Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation
 
Donor Recognition Opportunities

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Legacy - Gifts of $100,000 or more

  • Name featured as Legacy on Donor Recognition Wall in all eight Vestavia Hills Schools
  • Recognition plaque
  • Feature article in Foundation newsletter (and press release to local outlets)
  • Logo or name on VHCSF website
  • Businesses recognized through the Chamber of Commerce program Partners in Education 

 

Stakeholder - Gifts of $25,000 or more

  • Name featured as Stakeholder on Donor Recognition Wall in all eight Vestavia Hills Schools
  • Recognition plaque
  • Logo or name on VHCSF website
  • Businesses recognized through the Chamber of Commerce program Partners in Education 

Investor - Gifts of $10,000 or more

  • Name on VHCSF website
  • Businesses recognized through the Chamber of Commerce program Partners in Education 
  • Supporter window decal

Builder- Gifts of $5,000 or more

  • Name on VHCSF website
  • Businesses recognized through the Chamber of Commerce program Partners in Education 
  • Supporter window decal

Supporter- Gifts of $2,500 or more

  • Listing on VHCSF website
  • Supporter window decal

Associate- Gifts of $1,000 or more

  • Listing on VHCSF website  
  • Supporter window decal

Friend- Gifts of $500 or more

  • Supporter window decal

Types of Giving:

The charitable deduction for income tax purposes is one that can be taken by those who itemize their income tax returns. The Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation is a 501©3 charitable organization. Check with your tax attorney, accountant or tax advisor to see how you can benefit from current tax rules or call us at 205.978.8808 for more information.

All gifts greater than $100 dollars will be placed in the education endowment unless otherwise specified.    

Cash: This is the simplest form of giving. Most of the gifts to the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation are made in the form of cash.

 Real Estate:You may gift the real estate outright or retain the use of the property during your lifetime and make a planned gift. Securities Please contact Elaine Yancey in the Foundation office 205.978.8808 if you want to make a gift of appreciated stock or securities. 

Bequest: A bequest is a provision in your will to provide a gift to Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation after your death. 

Life Insurance: A gift of life insurance is an excellent way of making a substantial contribution. The simplest way to make a gift of life insurance is to name the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation as the beneficiary of the policy.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Giving through a Charitable Remainder Unitrust enables you to receive income for the rest of your life. The remainder will benefit your community. After funds are transferred into the trust, the trust pays you or someone you designate regular income payments. At the death of the beneficiary or after a designated number of years, the remaining assets in the trust transfer to the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation.

 Charitable Gift Annuity: A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a valuable gift that pays you a guaranteed income. Through the use of an annuity contract, you transfer assets to the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation and you will receive periodic fixed payments for the rest of your life. A Charitable Gift Annuity can reduce estate assets and may reduce estate taxes. 

Matching Gifts: Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles – and, in some cases, even triples your gift to the Vestavia HIlls City Schools Foundation. Check with your company’s human resources department, and send in the proper forms when you make your gift. 

Honor and Memorial Gifts: You can make a donation to the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation in memory or honor of someone. 

No information included on this page should be the final basis for a decision about gifting. An accountant or attorney should be consulted to determine how exactly the law applies to your situation.