Making a difference in young lives
Your contribution can make all the difference in the lives of our students. We have worked hard to seek partnerships and find ways to fund ourselves through contributions in an effort to reach as many students as we possibly can. Your donation matters. Here are a few of the many ways you can give our students a brighter future.
Sagamore Scholarship Fund
The Sagamore Scholarship Fund is the single best way to offset tuition for deserving students. Students can apply to receive scholarship support through the Sagamore Institute and Sagamore matches funds to qualifying students at Fortune.
As a certified Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana’s School Scholarship Tax Credit Program, Scholarships for Education Choice is authorized to offer individuals and businesses state tax credits equal to fifty-percent (50%) of the amount donated in order to secure the funding necessary to award scholarships to income-eligible students attending Fortune Academy.
This Scholarship Gifting Organization is the result of the Indiana School Tax Credit Program. The program provides a 50% state tax credit to you on your donation amount. In addition, the donation is eligible for federal deduction if you itemize.
For example, let's say you owe the state $1,500 in taxes. Give a gift of $1,500, and receive $750 back. This cuts your tax bill in half – or even more if you are eligible for federal deduction as well. If you are looking for the absolute best way to give to Fortune Academy, this is it.
Annual Giving Fund
The Annual Giving Fund is an annual, charitable, tax-deductible gift we ask of everyone. Annual giving funds are operational expenses used to offset the cost of educating each student over and above tuition fees. These are unrestricted funds used to directly enhance each student's educational opportunity and support our general operating budget. We do not receive any funding from state or federal agencies. Fortune Academy's Annual Giving campaign is announced each fall however donations may be made throughout the year to support the general budget.
SHOP AMAZON SMILE
Did you know that Amazon has a program that gives a percentage of your total qualifying purchase to our school? That's right, the best place to shop online is even better with Amazon Smile. To participate go to smile.amazon.com when you shop. Search for The Fortune Academy when asked which 501(c)(3) organization you'd like to contribute to. Might we suggest adding smile.amazon.com to your bookmarks in your browser to make it easier to get back to when you're ready to shop.
You can contribute to our school through United Way. You can write us in to your contribution form using #5066717.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Another great option to give is through corporate gift matching programs. Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program to double or even triple your gift. If you already plan on giving, why not have your contribution matched?