Annual Fund – Make a Donation
Many Opportunities to Invest in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
2012/13 Annual Fund
Every gift counts. Whether you can donate $20 or $20,000 – we need your support. Consider committing to a more manageable monthly gift of $5, $10, $20/month or more! For more info on monthly giving, please contact email@example.com.
Thank you for helping us reach our 2012 year-end fund raising goal of $15,000 by December 31st! We are so grateful for how the entire community of The Waldorf School of Philadelphia pulled together to raise $15,000 by December 31, 2012. You helped us receive another $15,000 matching gift from a generous donor. Thank you for your gifts! Stay tuned for our Spring fundraising drive, coming soon.
Tuition alone to the WSP only covers approximately 85% of the expenses at an independent school like the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Generous donations to our Annual Fund are very important to bridge the gap between our income and expenses that allow our school community to thrive. The funds raised through your annual giving is invested right back into our school community in many ways – professional development opportunities; academic and enrichment initiatives; teacher salaries and continuing education opportunities; financial aid, and more.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made securely and easily on-line via Pay Pal:
It’s always our goal to have 100% participation from our school community in our Annual Fund, so please help us get there.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is fully recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization. All donations to the school are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Other ways to give
Grandparent and Special Friends’ Giving Circle: we see fundraising as something in which everyone in our community can participate. This is especially true for grandparents and special friends (aunts, uncles, godparents, etc.) of our students. To join our Giving Circle, please download this form.
Matching Gifts: Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program and double (or even sometimes triple!) the impact of your donation.
Appreciated Stock: Appreciated stock makes an excellent gift. You avoid all capital gains taxes and receive an income tax deduction for the full value of the gift.
Bequest: A gift through your will can have a significant impact on the school. This can be a specific bequest or a portion of the residual of your estate. A charitable bequest may decrease the amount of tax your estate pays.
CD’s, Savings Accounts, Brokerage Accounts, and Checking Accounts with POD Provisions: “POD” means “payable on death.” You retain full ownership and control during your lifetime. Upon your death, the account balance is paid – immediately and without probate.
Charitable Gift Annuity or Remainder Trust: These gifts provide a guaranteed income to the donor for life, an immediate income tax deduction, and other possible tax benefits.
In-kind Gifts of Materials and Equipment: Equipment or furnishings needed by the school can also be given. You are able to claim the fair market value of these gifts as a tax deduction. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a donation.
For more information, please contact Allison E. Budschalow, Development Manager, by email at email@example.com or phone at 215-248-1662 x 225.