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Giving At Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon turns 50 this year. As a community, we commemorate this occasion by celebrating our past and designing our future.

Every year, conditions are set to elevate the student experience. With community feedback this year, specific areas and items have been identified. Every family will benefit from this year’s Mount Vernon Fund.

2021-22 MVFund Priorities include:
– Replace the multipurpose field turf and practice track on Upper Campus
– Revitalize main stages on both campuses (audio and lights)
– Update Lower Campus gym and Preschool spaces
– Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action initiatives
– Provide innovative professional learning for faculty and staff

Leadership Giving

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In honor of the School’s 50th year, please consider making an impact by giving at one of the following leadership levels:

  • 1972 Leader: $10,000
  • 5050 Accelerator: $5,050
  • 1972 Member: $1972

As a 5050 Accelerator (and above), you will receive two VIP tickets to the Benefit Gala in February, family sponsorship of the Mustang Rally with an all-access wristband, and an invitation for two to our annual 1972 Celebration.

Or consider joining the 1972 Society as a first time member, in honor of our founding year. All gifts and pledges are greatly appreciated.

Maximize your Impact with a Matching Gift

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Please maximize your giving impact by exploring matching gift opportunities- many companies and some non-profits will match your philanthropic gift.

Matching Gifts are an easy way to double or, in some cases, triple your gift to the School. Search here to see if your company offers a matching gifts program.

Ways to Give

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Making an Online Gift is an efficient and secure way to give. You will immediately receive a confirmation email with the gift receipt.

Making a Recurring Gift is an opportunity to spread your annual gift across monthly (and automatic) payments. All annual payments conclude by 6/30/21.

Mail a Gift to the School:
Community Development Office
Attn: Elizabeth Werdesheim
Mount Vernon School
510 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

Corporate Matching Gift Program: A Gift Match could double or triple your gift.

Many employers participate in matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Search here to see if your company offers a matching gifts program

Stock Transfer: Contributing appreciated stock is a popular way to give as it reduces current income tax and capital gains. Please indicate your intention to transfer stock via our Securities Transfer Notification Form.

IRA Gift: Donors 70.5 years old or older can transfer up to $100,000 tax-free from an IRA directly to the MVFund. What’s more, these gifts can satisfy the donor’s annual minimum distribution. Please leverage our IRA letter template prepopulated with Mount Vernon’s tax ID and information.

GOAL:

Georgia Tax Credit
Participation in this valuable program addresses the School’s critical need for targeted financial aid funding and is not considered a donation. It is, rather, a redirection of tax monies already owed to the state and therefore not related to participation in the annual Mount Vernon Fund.

Each year, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program in collaboration with the Mount Vernon Fund, plays a critical role in Mount Vernon’s overall financial aid program. Participation in this program makes a positive impact on the School’s ability to enroll and retain our students regardless of their family’s ability to pay full tuition. Mount Vernon partners with Georgia GOAL, the state’s leading Student Scholarship Organization (SSO).

GOAL is currently accepting tax credit applications for the 2022 tax year; please click here to apply. Additionally, due to the increase in the overall state cap on this program to $100 million, there are still credits remaining for 2021. If you have not yet participated in 2021, you may do so at www.goalscholarship.org, so long as credits remain.

The maximum redirections by tax filing status are:

Filing Status Contribution Level
Individual Filer Up to $1,000
Married Filing Jointly Up to $2,500
Married Filing Separately Up to $1,250
Owner of S Corp, LLC or Partnership Up to $10,000
S Corp, LLC or Partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level Up to 75% of Georgia income tax liability
C-Corp or Trust Up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability