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We look to our generous families, alumni, and community partners to help grow our campus, improve our technology, and support our academic and athletic programs. Your gifts fund the hiring of talented and experienced teachers while enhancing the signature programs that set MVS apart.

Gifts of any size are significant to The Miami Valley School because they support its mission, students and programs. The following information describes a wide range of giving options that can help you make a gift that will maximize benefits to you and the school. In addition to cash, many other assets may be used to fund a gift including appreciated stock, personal property, real estate, and retirement plan funds. You may make your gift so that it is used immediately or you may give through other methods, such as life income plans that provide income, tax and personal benefits.

Ways to Give

List of 6 items.

  • Online Giving

    Please visit our online giving page for an easy and secure way to make donations to The Miami Valley School.
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  • Credit Card or Check Payments

    The Miami Valley School accepts American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. To make your gift via credit card, you may give online or call our Development Office at (937) 434-1848.

    Please make checks payable to The Miami Valley School and mail your checks to:

    The Miami Valley School
    Development Office
    5151 Denise Dr.
    Dayton, OH 45429
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many companies often offer matching gift programs that enhance a charitable contribution made by an employee. Not only does The Miami Valley School benefit from the increased donation, but a donor may qualify for a higher category of recognition when the gift is matched. Ask your human resource department for a matching gift form and send it in with your contribution.
  • Gifts of Stock

    Securities are the most common form of property given to non-profit institutions. The Miami Valley School welcomes gifts of stocks, bonds, and shares of mutual funds. By donating appreciated stocks directly to The Miami Valley School, you can avoid the capital gains tax that would be incurred if you sold the securities. When a gift of securities is made, donors are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full, fair-market value of the stock for the year the gift is made. The fair-market value is determined by the mean of the high and low sales prices on the date the stock is received by The Miami Valley School. To learn more, please contact the Advancement Office at (937) 434-4444 or click the button below.
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    Miami Valley School
    Dennis Riesley
    Dennis.Riesley@pnc.com
    937-226-2302 or 1 800 755-872
  • Planned Giving and Bequests

    Gifts made as part of your overall financial plan, which often benefit you now and The Miami Valley School later, are known as “planned gifts.” Bequests, gifts of insurance and retirement plan funds, and gifts that provide lifetime income can provide significant future resources to The Miami Valley School while providing you with income, tax, and personal benefits. Planned giving also allows you to provide future support for the areas and programs at The Miami Valley School that are of most interest to you, address important family and financial needs, and often allow you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible.

    Planned gifts offer the following benefits:
    • Provide lifetime income for you and, if you wish, another beneficiary.
    • Give you a substantial federal income-tax charitable deduction.
    • Enable you to turn low-yielding assets into a higher income stream.
    • Reduce or eliminate taxes on capital gains.
    • Eliminate or reduce federal estate taxes.
    • Ultimately provide a meaningful gift to The Miami Valley School.
    • For questions about planning giving contact The Executive Assistant to the Head of School (937)434-4444 to have a confidential conversation with the Head of School about how you can explore bequests or other planned giving opportunities.
  • The Dayton Foundation

    You may support MVS through the school’s charitable checking account with The Dayton Foundation, called The Miami Valley School Fund #9103.

    Please note The Miami Valley School Fund #9103 is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, and the school processes all gifts and donations through the Dayton Foundation website.

    Kindly click the “Donate via the Dayton Foundation” button below and you will be redirected to the foundation’s website where you will be able to contribute to this fund. Thank you for your support!
    Donate via the Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation

You may support MVS through the school’s charitable checking account with The Dayton Foundation, called The Miami Valley School Fund #9103.

Please note The Miami Valley School Fund #9103 is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, and the school processes all gifts and donations through the Dayton Foundation website.

Kindly click the “Donate” button below and you will be redirected to the foundation’s website where you will be able to contribute to this fund. Thank you for your support!

About the Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is The Miami Valley School’s yearly campaign to raise funds in support of the daily operating budget. All independent schools are faced with this same need – to make up the difference between costs and tuition. Contributions help to close this gap that exists between tuition and the actual cost of an MVS education. The Annual Fund touches all aspects of the school, since it represents an important part of the operating budget- simply put, without the Annual Fund, an MVS education would not the be the same.

Annual Fund contributions make a tremendous and immediate impact on all educational programs, and enable the school to respond to urgent and ongoing operational priorities including:
  • Enhancing the breadth and depth of the academic and co-curricular programming that have always been hallmarks of an MVS education
  • Attracting and retaining talented and passionate faculty and staff 
  • Providing financial aid for a socioeconomically diverse community of students
  • Maintaining our campus 
Through the Annual Fund, programs are strengthened and faculty and staff are provided with the tools necessary for students to learn at the highest level both inside and outside of the classrooms. Financial aid is enhanced and more solidly embedded as a core strategic element of our commitment to academic excellence, opportunity creation and leadership development. 

It is our hope and expectation that all members of our community will share this responsibility and choose to support The Miami Valley School at whatever level they are comfortable.

We are proud to share that during the past three years, 100% of employees and trustees supported the Annual Fund. Will you join them?
 

Annual Fund FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I support the Annual Fund?

    Supporting the Annual Fund is easy! Here are a number of ways you can fuel an MVS education for students today:
    Or, make a one-time Annual Fund gift via:
     
  • How have Annual Fund gifts been used in the past?

    • Campus maintenance & beautification projects such as landscaping, building repairs, new flooring in classrooms and bathrooms, upgraded energy efficient lighting, HVAC repairs and replacements, and repaired and replaced furniture
    • Academic departmental budgets
    • Technology upgrades
    • Signature school events
  • Are gifts tax deductible?

    Yes, all gifts are tax-deductible. The Miami Valley School is a recognized 501(c)(3) educational institution.
  • Do matching gifts count for recognition purposes?

    Yes. The employer’s matching gift will be combined with the individual’s gift to determine the giving level at which the individual will receive recognition.
  • Why is participation so important?

    Every gift counts! A high participation rate indicates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of our school, which is an important consideration when the school seeks funding from outside foundations and corporations.

Your Advancement Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Heather Leppla

    Heather Leppla 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Elizabeth Wright

    Elizabeth Wright 

    Advancement Associate and Database Coordinator
  • Photo of Barbara Cleary

    Barbara Cleary 

    Staff
  • Photo of Kayleigh Lowe

    Kayleigh Lowe 

    Special Events Manager
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