Opportunities to give come in many forms at The Village School. As a non-profit organization your valued gifts help us to continue to build, develop and expand as a caring, quality school, educating the child’s mind, body, and spirit through Christian values in an ever-changing world.
Your tax-deductible, unrestricted gift ensures that every Village School student benefits from an exceptional educational experience beyond what tuition alone would cover. In fact, the Annual Fund helps close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Village School education. It is fundamental to the school’s operating budget.
Annual Fund dollars are crucial to fostering a love of learning for all of our students by supporting inspiring faculty and dynamic programming. Investment in the Annual Fund directly benefits all Village School students in every area of their education. Donor recognition segments with giving levels are as follows:
The Knights Roundtable
$1,240 to $1,499
$500 to 1,249
Up to $499
Order of the Lance
$2,500 to $4,999
$1,500 to $2,499
Royal Knights Society
$15,000 to $24,999
$10,000 to $14,900
$5,000 to $9,999
Royal Knights Lifetime Legacy
Capital Campaign, The Village at North Naples
We are embarking on a great adventure in adding a new building that will house the Upper School Division. North Naples’ membership voted unanimously during the November 16th Charge Conference to provide space north and northeast of the existing Wesley Center for the construction of the high school. Housing grades 9 through 12, the main building will be open for the first freshman class in the fall of 2016.
Memorial, Honor, or Celebration Gifts
A memorial or honorarium gift to the Village School is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, to honor a special person or to celebrate an occasion. A special note will be sent to the individual you are honoring to inform them of your gift; the amount of the gift will not be disclosed.
A Knight to Remember
Our Parent Teacher Organization creates and hosts one “big” event each year, A Knight to Remember raising money for the continued expansion of our award winning science and technology programs. This year’s event, A Knight to Remember, A Night at the Copacabana will be held on Friday, March 6th at The Strand. For sponsorship opportunities or to donate an auction item, please contact Jennifer Ferris at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village School Booster Club supports the all of the Knights’ athletic programs. Our JV and Varsity sports include soccer, volleyball, cross country, golf, basketball, swimming, track and field and tennis. Our first football program begins spring of 2015. For more information on how you can support our students’ sports, please contact our Athletic Director, Cassie Barone at email@example.com.
The Endowment Fund
Building the school’s endowment is an important goal of the Village School’s 2014-2020 Strategic Plan. Gifts to the Village School endowment help fund all aspects of the school. Through careful professional investing and oversight, our endowment fund will provide our school with a steady stream of annual income to:
Secure Village School longevity
Sustain our leading edge programs
Advance Village School strategic goals
Donors can make an outright gift, pledge a gift over multiple years, or make an estate gift to support the endowment after their passing. For more information or to make a gift, please contact Ginger Sauter 239.593.7686 Ext 222.
How to Give
Every gift given to The Village School has a great impact on the mission and vision of the school. You can select a method of giving that best suits your abilities and giving goals. Gifts of CashFor checks, please make payable to The Village School and mail to The Village School, 6000 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34109. For a wire transfer, please contact SunTrust Bank by calling 239.277.2627 or toll free at 877.488.0405. Ask for credit to be given to The Village School of Naples, Inc. If your wire is International, our SWIFT code is SNTRUS3A.Credit CardsCredit card payments can be made through The Village School’s online giving link. Click on the Support TVS button to be redirected to the giving page. You can select the designation(s) of your choice.
Gifts of Stock or Securities
Village School welcomes gifts of stock or securities, which can be particularly advantageous to the donor. Your broker should transfer your stock gift electronically to the Village School account at Robert W. Baird & Co. Account # 3798-1145; DTC #0547, FBO The Village School of Naples Inc. Please notify Ginger Sauter at 239.593.7686, ext: 222.
Many companies will match employee gifts. You may be able to double or triple the size of your gift by submitting the appropriate matching gift form (available from your employer) along with your contribution. Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department to learn if you are eligible for matching gifts. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Planned Gifts and Bequests
The Village School welcomes planned gifts and encourages donors to include the School in their estate planning. Deferred giving through trusts, annuities, insurance policies, and bequests may offer significant tax benefits, provide a portion of income rights for the life of the donor and/or other beneficiary, and reduce estate settlement costs while fulfilling your philanthropic goals. If you would like to explore planned giving opportunities, or if you have included The Village School in your estate plans, please contact Ginger Sauter, Head of School at 239.593.7686, ext: 222.
Please consult your attorney or financial advisor to explore what type of planned gift might be best for you and your family.
Gifts of real estate, art, jewelry or other forms of personal property can be willed to The Village School. The donor can set up any preferred personal provisions. One such arrangement might be a Retained Life Estate by which the donor deed’s his/her home to The Village School, while retaining the right to live in it for the rest of his/her lifetime.
Please note that all gifts of interests in personal property must be thoroughly reviewed by the Village School Board before acceptance of the gift.