Ways of Giving to Devon Prep

To receive more information about the Annual Giving Fund please contact Jeanmarie Emhof, Director of Development, 610.688.7337, email development @ devonprep . com

As quality education costs continue to rise, private contributions to Devon Prep are more important than ever before, and you may be able to contribute more that you realize. Gifts to Devon Prep can be made in a number of ways.

Annual Giving

Gifts to the Annual Fund are an important part of the School’s development program. Annual Giving helps to promote quality instruction, defray the cost of needed renovations and repairs, provide scholarships and financial aid for deserving students, and secure the growth of Devon Prep. Gifts to the Annual Fund may be unrestricted, or may be directed to a specific concern or area of interest.

Where the Need is Greatest

Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are preferred because they will be used in the areas of greatest need. By allowing your gift to be used where the need is greatest you give Devon Prep an important degree of flexibility in responding to the evolving financial needs of the school and to continuing its tradition of providing an excellent education.

Athletic Programs

Gifts directed to the Devon Prep Athletic Department support our student athletes and teams by helping to pay for uniforms, equipment, facilities enhancements and travel.

Technology Advancement

Gifts to the Technology Program enable Devon Prep to keep pace with the latest advances in the instructional uses of technology and supports infrastructure upgrades.

Scholarship Funds

While unrestricted gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign provide Devon Prep with operating funds to help maintain the quality of its academic programs, scholarship gifts enable the school to award scholarship aid to deserving students. Funds earmarked for scholarships will be used to finance full and/or partial scholarships that are awarded yearly for academic achievement.

You may also give or gain a little immortality while making a lasting impact on future generations through the gift of an endowed scholarship in your name or in the name of someone you would like to honor.

 Endowment

Funds designed for Endowment will help secure the future growth and stability of Devon Prep. Endowed Funds are permanent funds that are invested in order to provide income, thereby providing strength for the school indefinitely into the future.

Matching Gifts

The easiest way maximize your gift to Devon Prep grow is through corporate matching gifts. Donors (or their spouses) employed by companies with matching gift programs can double or even triple their contributions by designating Devon Preparatory School as the recipient of matching gifts.

United Way

Devon Prep is eligible to participate in the Donor Choice Program of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. During the United Way’s annual campaign, donors may designate a gift to Devon Prep on the Donor Choice pledge/designation form through Specific Care.

Devon Prep is classified as a “non-member agency,” and listed as DEVON PREP, 363 Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333, with I.D. #04636. The assigned identification number is consistent from year to year.

Gifts of Appreciated Property

A gift of stock, real estate or other appreciated property can provide vital support to Devon Prep as well as tax advantages to the donor. In many cases, a donor can avoid capital gains tax by gifting appreciated assets to Devon Prep instead of selling them and donating the proceeds.

Gifts in Kind

Devon Prep gratefully accepts gifts of supplies, books, and equipment. Tax deductions are available for firms contributing gifts in kind to educational institutions.

Bequests

Providing for Devon Prep is as easy as adding a phrase to your will. You may wish to consider naming Devon Prep to receive all or part of your estate. Through careful planning you can protect your family and also contribute to the financial security of Devon Prep.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a life or celebrate a special occasion. Memorial giving to Devon Prep is a caring way to honor the life of a friend, colleague or loved one. A commemorative gift is also a great way to pay tribute to or honor someone on a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or other special event.  Acknowledgment of the gift is made directly to the family or designated individual.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Devon Prep is eligible to receive corporate gifts through two programs offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. Companies that do business and pay corporate taxes in Pennsylvania receive substantial tax credits for donations to Devon Preparatory School’s student financial aid program. The EITC Program and the recently established OSTC Program, which benefits students who reside in underperforming school districts, each provide a wonderful opportunity for Devon Preparatory School and for our corporate donors. Our financial aid program, which provides financial assistance to needy students, is currently funded by individual contributions to the school. Corporate support through the EITC program and the OSTC program provide financial aid funds which allow us to offer access to a private school education to more students, who may otherwise not be able to attend Devon Prep. The process is simple. Visitwww.newpa.com for more information on these programs or contact the Development Office for more information.