Ways to Give

For further information about any of the following, please contact the Advancement Office at 484-420-2718.

The Waldron Annual Fund

Our annual campaign helps provide support for general operating expenses such as student and faculty programs, curriculum, technology, and building and grounds enhancement. The campaign runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year. To invest in the future of Waldron Mercy Academy and to be counted in this year's annual fund, donate today. For more information, contact Peg Flynn or 610-664-9847 ext 131.

Matching Gifts

You can double your support by designating Waldron Mercy Academy as the recipient of matching funds if your employer has a matching gift program. Each year the number of companies that provide matching gifts increases. Please check with your employer to see whether they have a matching gift program in place.

Gifts of Stock

You can give appreciated stock, which is easily transferable and provides special tax benefits. Use this form to initiate your transfer.

The United Way

Waldron Mercy Academy is approved to receive donations through the United Way’s Giving Program. If you already use this as a way to give, please consider naming Waldron Mercy as a recipient. Our designation is: Waldron Mercy Academy #14245.

EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credits) and OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit)

If your company pays state tax in Pennsylvania, it may be possible to distribute the funds to WMA instead. Through the EITC and OSTC programs, your company can receive a substantial tax credit - as much as 90 percent of the value of the gift - while supporting Waldron Mercy Academy’s Student Aid Fund. The program allows C-Corps, S-Corps, Partnerships, and LLCs to contribute. Over 50 of our students have benefited from these funds. For more information, contact Alison Nolan or 484-420-2716.

For further details about the EITC program, click here to access this link.

For further information about the OSTC program, click here to access this link.

Planned Gifts

One of the simplest ways to give a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. After providing for your heirs, you may wish to include Waldron Mercy in your estate plans. We hope that you will be inspired to follow Edgar and Mary Griffiths’ example and join the Edgar H. Griffiths '35 Planned Giving Society.

For more information, contact Peg Flynn or 610-664-9847 ext. 131.

Make Tax-Free Gifts from Your IRA

The IRA charitable rollover legislation allows you to transfer lifetime gifts up to $100,000 using funds from your individual retirement account (IRA) without undesirable tax effects.

You may contribute funds this way if:
  • You are age 70-1/2 or older at the time of the gift;
  • You transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA. This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not other types of retirement plans;
  • You transfer the funds outright to one or more qualified charities. The legislation does not permit direct transfers to charitable trusts, donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities or supporting organizations; and You make your gift by December 31.

Foundation Support

If you or a family member has established a foundation, if you serve on the board of a foundation, or if your employer has a foundation, please let us know if we can apply for a grant. For more information, contact Peg Flynn or 610-664-9847 ext. 131.

Events

Each year we hold a Golf and Tennis Classic in the fall and our Tigerfest Auction in the spring. These are great opportunities to meet parents or connect with fellow alumni while supporting Waldron Mercy Academy. There are also opportunities to donate gifts or provide sponsorship to help make these events successful fundraising endeavors for Waldron Mercy. For further information, contact Alison Nolan or 484-420-2716.

Contact us:

513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066 
t. 610-664-9847 
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