The Janus School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contribution is fully tax deductible.
Each year, we ask parents and friends to give generously to The Janus School Annual Fund. Our faculty, staff and trustees fully support the Annual Fund. Their response is heartening to all the students, and to everyone who shares our passion for changing lives.
It's an ongoing challenge to keep tuition affordable while providing the best possible education. Individual instruction, one-to-one tutoring and small classes are expensive, but the results are priceless.
The Capital Campaign seeks to beat the odds of learning differences by providing a nurturing environment at Janus, with faculty committed to serving the unique needs of every child. This campaign hopes to raise $5.8 million to enable the school to expand its facilities ($4.8 million) and build an endowment fund ($1 million) to make a Janus education more accessible and affordable. We can beat the odds and help kids live healthy, functional, and independent lives, with the Capital Campaign.
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We also raise money for scholarships, with and average of 29% of our students receiving financial aid at an average of $8,000. The state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit law has opened the door for businesses to give crucial scholarships to students from low-income families at almost no cost to the business. The program allows businesses to use state tax dollars to support scholarships at an approved private school. If a company pays at least one of these taxes: Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Companies Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, or Mutual Thrift Institution Tax, instead of sending those tax dollars to Harrisburg, businesses can use them to help children from lower income families attend The Janus School, an EITC-approved school. Additionally, subchapter S-corporations and other “pass through” entities are able to use the credit against PA personal income taxes from the PA business income of the “pass-through” entity. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Annual Fund provide Janus with financial aid and operating support while enabling donors to receive immediate tax savings.
Gifts of cash
A gift of cash is the easiest way to make a donation to The Janus School. It is the most common and is tax deductible, if you itemize in the year of contribution, up to 50 % of your adjusted gross income. Any excess deductions can be carried forward for the next five years. Types of cash contributions include: annual or year-end gifts, "In Memory of" or "In Honor of" gifts; and "In lieu of flowers" gifts.
Stocks and publicly traded securities are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. Stock can be transferred electronically or mail us the stock certificate and a signed stock power for each certificate. Appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year should be transferred directly to The Janus School. By doing this, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transaction and you can deduct the full fair market value which is calculated by averaging the high and low share price on the gift date. If you are holding stock that has decreased in value, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss and take the deduction for tax purposes. You can then make a gift to The Janus School and take the charitable contribution deduction.
Life income gifts
A charitable lead trust provides current income to The Janus School while sheltering your heirs' inheritance from taxes. Income generated from the assets placed in trust is paid to the school for a period of years, after which the property is transferred to your heirs at a substantial tax savings. A charitable remainders trust irrevocably transfers cash, securities, or property to a trust for the benefit of The Janus School. The donor or designated beneficiary receives a fixed-dollar amount or percentage of the assets at least annually for life or for a fixed term up to 20 years. Upon death, or the end of the term, the trust terminates and the assets are transferred to The Janus School.
Do you have life insurance policies that are no longer needed? You may either name The Janus School as the beneficiary or donate a policy to us. If you donate a paid policy, you can receive an income tax deduction equal to the lesser of the cash value of the policy or the premiums paid. To qualify for a federal charitable contribution deduction on a gift of an existing policy, you must name The Janus School as owner and beneficiary.
With a gift in your will, you can be part of the education of future generations. Bequests permit donors to commit assets which they might need during their lifetimes. You can bequest a percentage of your estate, a fixed dollar amount, or specific personal property.