Giving

Ways to Support

Welcome to Notre Dame Academy! The financial support of our families, grandparents, friends, corporate partners, and foundations is vital to the success of our school. Since our opening in 2005, generous gifts from our community have provided our outstanding facilities, academics, technology, staff development, and much more.
As an independent Catholic school, we rely on the generosity and support of our benefactors to provide an educational environment where our students can continue to thrive.

Through the generosity of our community, Notre Dame Academy is able to continually expand and enrich the opportunities we offer. We are proud to report that we have 100% Board and Faculty/Staff participation towards The Fund for Notre Dame Academy.

Most contributions are made by credit card on the school's website. Additionally, checks, monthly credit/debit withdrawals, stocks, and bonds are common forms of gifts. Many companies also have matching gift programs that will often double your gift to Notre Dame Academy. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. Our participation rates are most important as we ask for funding from foundations and corporations.

We also have corporate partners who, by way of rebates and participation awards, allow us to earn money for the school. Programs such as Amazon Smile, Box Tops, Mills Uniform, Publix, Kroger, and EduKit offer ways we can all contribute.

If you would like further information on The Fund for Notre Dame Academy or planned/deferred gifts, please contact the Advancement Office. We look forward to meeting you and are happy to help.

Notre Dame Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies offer programs that match charitable donations made by their employees. Such programs match all or a large percentage of the donation. If your employer has a matching gifts program that you are interested in becoming part of, please contact Sandy Bianco.
  • Stock Transfer

    When a potential donor owns marketable securities that have a long term gain and gifts them to Notre Dame Academy, the donor may be able to take full fair market value of the security as a charitable deduction on their income tax return and avoid all capital gains taxes. If you are interested in making a stock donation to Notre Dame Academy, please contact Sandy Bianco.

Notre Dame Academy partners with Georgia GOAL, a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO).

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program – Submit your 2022 GOAL Tax Credit Application today!

The GOAL Program is a remarkable and brilliant opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials. The GOAL fundamentals include:
  • The fundamental right of parents to choose the best K-12 education for their children
  • The essential Georgia law that empowers taxpaying citizens to be part of the solution to improving education in our state – at no cost
  • The vital program component, whereby individual compassion is indispensable to addressing the need for excellent K-12 educational opportunities for all students
  • In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit!

This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive an education.

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  • Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

    • Single individual or head of household – up to $1,000
    • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $2,500
    • Married couple filing separate returns – up to $1,250
    • S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – up to $10,000
    • C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability
  • How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit

    1. Apply Now.
    Complete the 2021 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!).

    2. GOAL Submits to DOR.
    GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).

    3. Approved to Contribute. 
    GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline within 30 days of DOR submission.

    4. Make Payment.
    Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval.

    5. Take the Credit.
    GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2021 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022).

    Please contact Sandy Bianco with any questions. Thank you for your support of Notre Dame Academy!

Corporate Partners

Notre Dame Academy partners with corporations by way of rebates and participation awards. These allow us to earn money for the school. Last year you helped us raise $2,200 for Notre Dame Academy!

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  • Amazon Smile

    Notre Dame Academy is a recognized, charitable partner with Amazon.com. The Amazon Smile program awards Notre Dame Academy a percentage of your total purchase amount on Amazon. Simply go to Smile.amazon.com, and link Notre Dame Academy to your account.
  • Kroger Community Rewards Program

    Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? If so, please go to kroger.com. Click on "Savings & Rewards" then "Kroger Community Rewards." Sign in with your Kroger Plus Card or password information and select "enroll now". Type in Notre Dame Academy and we will receive a percentage of your purchases.
  • Publix Partners Program

    Sign up for Publix Partners online, select our school, and then enter your phone number at checkout to earn money for Notre Dame Academy.
  • BOX TOPS for Education

    Be sure to download the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to ND Academy's earnings! Traditional Box Tops are being phased out, but may continue to be found on many products. Be sure to clip those and send them to school.
  • Lands' End School Rewards Program

    As a preferred school, Lands' End contributes a percentage of net uniform sales back to ND Academy. Our school ID # is 900104282. Please select Notre Dame Academy upon checkout.

Gift in Kind Donation

Before donating an item to Notre Dame Academy, please ensure that you have obtained written approval from a member of the Notre Dame Academy Administration.

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  • Tax Information

    According to the IRS, it is the donor's responsibility to fill out the receipt and assess the donation's value. All donations to Notre Dame Academy are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please ensure that your gift-in-kind donation receipt is signed by the authorized representative of Notre Dame Academy who takes delivery of your donation. You, as the donor, are responsible for filling out the donation receipt form and placing a value on your donation. Click on the link below to access this form:
    You, as the donor, must maintain a record of contributed items to Notre Dame Academy for your tax report. For more information, read IRS Publication 526 for an explanation on the types of contributions you can deduct, how much you can deduct, what records to keep, and how to report charitable contributions.
  • Determining the Value of Donated Items (IRS Pub 561)

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires donors to value their items. IRS Publication 561 defines “fair market value” and helps donors and appraisers determine the value of property given to qualified organizations. It also explains what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your return.
  • Documents Required by the IRS for Tax Reporting

    Property worth $500 or less: You must justify the deduction with the receipt provided by Notre Dame Academy. The receipt should include the donor's name, address, date, and a list of items donated.

    Property worth more than $500, but not more than $5,000: In addition to the receipt provided by Notre Dame Academy, you are required to complete IRS Form 8283, "Non-Cash Charitable Contribution." This form will contain written records of how the property was acquired, and your cost basis if the property was held less than 12 months. Also, if you are claiming one item is worth $500 or more, you must have the item appraised, and save the certificate of appraisal with the receipt in your tax records. Appraisals should be done before items are donated and payment of the appraisal is the responsibility of the donor.

    A single item valued at $5,000 or more, or several similar items donated in a single year whose value totals $5,000 or more: This donation must be appraised before the donation is made, and the appraisal must be obtained by the donor. Notre Dame Academy does not perform appraisals on any donations.