GIVING

Ways
To
Give

There are many opportunities that you can support MDE School, our students, and our programs by making a gift to MDE School. All gifts make an impact and MDE is grateful for all contributions.

1. Annual Fund

Monetary donations to the Annual Fund are an easy way you can directly support MDE School and each of our students. Gifts can be made in a single contribution or pledged and made in installments. Additionally, 100% participation from staff, MDE parents and the MDE board of directors ensures we are eligible for grants and corporate funding opportunities which enhance technology, our playground, life skills and enrichment programs. We believe that by investing in our students today, we will give them the necessary tools to achieve their maximum potential tomorrow.

2. Matching Gifts

The impact of your contribution can be increased by a matching gift from your employer! If you’re considering a donation, check with your employer, and if applicable, forward the completed matching gift form to MDE School. A matching gift can dramatically increase your support for MDE School.

3. Stocks and Securities

Giving appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year can benefit you and MDE School! If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago – and if you itemize deductions — you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. You can deduct the fair market value only if you hold the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you’ve held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis — what you paid for the stock — not the current value.
Consult your legal, tax, and estate planning professionals when considering gifts other than cash.

4. Event Sponsorships

Do you work for a local business or corporation? Patron one of our two annual fundraising events by donating an event sponsorship. Sponsorships are a great way to show your support MDE School while raising awareness and positive PR for your organization. Sponsorships for either event start at $250.

5. GaSSO

Redirect your Georgia State Tax Dollars to fund scholarships for MDE School Students! Invest in education and help provide student scholarships by contributing to the GaSSO Program for a 100% Georgia income tax credit. This is not a donation, it is a re-allocation of your state tax obligation to scholarships, and it can be designated directly to scholarships for MDE School. The Georgia Education Expense Credit allows taxpayers to take a CREDIT against their Georgia income taxes for amounts contributed to the GaSSO Program. You can find more information about GaSSO at https://georgiasso.us/

6. In-Kind donations

You can support MDE by making a donation of goods or services! Provide lunch for our teachers, host a drive for school supplies, donate a silent auction item, or host a special class for our kids. Contact us for a complete list of needs.