Generous donations to our Annual Fund are very important to build a bridge between our income and expenses that allow our school community to thrive.
Our goals with the Annual Fund are to:
Reach our $25,000.00 goal
Eliminate the gap of costs not covered by tuition and fees
Reach 100% participation from our community - including parents and families, School board members, teachers, and staff.
Cash, check, on-line or cash app. Gifts can be made in single or multiple payments.
Gifts of all sizes help support both 100% participation and reaching our $25,000 goal supporting our two priorities: Where the need is greatest -
allow my gift to be utilized wherever the school most needs support presently; or, Worthy Student Scholarship Fund - A need-based scholarship fund which provides financial aid to students.
Greater Memphis Adventist Academy offers these methods for paying school tuition and fees or making contributions:
IN PERSON - You may pay by check, cash. or card in the school office. You will receive a receipt at the time of the transaction.
BY MAIL - You may send a check or money order to the school's Post Office Box address: P.O. Box 342387, Memphis, TN, 38134. Receipts may be picked up in the school office or can be sent home with a student.
BY CASH APP - Pay using this handle: #GrMeAdAc. Receipts are emailed to you.
Additional Ways to Give
Tangible Gifts of Materials and Equipment
Equipment or furnishings that are needed by the school can also be given. You are able to claim the fair market value of these gifts as a tax deduction. Contact the Principal if you have items for the school’s consideration and would like to make a donation.
IRA Rollover (Qualified Charitable Distribution)
Rolling over is easy and it allows you to immediately help Greater Memphis Adventist Academy students. With recent changes to tax law, the charitable IRA rollover (also known as a qualified charitable distribution or QCD) is more valuable than ever. Whether your generosity is influenced by a tug on your heartstrings or your financial plan, the charitable IRA rollover can help you leverage your support and minimize your taxation. If you are 70½ years of age or older, have an IRA, and want to support Greater Memphis Adventist Academy in a tax-savvy way, the charitable IRA rollover may be right for you. Your IRA administrator can help you make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA. Follow your financial institution’s procedures to ensure you receive the tax benefits of a QCD.
A gift through your will or trust can have a significant and lasting impact on our school. This can be a specific bequest or a portion of the residual of your estate. A charitable bequest may decrease the amount of tax your estate pays.
By naming Greater Memphis Adventist Academy a beneficiary of your insurance, IRA, or other financial instrument, you can support the school's financial security upon your passing.
CDs, Savings Accounts, Brokerage Accounts and Checking Accounts with POD Provisions
("POD" means "payable on death." You retain full ownership and control during your lifetime and the residual is transferred to GMAA as a gift upon your death, immediately and without probate.)
Charitable Gift Annuity or Remainder Trust
These gifts provide a guaranteed income to the donor for life, an immediate income tax deduction and other possible tax benefits.
Estate Giving is arranged through the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Do you give Gift Cards for gifts, shop at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Imports, Petco, Amazon or Starbucks? Use Shell, Phillips 66, Exxon, Marathon, or other major gas brands regularly? Then Presto Pay SCRIP is a program that you can use for purchases you already make and at the same time you can help the school! Upon enrolling, you purchase SCRIP (gift cards, physical and virtual) which in turn send a rebate to the school. The SCRIP you purchase can be either virtual on your smartphone, printable through your computer, or physical cards that you pick up at the school. Choose from over 700 retailers. Click here to see the list of current SCRIP retailers. Here is a link to a short video explaining how to enroll. Contact the Principal to get our school's enrollment code.
By designating Greater Memphis Adventist Academy as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile, we receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases as a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Choose GMAA and Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to the school!
KROGER'S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Kroger’s grocery store donates 0.5% of every eligible purchase made by participants to the organization their rewards card is linked to. We encourage you to link your Kroger’s rewards card to Greater Memphis Adventist Academy. The more you shop at Kroger’s, the more money your school will earn!