Giving to The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the 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 – come to Charter Arts. Live your dream.” Charter Arts Alum, Class of 2007
This statement made six years ago holds true today. Every year students declare that their experience at Charter Arts has made a profound difference in their lives. A gift made to the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will support the education of young people who benefit every day from Charter Arts’ unique arts centered education.
Charter Arts opened in 2003 offering high school students passionate about the arts a place of their own to create and develop into young artists and thinkers. Charter Arts is one of only two charter high schools for the arts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The other charter high school for the arts is located outside of Pittsburgh. Charter Arts attracts students from a twelve-county region representing over forty-five separate school districts.
Charter schools in Pennsylvania operate on a formula of 75% of funding received in the home school district through state, federal funding and local taxes. 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 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.
Thank you to our generous donors! Click Here for list of 2013 donors.
How Can You Help?
You can support Charter Arts with a gift to the annual fund, support school fundraisers, sponsor, volunteer or buy tickets for an event, make an in-kind donation, and/or let us know about new opportunities for funding for arts and education. Click here to find out more about the Parent Association fund raisers!
Make a Monthly Commitment
A monthly commitment to Charter Arts allows each donor to support the students in an on-going manner. A small monthly donation can add up quickly. To arrange for a monthly donation to Charter Arts, please click here.
You may be able to double or even triple your gift with a Matching Gift from your employer or your spouse’s employer. Please inquire at 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 154.
Other Ways to Support Charter Arts
If you have a Target Red Card, please enroll in their school giving program at www.target.com/tcoe. Sign up under Lehigh Valley Charter Arts, school number #153236.
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: Our school ID will be posted when Giant opens their registration. You can also sign up online at www.giantfood.com/aplus or fill out the form on the Parent Association 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.