Ways of Giving
Your gifts made as part of our Villa Family sustains Villa Maria Academy Lower School’s Mission.
Energized by the IHM Charism of love, creative hope and fidelity, Villa Maria Academy empowers young girls for spiritual and moral development, academic excellence, leadership and service within a Catholic, private learning community.
There are several ways to make a collective impact.
Annual Fund Gifts: Every year, each gift to the Annual Fund enhances the VMALS learning environment by providing advances in curriculum and technology, ongoing professional education for our teachers, and maintaining a safe and well-kept buildings and campus. The Annual Fund is about all of our parents, grandparents, alumnae, and friends participating in thoughtful giving to benefit everyone, no matter the amount.
Recurring Gifts: In becoming a Friend of Villa Maria, you can make ongoing gifts to the Annual Fund in smaller amounts that equal a significant annual contribution. Recurring gifts can be monthly, quarterly, and annually and are secure, automatic, and renewable. These dependable contributions provide ongoing support for our students, teachers, and Villa Family.
You can securely make your online donation or set up recurring gifts to the Annual Fund for Villa Maria Academy.
Corporate Matching Gifts: Your employer may match your donation and increase the amount of your gift. Check with your HR department to ask if your company offers this benefit. Once you obtain a matching gift form, include it with your gift. You will get credit for your gift and your employer’s matched contribution.
Support EITC: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program makes it possible for businesses to redirect their PA tax dollars to schools as support of student tuition financial aid. Tax credits equal to 75 percent of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year and can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution if a business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years. In addition, business owners can claim a charitable deduction for the difference between the tax credit amount and the gift. Contact Villa Maria for more information.
Tributes: Gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one are special remembrances of the Villa Maria community. An acknowledgment is sent to the family from the Advancement Office.
Gifts in Kind: Villa Maria gratefully accepts gifts made in kind. A tax deduction letter is sent to the individual, business, and corporation. For more information, contact the Advancement Office.
Gifts of Securities: Your gifts of appreciated securities, either publicly traded or from a private company, may provide greater tax advantages than gifts of cash. The donor can deduct the fair market value as a charitable gift.
Contact the Advancement Office to learn more about the ways you may support Villa Maria’s Mission.
Melissa Kiebort | Mission Advancement Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 610.644.4864 x106