Ways to Give to WCDS

Members of the community are encouraged to consider WCDS in their charitable giving activities. Tuition alone does not cover all the costs of running the school. The Annual Giving Fund helps close this gap and assists the school’s efforts to keep tuition as low as possible. Because of the critical role of Annual Giving, Willistown Country Day School encourages all members of our community to participate in our efforts to continue our outstanding Montessori program, enrichment programs for students and continuing education for faculty.

Gifts to the Annual Giving Fund

The Annual Giving Fund provides unrestricted support for current operations. It helps underwrite the costs of faculty salaries, financial aid, teaching supplies and maintenance. Voluntary contributions to the Annual Giving Fund, together with funds from other sources, help the school maintain a balanced budget as well as supporting growth.

The easiest way to support Willistown Country Day School is to write a check. Please make your check payable to Willistown Country Day School or WCDS and mail to Willistown Country Day School, P.O. Box 1436, Malvern, PA 19355.

United Way Donations

Willistown Country Day School is an approved organization for United Way’s Donor Choice Program. If anyone in your household contributes to United Way, please consider designating your gift to Willistown Country Day through the Donor Choice Program. WCDS’s Donor I.D. is #48859. You must write this number on the Donor Choice form. You can also go to www.liveunitedsepa.org.

Restricted Gifts

Donors may restrict their gifts for a specific purpose to benefit the students at Willistown Country Day School. Examples of restricted gifts include scholarship, The Cameron Keavany Memorial Fund, development or gifts to a specific classroom or area of the school.

Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is a national model program which provides greater access to education through public/private collaboration. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the state, an opportunity to reduce their tax liability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations like Willistown Country Day School.

Your gift to scholarships at Willistown Country Day School can generate 75% to 100% of your contribution, up to $200,000 annually. Make your tax dollars work for Willistown Country Day. This program allows tax credits to encourage incorporated businesses in Pennsylvania to donate money to scholarships and educational improvement organizations for primary and secondary education. Please contact Jim Nouse with questions concerning EITC.

Is my business eligible? If your business is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania and pays one of the following taxes, you can register to be eligible for the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Income Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Share Tax
  • Titles Insurance Companies Share Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax

For more information or to apply, go to newpa.com and click on the link under “Guidelines.” You will find all of the requirements as well as an application for your business.

Thank you for you continued commitment and support of our school.