Giving to The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts)
“Charter Arts has been the foundation for all my artistic and social growth. Without this school, there would be no me. I consistently say to prospective students that if you want your life to be changed – go to Charter Arts. Live your dream.” Charter Arts Alum, Class of 2007
This statement made nine years ago still holds true today. Every year, students and alumni express that their experience at Charter Arts has made a profound difference in their lives. A gift made to Charter Arts supports all of the young men and women, who travel into Bethlehem from a ten-county region each day, to attend a school that motivates them to be successful students.
Charter schools in Pennsylvania operate on 75% of funding received from a student’s home school district. This formula provides $1.5 million less in funding per year to Charter Arts than a traditional public school receives for the same enrollment. Funds raised through the Parent Association, the Charter Arts Foundation and the development department provide vital resources for the school and serve all artistic and academic departments. A gift to Charter Arts helps each student reach his or her creative potential and prepare for a successful future.
How Can You Help?
You can support Charter Arts with a gift to the annual fund. You can also support various school fundraisers throughout the school year. Another way to help is to sponsor an event, or buy tickets for an event. Businesses and individuals can also make an in-kind donation with services or products. Volunteering your time is also another great way to support Charter Arts.
Make a Monthly Commitment
A monthly commitment to Charter Arts allows a donor to support students throughout the year. A small monthly donation can add up quickly and really help the school’s fundraising efforts. To arrange for a monthly donation to Charter Arts, please click here.
You may be eligible to double or even triple your gift with a Matching Gift from your employer or your spouse’s employer. Please inquire with your Human Resources Department.
Gifts of Stock
Securities are often the best way to make a gift to the school. There is a two-fold benefit to making a gift of this nature: a charitable deduction for the current fair market value and no personal capital gains taxes on the appreciation. For more information about gifts of securities, please contact our Development Office 610-868-2971 ext 3154.
Other Ways to Support Charter Arts
If you shop at Giant Food Stores, please register for a shoppers saving card so that Charter Arts will receive $$ credit every time you shop. You can sign up online at www.giantfood.com/aplus or fill out the form on the fundraisers page and return it to the school. Don’t stop there, encourage family and friends to sign up too. The Parent Association Goal is to double the number of Giant supporters during the 2013 / 2014 school year. We need you to help!
Please make a gift today. Thank you for your commitment to Charter Arts.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The EIN number is 23-2859758.