Support Overview

Ways to Give

The mission of Delaware Valley Friends School is to prepare students with learning differences for future work and study. When you make a gift to DVFS, you have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as many options for making your gift.

Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to DVFS, because they allow the school to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. Your unrestricted contribution may be used to support costs associated with financial aid, assistive technology, teacher training, facilities, and much more.

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program, like ABLE, Athletics, the Arts Program or Summer School. When you make a directed gift to DVFS, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.

You also have the option of designating your gift for current use or for endowment. Current-use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term, whereas endowment gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the school’s permanent financial base and creating a predictable source of future income for such things as student scholarships, faculty training, facilities maintenance, or even entire academic programs.

Types of Gifts

Outright Gifts
When you make an outright gift to DVFS, your contribution can be put to work immediately — either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the school’s endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

  • Cash gifts — the simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made by credit card on-line through our website by clicking on Make a Gift at the top of your screen. We also accept gifts of outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to Delaware Valley Friends School.
  • Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to DVFS before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale. If you wish to transfer stocks from a broker’s account, please contact the Development Office at 610-640-4150 ext. 2151 or development@dvfs.org for transaction information.
  • Gifts of real estate — including personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land — offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits.
  • Gifts of personal property — including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value — in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support DVFS with outstanding tax benefits to you.

Delaware Valley Friends School is for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other language-based learning disabilities as well as ADD/ADHD.
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