Show your support for Jefferson Academy this year on JA Gives Day, Monday, December 7th!
Why should I support Jefferson Academy?
Excellence: JA’s commitment to academic excellence is clear. Earlier this year, our 96 graduating seniors were awarded approximately $1,000,000 in scholarships and financial support. Both of our campuses have received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award many times, an honor given to schools who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. Read more
Commitment to Mission & Vision: Originally formed in 1994 by a group of parents, JA remains committed to creating a learning environment that results in productive citizens. This commitment is clear during COVID-19, as teachers, parents, and students work together to learn, no matter where that learning takes place. Read more
How does my donation help Jefferson Academy?
Whatever the amount, your donation helps to fund all areas of Jefferson Academy and its mission and vision. This year, the effects of a pandemic on our operations and budget have been far-reaching. From helping to fund more staff for remote students to purchasing new camera equipment, your donation this year will mean a better experience for our students and staff.
Beginning in spring 2021, JA Foundation will begin a program to support innovation in the classroom. This mini grant process will be funded by JA Gives Day and go directly to teachers and staff who need additional funds for programs and projects. This includes supplies, materials, training, and technology that may be needed to teach and learn during a pandemic.
How much should I give?
We are so glad you asked. This year, the CARES Act allows for increased deductions on your charitable giving, whether you are itemizing those deductions or not. These enhanced tax benefits expire December 31, 2020. We recommend you talk to your tax professional, and here are a few articles and links to help:
Not itemizing deductions? You can give up to $300 ‘above-the-line’ this year. Read more
Itemizing deductions? You can get a deduction for up to 100% of your donation. Read more
Interested in corporate giving? Businesses may be able to deduct up to 25% of their charitable donation (up from 10%). Read more
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