Giving to Devon Prep
Since its founding in 1956, Devon Prep has continued to grow, and its strength today is a tribute to all who have supported Devon Prep over the years. Financial support through annual, capital and legacy gifts is essential and helps to sustain and enhance the outstanding Devon Prep experience. Academics, athletics, the arts, professional development, scholarship aid, and technology are just a few examples of what your gifts help provide. There are many giving opportunities and the Development Office can assist in tailoring a giving plan to meet your individual giving objectives.
How to give
Devon Prep offers the highest-quality education through a challenging curriculum taught by highly qualified and dedicated faculty who are committed to Devon’s Philosophy and Mission. You can play a big role in this important mission with your gifts for financial aid and scholarship support, capital initiatives, academic and athletic programs, specific projects or endowment. There are many ways to be involved, to demonstrate your school spirit, and to connect with us to share your gifts and talents.
Gifts of Cash
Outright gifts are the most direct way to contribute to Devon Prep, and are fully deductible for individuals who itemize on their federal income tax return. Gifts may be made online, or by mail.
Divide your gift into manageable, monthly contributions by enrolling in Devon Prep’s Monthly Giving Program. Through recurring gifts from your credit card or an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) linked to your bank account, you can make your gift in convenient monthly installments.
Pledges allow you to consider a larger gift to Devon Prep by spreading your payments out over a period of up to five years.
Donor Advised Funds
You may have already created a donor-advised fund through other organizations such as Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Schwab, Vanguard Charitable, a community foundation or others. Through these funds you may direct a grant to Devon Prep.
United Way and Workplace Giving Programs
Devon is classified by United Way 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.
Many companies encourage employee giving and you can direct your giving to Devon Prep. We are included in the Catholic Group Ruling as an eligible 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You or your employer may contact the Development Office for assistance as needed to facilitate these gifts.
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. Click here to see if your employer will match your gift.
Pennsylvania EITC and OSTC Tax Credit Programs
Businesses and Individuals can obtain PA tax credits for donations to Devon Prep through two programs offered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. The EITC Program and the OSTC Program, which benefits students who reside in under-performing school districts, each provide a wonderful opportunity for Devon Preparatory School, for our corporate donors, and for the students who receive access to a quality education.
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.
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.