DVA Community - Start Your Engines!
The Great Race has
begun, kicking off this year's Annual Giving Campaign for Da Vinci
Academy. With support from all who make up the Da Vinci
community (parents, relatives of students, alumni families, staff,
board members, local businesses, and corporate charitable
programs), we are asking our community to continue making DVA their
number one charitable giving priority.
Why is the Annual Benefit Auction and Annual Giving
Campaign necessary? Da Vinci Academy is a 501c(3) non-profit
organization and receives no government funding. Tuition covers
approximately 90% of the cost of educating each Da Vinci student.
Almost all independent schools are funded this way and
therefore rely on development revenue each year. Most of the
remaining 10% is filled by these two primary development
activities. The AGC takes place from October through January,
although gifts can be accepted any time during the year. Our AGC
goal this year is $90,000 with 100% participation from the entire
We understand that each family's
ability to give is different, but we ask that each family support
the campaign. Contributions in 2011-12 ranged from $20 to $10,000
with an average family gift of $725.
High participation in the AGC is a
vital part of the Da Vinci Academy community. The support of our
families and other constituents preserves the high-quality
educational program for our extraordinary students. Additionally,
meeting the AGC goal has helped the school maintain its lowest
tuition increases in school history during the challenging economic
conditions of the last three years.
How to Make Your AGC Contribution
- Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Please make checks
payable to Da Vinci Academy, or contact the business office to make a credit card
- We accept pledges so that gifts can be paid in installments
(cash, check, or credit card)
- Ask grandparents, family, or other important people in your
child's life to support their education by making a donation
- Gifts are tax deductible, and donors will receive an
acknowledgement letter that can serve as a tax receipt
- Ask your employer about corporate matching programs to increase
the impact of your gift
Why We Give
We know that our daughter is receiving
a quality education at Da Vinci and she is surrounded by children
who are eager to learn. We are happy to contribute to the Annual
Fund to help ensure the school's continued success.
- Da Vinci