Ways to Give
You can contribute to our Annual Fund quickly and securely online using any major credit card.
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of giving to Villa Maria Academy. The Annual Fund comprises unrestricted giving from all sources that support all school programs and activities. Teacher salaries, scholarship aid, library books, technology and building maintainance are all funded in part by annual giving. Without a vibrant Annual Fund, tuition would have to be raised to support these programs, thus the Annual Fund enables the school to keep tuition at an affordable level for Erie area families.
Capital gifts are gifts specifically restricted (by the donor) for capital needs that include endowment funds as well as funds for construction or renovations of permanent facilities.
Endowment funds ensure VMA's future as an institution of the highest quality. Gifts specified for endowment purposes are placed in the Academic Excellence Foundation and can be designated to support scholarships, teacher salaries, or general purposes, as well as new program development.
A gift in memory of someone you love or admire can be a particularly meaningful way to contribute to VMA. A memorial gift may be made to the Annual Fund or as a capital gift and may be restricted or unrestricted.
Gifts in Kind
Non-cash gifts of property such as computers, books, scientific equipment, art materials, etc. also make important gifts. The fair market value of such items is deductible for income tax purposes. A formal appraisal is required by the IRS for gifts in kind valued at over $5,000.00.