are payable over a two-year period.
You can indicate on your pledge form the length of time
over which you wish to make your gift, and the Foundation
will send you reminders at the intervals you specify --
annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.
Pledges at levels that qualify you for scholarship endowments
are payable over three to five years or a lifetime, depending
on your level of giving.
CEF Fund Options:
CEF Scholarship Fund:
The Scholarship Fund essentially eliminates financial need
as a barrier to education at CEF. The Scholarship will cover
a portion of the qualified applicant’s tuition, fees
and books for classes taken through CEF. Contributions made
to the CEF Scholarship Fund will be overseen by the CEF
Board of Directors. The purpose of the fund is to provide
financial assistance to students enrolled in, or enrolling
in, a craft program at CEF.
Trade Council Funds:
The Trade Council Funds will be used by the specified
Trade Council as they have a need. Use of the funds will
be determined by a vote of the governing Trade Council,
for student gifts & supplies for annual student appreciation
events. These funds will not be used for scholarships. Should
the governing Trade Council cease to exist, any remaining
funds in their account would be transferred to the CEF Scholarship
CEF reserves the right to decline any financial commitment,
gift, or bequest, as well as the right to determine how
a gift will be credited and/or recognized.
* Prospective donors are strongly encouraged in all cases
to consult with their own independent legal and/or tax advisors
about proposed gifts. No representative of CEF shall provide
legal or tax advice to any donor or prospective donor.