Your gift helps ensure Verde Valley School remains a place where people from all over the world can come to live, study, and work together in hopes of making the world a better place. It ensures that the arts, music, and theater are shared and celebrated. And it assures that unique programs like Field Trips and Project Period continue for future VVS generations.
Whether you’re considering a gift to the Annual Fund, a donation to our Global Goals Malawi Program, an item from our wish list, or an hour of your time, we appreciate that you are making Verde Valley School a financial priority.
We are happy to share that 100% of our board of trustees, faculty and staff contribute donations and/or in-kind services to Verde Valley School.
DOES YOUR COMPANY MATCH EMPLOYEES’ CHARITABLE GIFTS?
Naming Verde Valley School as a recipient of your matching gift program can double or even triple the size of your donation, regardless of the method by which you choose to give. Please check with your human resources department to obtain the appropriate paperwork and notify the VVS Advancement Office at the time of making your gift.
Donate to the Annual Fund
Since its founding in 1948, Verde Valley School has sought to create a community of teachers and learners that is, first and foremost, committed to social diversity. In particular, the goal to successfully model an interdependent, international living environment by its students and faculty has been a crucial element of the VVS mission, supporting its hallmark field trip program and formal studies in anthropology. Your donation to the Annual Fund enables us to continue this progressive vision.
Ways to Give
Direct your Tax Dollars to Scholarships – FAIS
Arizona residents can direct their Arizona taxes directly to VVS, for free through the FAIS (Financial Assistance for Independent Schools) program! Instead of their payment disappearing into the “general fund”, every dollar designated for the school by FAIS donations becomes part of the financial aid package for deserving Arizona students. Most importantly, the donor receives an Arizona State income tax credit.
Support the Global Goals Malawi Program
Since 2005, VVS students have traveled to Malawi, Africa, as a part of the Global Goals Malawi Program. They complete a variety of service projects, including providing eyeglass clinics, sponsoring girls’ education at Hillside School, and fully outfitting the village of Kamangilira with anti-malarial mosquito nets. Donations specifically ensure we continue our international humanitarian efforts into the future.
Stock, and Bond, In-Kind Securities Gifts
Giving can require important paperwork and careful planning can help maximize the advantages both to the donor and to VVS. We would warmly welcome your stock, bond, and other in-kind gifts, which can maximize your tax deductibility. A simple stock transfer gift via your broker or securities institution can be sent without the need for liquidation and arrives in as little as three days. Transfer instructions can be found below.
Buy a Brick Program
Commemorate your time at VVS by purchasing a brick to be permanently set in the ground of the Gretchen Warren Chapel. You can add your favorite quote, a personal message, or a few words of wisdom for the future generations. All proceeds go to Verde Valley School’s Annual Fund, helping our scholarship fund, Field Trips, outdoor programs, improvements to the campus, and many other programs at the School.
Building Benches provides a way for VVS alumni to directly support the school’s ongoing and long-term infrastructure building and maintenance needs. In return, a bench with a commemorative plaque is built on campus in honor of the donor (whether an individual, a class group, or a graduation decade). Please support your school, then come to campus and sit for a spell on your bench, while reflecting on our shared experience!
Throughout the school year, many of you will make significant purchases from Amazon. When you shop through Amazon (via an identical site called “Amazon Smile”), Verde Valley School receives a portion of the proceeds, at no additional cost to you! Amazon Smile takes care of all the details, all you have to do is remember to use smile.amazon.com instead of the traditional www.amazon.com site! Unsure if you’re correctly understanding? Click the link below!
VVS Wish List
Since tuition fees and donations from fundraising programs (such as the Annual Fund) don’t fully cover all the school’s physical maintenance needs in any given year, we put these deferred needs are into a “Wish List”. This list has options by department, location, and even program; so you’re sure to find a match to your personal interests and passions. Please consider a donation, that will help our wishes come true!