Ways to Give
WAYS TO GIVE: TOP 5 FAQ’s of Giving
Parents, alumni, faculty, staff, grandparents, board of directors, volunteers, friends, local businesses, and generous foundations.
2. WHO BENEFITS?
Children BENEFIT. Maharishi School BENEFITS.
You BENEFIT. Some people give because it is a great tax-write off, or feel they are helping their children adopt a giving mindset as they grow up. But more often than not, people give because it infuses more meaning into their life.
3.WHY IS THE FUNDRAISING SO IMPORTANT?
Your tax-deductible dollars are used to support operational expenses at Maharishi School. Tuition at the vast majority of independent schools does not cover the full cost of an education. This discrepancy is often called “the gap,” representing the difference between the true cost of a private school education per student and the cost of tuition per student.
4.HOW CAN I GIVE?
Maharishi accepts all major credit cards and checks. To make an online donation through your credit card, CLICK HERE. To pay by check, mail to: Maharishi School Development Office, 804 Dr. Robert Keith Wallace Dr., Fairfield, IA 52556.
5.WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?
The overhead of running a school is quite large; from faculty and staff salaries, which often account for a majority of school expenses, to facility maintenance and operations, to daily supplies. This is called the Annual Fund. In addition, Maharishi School offsets tuition for families who can’t afford the full cost with what is called financial aid. This funding comes through our Scholarship Fund.
THE ANNUAL FUND
Annual Giving is the cornerstone of all fundraising activities and is needed to maintain the level of excellence fostered at Maharishi School. It refers to unrestricted gifts made to the school on a yearly basis. Unrestricted gifts help the school meet annual expenses such as faculty salaries, new programs, upgrades in technology, and financial aid. To donate to the Annual Fund, CLICK HERE and select General Donation from the drop-down list provided.
THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Scholarship Fund, or sometimes referred to as the Dharma Fund, helps provide financial assistance to those families that cannot afford to pay full tuition but still want their children to benefit from Consciousness-Based Education. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, CLICK HERE and select “Dharma” from the drop-down list provided.
A growing Endowment Fund is essential to securing the future and expansion of Maharishi School. An endowment fund is a “savings account” from which we draw a set percentage of the interest income to offer more scholarships to students and to support a highly qualified faculty. The principal remains untouched and grows for the future. We very much appreciate our Endowment Fund donors for their long-term vision and support of Consciousness-Based education and Maharishi School. For more information on contributing to the Endowment Fund, please contact the Development Director at (641) 472-9400, ext. 5070. Thank you.
GIFTS OF SECURITIES AND OTHER LEGACY GIFTS
For more information on any of the following, contact the Development Director at (641) 472-9400, ext. 5070.
- Securities: Appreciated securities are an excellent form of asset to use in making a charitable gift. In most cases, an outright gift of securities that has increased in value entitles the donor to an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities and avoidance of capital gains tax.
- Giving to Maharishi School can be planned for in one’s estate plan for a specific amount, a percentage of the donor’s estate, or even a residual portion.
- For further possibilities for donating real estate, tangible personal property, insurance, or remainder gifting, please contact the Development Director.
Funds can be restricted because the donor wants the money to go to a specific program or the donor wants the money to be utilized after a specific time or event, such as Destination Imagination, tennis, music or art program, etc. Restricted funds give donors assurance that their money is being used in the manner they desire. To make a Restricted Donation, CLICK HERE and select “Restricted” from the drop-down list provided.
There are sometimes opportunities to make an in-kind donation for a special project or need at Maharishi School. Please contact Trish Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your in-kind gift. Regardless of how you give, and what you give to, Maharishi School is grateful for your support.
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