At The Miami Valley School, we believe that philanthropy supports humanity and humanity supports education. Our mission as a school is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.
Support of the MVS Annual Fund makes an essential difference and contributes to the transformational experiences of our students, faculty, and staff. Each year, the Annual Fund supports both general operations of the school as well as initiatives in the following areas:
Support for Young People of Promise
- Individualized college counseling that seeks the best fit for each student
- Comprehensive community service-learning programs that benefit students and the surrounding region
- Expanding opportunities in all academic fields
- Support for facilities and technology upgrades
- Diversity initiatives
- Financial Aid
Support for Self Sustaining Learners
- Visiting scholars, authors, and innovators who inspire students and teachers
- Symposiums and speakers for parents, teachers, and students
- Professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
- Social and emotional learning training for faculty
- Support for student competitions and attendance at national conferences
- Advancement of the Immersion method
Support for Compassionate Global Citizens
- World language courses beginning in early childhood (Mandarin, French, and Spanish)
- Outdoor education with Zorniger Lab, gardens, and outdoor exploration
- Immersion learning programs throughout each division
- Immersion scholarships
When you make a contribution to the annual fund, our entire community benefits from your generosity. Your gift is not only a testament to what The Miami Valley School has meant to you and your family, but also an investment in our school’s commitment to excellence – past, present, and future. Please consider giving to the Annual Fund this year. Thank you!
Elizabeth F. Cleary
Head of School
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Ways to give
In addition to cash, many other assets may be used to fund a gift including appreciated stock, personal property, real estate, and retirement plan funds. You may make your gift so that it is used immediately or you may give through other methods, such as life income plans that provide income, tax and personal benefits.
The Miami Valley School accepts American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. To make your gift via credit card, you may give online or call our Advancement Office at (937) 434-4444.
Please make checks payable to The Miami Valley School and mail your checks to:
The Miami Valley School
5151 Denise Dr.
Dayton, OH 45429
Many companies often offer matching gift programs that enhance a charitable contribution made by an employee. Not only does The Miami Valley School benefit from the increased donation, but a donor may qualify for a higher category of recognition when the gift is matched. Ask your human resource department for a matching gift form and send it in with your contribution.
Securities are the most common form of property given to non-profit institutions. The Miami Valley School welcomes gifts of stocks, bonds, and shares of mutual funds. By donating appreciated stocks directly to The Miami Valley School, you can avoid the capital gains tax that would be incurred if you sold the securities. When a gift of securities is made, donors are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full, fair-market value of the stock for the year the gift is made. The fair-market value is determined by the mean of the high and low sales prices on the date the stock is received by The Miami Valley School. To learn more, please contact the Advancement Office at (937) 434-4444.
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Gifts made as part of your overall financial plan, which often benefit you now and The Miami Valley School later, are known as “planned gifts.” Bequests, gifts of insurance and retirement plan funds, and gifts that provide lifetime income can provide significant future resources to The Miami Valley School while providing you with income, tax, and personal benefits. Planned giving also allows you to provide future support for the areas and programs at The Miami Valley School that are of most interest to you, address important family and financial needs, and often allow you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible.
Planned gifts offer the following benefits:
- Provide lifetime income for you and, if you wish, another beneficiary.
- Give you a substantial federal income-tax charitable deduction.
- Enable you to turn low-yielding assets into a higher income stream.
- Reduce or eliminate taxes on capital gains.
- Eliminate or reduce federal estate taxes.
- Ultimately provide a meaningful gift to The Miami Valley School.
For questions about planning giving contact The Executive Assistant to the Head of School (937)434-4444 to have a confidential conversation with the Head of School about how you can explore bequests or other planned giving opportunities.
Join us for our next Virtual Open House! During this special presentation, participants will meet our awesome admissions team, learn about our enrollment and financial aid processes,and meet our division directors in special breakout rooms for Pre-K, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Register in advance using this link.
The MVS Annual Fund supports the school in multiple ways, and our students are the direct beneficiaries. Our dedicated and nurturing faculty, superb academic program, libraries, classroom technology, athletics, fine and performing arts, and scholarship program are all supported by your gift.
Yes, all gifts are tax-deductible. The Miami Valley School is a recognized 501c3 educational institution.
Yes. The employer’s matching gift will be combined with the parent’s gift to determine the giving level at which the parents will receive recognition.
Every gift counts! A high participation rate indicates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of our school, which is an important consideration when the school seeks funding from outside foundations and corporations.
Donors can charge their gift to a credit card, pay by check or we accept gifts of securities, mutual funds, etc. Annual giving gifts may be paid in installments. Contact the Advancement Office at (937) 434-4444 for more details.
Every one of our alumni is a valued member of the extended MVS community. Their varied careers, activities and contributions to the world since leaving here are part of the rich and diverse legacy of our school.