Ways to Give

Madonna High School has many ways for the alumni to give back:

Annual Fund
The Blue Don Fund provides money for our annual operating expenses. This Fund subsidizes technology, faculty salaries, athletics, tuition, and general educational needs. The Blue Don Fund helps to meet the actual cost of running our school and educating each student that tuition alone does not cover. The Blue Don Fund coincides with our fiscal year from July 1 and June 30 of each academic year.

Matching Gifts
Please notify your employer to determine if they participate in a matching gift program.  Your employer may be able to increase the size of your gift with a match. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your company.  Send the form with your gift to Madonna High School and the Advancement Office will process your gift.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts
These gifts are made in memory or in honor of a member of the Madonna family. The Advancement Office will notify the family or individual that a gift was made in their memory/honor if the donor wishes. This may also include setting up a fund towards a program of your choosing in memory or honor of a member of the Madonna family.

Stock that has increased in value is a popular asset used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of one year. A gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help Madonna High School while also realizing important benefits for yourself.

Retirement Plan Assets
To maximize the value of a retirement account, you may consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.

Savings Bonds
Likely the nation’s most widely held appreciated asset, Savings Bonds that may have stopped growing can be put to good use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Real Estate
Using real estate, such as your home, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.

Closely Held Stock
A donation of your closely held stock is a great way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Gifts In-Kind
These are objects or services that are given to Madonna High School.

Life Insurance
Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support the mission of Madonna High School. By naming Madonna the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift.

To make a charitable gift by will, it’s best to meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him/her exactly what you want to do and to whom you wish to make a gift. We hope you will tell us when you have named Madonna High School in your will. We would very much like to to thank you for your generosity, however, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will certainly honor your wishes and your gift will be kept confidential.

For more information on making a financial gift to our school, please contact the Madonna Advancement Office at 304-723-0545 or cholmes@weirtonmadonna.org. We thank you for your consideration