WAYS TO GIVE

The Waldron 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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




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. Contact Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148 to begin this process.




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 Mark Murray or 610-664-9847 ext 115. For further details about the EITC program, click here. For further information about the OSTC program, click here.




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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




Fundraising Events


Each year we hold a Fall Event 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 Ashley Robinson or 610-664-9847 ext. 127.




Current Parents Campaign


Contact Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.





LEADERSHIP GIVING SOCIETIES

The Waldron 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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




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. Contact Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148 to begin this process.




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 Mark Murray or 610-664-9847 ext 115. For further details about the EITC program, click here. For further information about the OSTC program, click here.




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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




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 Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.




Fundraising Events


Each year we hold a Fall Event 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 Ashley Robinson or 610-664-9847 ext. 127.




Current Parents Campaign


Contact Karen McGinley or 610-664-9847 ext 148.





SUPPORT WHILE YOU SHOP

Amazon Smile


Shop online at Amazon and WMA will receive .5% of all elibible purchases made through our link. SUPPORT US ON AMAZON SMILE




Box Tops for Education


Cut out the box tops on participating products and send them to school. It's that easy. SEE WHAT PRODUCTS PARTICIPATE




Target Rewards Program


Whenever you shop with a Target “RED card” (Target credit card, a Target Visa card, or the Target check card), 1% of the purchase amount is donated to Waldron Mercy. Apply in stores or online, or designate Waldron as the reward recipient for your existing REDcard. WMA's school identification number is 14691. For more information, call 1-800-316-6142. SUPPORT US THROUGH TARGET




Giant Grocery Stores


Giant Bonus Card holders can help Waldron receive cash back through the Giant A+ program. Register your Giant Bonus Card and use it when you check out. Please note that the Giant program only runs through part of the year. SUPPORT US THROUGH GIANT





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Waldron Mercy Academy

Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse, faith community rooted in the gospel values of mercy and justice. We are a school where the joy of discovery inspires serious study, social responsibility, and strong faith.

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