Every gift to the Villa Maria Academy Lower School’s Annual Fund makes a difference, no matter what is the amount. Parents, grandparents, alumnae, faculty and staff, and friends generously donate to support the virtues of the IHM Charism within an environment of exceptional learning and service.
Gifts to Villa Maria Academy’s Annual Fund are an important part of the school’s advancement program. The Annual Fund keeps our tuition competitive and secures the continued growth of the school. It supports:
- academic programs
- classroom updates
- renovations to the existing buildings
- professional development for our teachers.
The 2018 – 2019 Annual Fund will help the renovation of the middle school science lab and a new science curriculum for grades K – 5th.
If you like, we can specify your gift for a specific purpose. Gifts can be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Contributions can be directed to development (used at the discretion of the school), spiritual programs, academics, library, fine arts, athletics, or the new science initiatives.
Online giving is available or mail gifts to 280 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355. Checks can be payable to Villa Maria Academy.
Ways to give to the Annual Fund
Workplace giving by payroll deductions and company matching gifts is an easy and cost-effective way to give toward the Annual Fund.
One of the ways you can spread out your donation to the Annual Fund is a payroll deduction. It is similar to setting up a retirement contribution in that gifts are automatically made to Villa Maria based on a set payment schedule. Note that federal law does not permit these gifts to be made pre-tax.
Often companies will match each dollar or percentage you give to the Annual Fund. For example, if you already plan to give a $100 donation, it can easily become $200 (the additional $100 paid by your company) when you set up a matching gift contribution. If your company provides this benefit, you may need to simply obtain a matching gift form and include it with your contribution.
If you would like the Advancement Office to research if your company has a matching gift program, contact Melissa Kiebort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After providing for your heirs, you may wish to consider making a bequest to Villa Maria Academy in your will. Through careful planning you can protect your family and contribute to the financial security of your Alma Mater.
Donors can further education opportunities at Villa Maria Academy by honoring or memorializing a special person or event. A letter advising the designated individual of the gift will be sent.
Gifts in Kind
We gratefully accept gifts that will benefit any area of the school.