Villa Maria Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school in the charism of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, empowers young women to lead lives of spiritual growth, intellectual inquiry and Christian service.
Every gift counts. Please be assured that all gifts are truly appreciated and carefully allocated to support our mission. No gift is too small, as every gift gets us closer to fulfilling our vision.
Donate with a Credit Card
Use your credit card online or by phone (call Sarah McGovern at 610-854-6129) and earn reward points for your donation. We will send a letter of thanks and a receipt for your tax records.
Mail a Check
Prefer to use a check? Print the form and mail it in with your check. We will send you a receipt for your tax records along with our sincere thanks.
Build Impact with a Recurring Gift
Support Villa Maria’s mission now and into the future with one step and take your giving to a new level. Recurring Gifts let you budget a smaller, regular gift that adds up to a larger annual donation for greater impact, and a planned tax deduction. Set an amount for a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gift, and have it automatically charged to your credit card. Recurring gifts can be adjusted or cancelled at any time.
You will see your gift on your credit card statement each month, and Villa Maria will send you a tax receipt at the end of the year. These gifts will be a dependable source of support that Villa can count on throughout the year.
Multiply your Donation with Corporate Matching Gifts
One of the smartest ways to give to Villa Maria is through a corporate matching gift program, where your company will match your donations to charitable organizations. By matching employee gifts, businesses ensure that their charitable resources support causes important to their employees and the community. You may be able to double, or even triple, the amount of your gift to Villa Maria at no additional cost to you. Many companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Your company’s human resources department should be able to provide information on how to apply for a matching gift.
If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gifts program, follow these steps to double your gift:
- Make your donation, either online, or with the form.
- Request and complete a matching gift form from the employer.
- Mail the form to:
Director of Advancement
Villa Maria Academy
370 Central Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
We will complete the process on our end, and you will be credited for doubling your gift.
Gifts of Stock are Tax-efficient
Transferring appreciated shares of stock as a donation to Villa Maria allows you to claim a deduction against your federal income taxes for the current market value of the shares, without having to pay any capital-gains tax on the profit from the shares. This could amount to huge savings for those who have realized substantial gains on their stock portfolios over the years. Please contact Kathleen McCartney for details on how to transfer stock.
IRA Charitable Rollover is a Tax-free Option
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 allows you to donate up to $100,000 as a direct gift to Villa Maria Academy from your traditional or Roth IRA without paying federal income tax on the distribution, if you are 70½ or older. The key is that the dollars must flow directly from your IRA to Villa. Your broker or fund company should be able to help you with this rollover process.
Create a Legacy through your Estate
As donors of all ages come together to support Villa Maria’s number one asset — our students — many are finding that different planned giving options, such as annuities, trusts and bequests, can increase their tax benefits and allow them to make a larger gift than they ever thought possible. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Learn more here.