Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support - often at a dollar for dollar rate. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Contact your payroll officer or human resources department to see if your company or organization matches giving. Matching gifts must be confirmed through communication between the business and our Development Office. Orenda Education's non-profit identification number is 74-2774612.

    Remember a loved one or friend by giving a gift to Orenda Education in their honor. We will send a card to the recipient you choose. The honoree will be listed in upcoming donor listings.

    You may make a gift of new or slightly used items on our wish list or provide gift cards from retail merchants (i.e. Target, Wal-Mart, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, etc.)

    Planned giving uses tax, financial, and estate planning techniques to enable a donor to make a substantial gift commitment that provides significant tax and financial benefits for the donor. To learn more about Planned Giving opportunities, please contact the Development Office at 512.869.3020.

    Types of Planned Gifts:

    • Outright Gifts: Cash, marketable securities, real estate, tangible personal property, life insurance, stock
    • Gifts with Retained Benefits to Donor:
    • Charitable Gift Annuity - Donor receives fixed income for life. Nolan Creek receives gift principal immediately
    • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust - Donor receives a fixed income from a charitable remainder trust. Nolan Creek receives remainder.
    • Charitable Remainder Unitrust - Donor receives variable income from a charitable remainder trust. Nolan Creek receives remainder.
    • Charitable Income (Lead) Trust - A lead trust pays income to Nolan Creek, and the trust principal reverts to the donor or passes to their heirs at the end of the set period.
    • Gifts by Will
    • Stock Power Transfer Letter...click here
    • Naming Opportunites...

    Matching Gifts vs. Out-of-Pocket Donations: Associated "Benefits" Based on Levels of Giving Reached

    Our policy concerning levels of giving and incentives for doing so mirrors what the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) allows an individual to deduct as a charitable contribution.  Corporate matching gifts are not recognized by the IRS as an individual's charitable contribution.

    Another reason for this policy is that if another Nolan Creek parent gives the same amount, but is self-employed and/or does not work for a company that offers a matching gift program, that parent is equally generous in the view of our non-profit organization.   In order words, we don't believe a special benefit should be awarded to those givers who happen to work for a company that provides a matching gift benefit that is not available to those who don't work for such a business.

    Credits, benefits, recognition and awards are based on the person's individual sacrifices and generosity.   In addition to recognizing individuals for their generosity, we also recognize those corporations and organizations which are also generous in support of our school mission. 

    We would hope that the reason for a giver to request a company match (should such exist) is because it is available and will BENEFIT THE SCHOOL, THEIR CHILD AND ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN NOLAN CREEK.  Corporate matching gifts are a vital source of revenues that help Nolan Creek to make up just some of the funding shortfall with which public charter schools have to deal. 

    Advertising Opportunities vs. Charitable Donations: Keeping Them Separate

    There are several advertising and/or marketing opportunities for area businesses to take advantage of including our school's enrolled student families.  However, in order for parents to do so, they must first be contributors to the Frog Club Annual Fund at the $500 per year level (minimally) annually.  That is because our organization does not want parents to "substitute" advertising payments in lieu of contributions to the Frog Club Annual Fund, which benefits the school's academic programs, extracurricular offerings and school faculty compensation (i.e. competitive salaries to attract and retain quality teachers).

    Donor Privacy Policy

    At Nolan Creek School, we respect the privacy of our donors and are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. We will not share, loan, trade, rent, or sell our donor list to other organizations.  

    We collect and use information about our donors including name, address, phone number, email address, mailing preferences, and giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is used by our Development Office to analyze overall giving patterns in order ot make more accurate budget projections and plan for the future. Information on our donors is password-protected and may only be accessed by individuals who need such information to perform their assigned duties.


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