Ways of Giving
There are several ways you can make a gift to Miquon. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Crocker, Director of Development.
Gift of cash, check, or credit card
There is no easier way to support Miquon than by writing a check. Your gift has an immediate impact on the overall operating budget of the school and is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please make your check payable to The Miquon School, and send it to 2025 Harts Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428-2414. Miquon also accepts Master Card, VISA, and American Express credit card donations. Credit card gifts can be made by sending the information to Miquon via post mail or by giving online.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Please consider making a gift and having it “give” twice! Miquon benefits from donations that are matched by corporate matching gift programs. Please consult your company’s personnel or human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift program. Usually, the donor will be given a simple form to send to Miquon with their gift; some companies have set up online systems for processing matching gifts.
Gift of Appreciated Securities
Miquon gratefully accepts gifts of appreciated securities. Please consult your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant for assistance with your philanthropic plans. To transfer eligible securities, please give the following account information to your broker:
* Broker: SEI Private Trust Company
* DTC Participant ID#: 2039
* Institution Number/ID Agent Number: 94952
* Agent Internal Account Number: 11102-C
* Account #: 15097A
* The Miquon School Stock Account
So that we can properly track and acknowledge your gift, please also provide the following information to the Development Office:
* Donor Name
* Asset Name
* Cusip #/Ticker Symbol
* Number of shares
* Brokerage Firm
* Broker Contact Name
* Broker Contact Information
Bequests & Trusts
A bequest is a donation of cash, personal property, or real estate provided in the donor’s will to a non-profit institution (such as Miquon). It involves no immediate loss of capital or income, and tax benefits minimize the ultimate cost on one’s heirs. Charitable bequests are deductible for federal estate tax purposes on the donor’s estate tax return. A trust arrangement enables you to make a major gift to Miquon during your lifetime and permits you to receive income from cash, securities, or other property involved. At the same time, you will receive an immediate charitable deduction on your income tax, and capital gain, if any, is exempt from capital gains tax. Exact exemptions and deductions will vary according to individual situations. Please consult your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant for assistance with your philanthropic plans. We would be very happy to participate in these conversations, as appropriate.
PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs
EITC: Miquon is currently on the list of scholarship organizations approved for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program offered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s EITC program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations or educational improvement organizations. Miquon is approved to accept donations of scholarship funds for students in grades K-6. For scholarships for grades K-6: tax credits equal to 75% of a company’s contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year; Can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years. For more information, please contact Miquon’s Director of Development or visit the EITC website.
OSTC: Miquon is also on the list of scholarship organizations approved for the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program offered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s OSTC program provides tax credits to eligible businesses that make contributions to provide tuition assistance in the form of scholarships to eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to attend another public school outside of their district or nonpublic school. Tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $400,000 per taxable year; can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if a business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years. For more information, please contact Miquon’s Director of Development or visit the OSTC website.
Since Miquon is an approved scholarship organization for its K-6 students for both EITC and OSTC, we hope that our community will encourage any business they are acquainted with to consider making a gift for scholarship support. Tax credit is available from both programs on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited.