CHOOSE A GIVING OPTION THAT SUITS YOU BEST
- Cash or Check
The easiest way to make a gift to The Montessori School is to write a check. Simply make your check of any amount payable to The Montessori School and mail to: The Montessori School, 1701 Jarrettown Road, Dresher, PA 19025, Attn: Development Office.
- Credit Card
Use the button below to donate a gift to the Annual Giving Fund using your favorite credit card. Your card will be processed on a safe and secure PayPal site. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.
- Appreciated Securities
A gift of appreciated securities can bring the donor greater tax savings than a gift of cash. If you donate stock that you have held for more than a year, you will receive a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities on the date The Montessori School receives the stock. You are not required to pay a capital gains tax on the appreciation.
- Corporate Matching Gifts
Alumni, parents and friends who work for a company that matches an employee’s charitable giving can obtain a matching gift form from the human resources department of their employer. The donor usually fills out part of the form and sends it along with the gift to The Montessori School. The Development Office will take care of the rest.
- Giving through United Way
The Montessori School qualifies as an eligible organization for United Way’s Donor Choice Program. If anyone in your household contributes through United Way, please consider designating your gift to TMS. The Montessori School Donor I.D. is #3568. You must write this number on the Donor Choice form. (You may also find the donor choice number under New Horizons Montessori School.)
These donations are not monetary contributions, and may consist of furnishings, art, computers, musical instruments, books, etc. TMS will provide a gift receipt as an acknowledgment of the contribution. The Montessori School accepts gifts-in-kind at its own discretion. Please contact the Development Office prior to donating.
- Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)
What is EITC? The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is a national model program which provides greater access to education through public/private collaboration. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the state, an opportunity to reduce their tax liability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations like The Montessori School. Your gift to scholarships at TMS can generate tax credits from 75% to 100% of your contribution, up to a maximum of $400,000 annually. Make your tax dollars work for TMS!
Join our “family” of businesses who have contributed to TMS via EITC!
- European Marble
- First Niagra Bank
- Framers Trading Group
- Harvest Advisors
- HRM USA, Inc.
- Margolis Becker
- Novick Brothers Corp.
- Phila Insurance Co.
- PNC Bank
- Prime Property Management
- Republic Bank
- Rosenau Co. Inc.
- Sandmeyer Steel
- Susquehanna Bancshares
Is my business eligible?If your business is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania and pays one of following taxes, you can register to be eligible for the EITC Program.
- Corporate Net Income Tax
- Capital Stock Franchise Tax
- Bank and Trust Company Share Tax
- Titles Insurance Companies Share Tax
- Insurance Premiums Tax
- Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
Additionally, most subchapter s-corporations are now able to participate passing through the tax credit on their personal income tax.
- Year 1 of 1 C-corporations and Year 1 of 2 C-corporations can submit their applications beginning on July 1, 2012.
- Year 1 of 1 S-corporations and Year 1 of 2 S-corporations can submit their applications beginning on July 8, 2012.
- Year 2 of 2 C-corporations and S-corporations can submit their applications on May 15, 2012.
The PA Department of Revenue’s EITC Pass-Through Election Form can be found here.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Department of Community & Economic Development – Center for Business Financing
Tax Credit Division, 4th Floor
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120