A: Your child’s education is financed by both your tuition and Altamont Fund gift. Because tuition only covers approximately 90% of our operating budget, charitable gifts are a necessary part of Altamont's healthy financial profile. Unlike tuition, contributions to the Altamont Fund are tax-deductible and allow each family to give at a meaningful level to which they are able.
Your financial contributions to the Altamont Fund support the students and programs that make Altamont the great school that it is: talented teachers, small classes, library and instructional resources, technology, enriching arts and athletics programs, and much more.
A: Altamont Fund gifts range from $10 to more than $15,000. Your gift will have a large impact on the school's programs, faculty, and facilities. Your participation encourages others to give, helps the School receive foundation grants, and sends a message to our community that Altamont does make a difference.
Ideally, current parents, grandparents, parents of alums, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and friends identify Altamont as one of their top philanthropic priorities and recognize that their contributions make a significant difference.
Every gift, no matter the size, matters to the life of the school.
A: Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Making your gift before June 30 ensures that your gift helps the current school year. The earlier we receive your gift, the earlier we can put it to work for all our students!
The Altamont School is a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The school’s Tax ID: 63-0302110. Most gifts accepted by Altamont are outright, where the school does not provide any goods or services in consideration of the gift. The Altamont Gala is an example where the school DOES provide goods/services like the cost of dinner or the Full Market Value of an auction item. The Advancement Department at Altamont sends detailed receipts for all contributions received. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Please contact your tax professional with specific questions.
Participating is easy! Simply sign up for Club Publix or log in to your existing account, click Publix Partners, and select a school. Then, every time you shop at Publix, pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout. Publix will donate a portion of qualifying purchases to Altamont.
You shop. Amazon gives. When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to your favorite charitable organization – The Altamont School. The process of selecting your organization is easy and you only have to do it once.
Instructions: Visit the link above. 1 of 2 things will happen: 1) You will be prompted to sign in to your account OR 2) you will be asked to select a charity. Search for “Altamont School” and the School will immediately pop up. Click SELECT and automatically moving forward 0.5% of your purchases will be donated back to the School. Thank you so much!
When Altamont receives a gift that is unrestricted, the school uses the gift where it is needed most. Some donors prefer to restrict their gift toward a specific program or project. There are always priorities and needs within the school. If a donor wishes to endow a named scholarship, award, or teaching chair, or if a donor wishes to name a tangible part of the campus, there are minimum amounts to be reached. Please contact the Finance Office at 205-445-1202 for more information on designated gifts.
You can double or triple your gift if your company or business has a matching gift program. Not only does Altamont benefit from your increased donation, but also you might qualify for a higher giving level when your company matches your gift.
Gifts to Altamont are a wonderful way to memorialize a special loved one or to honor a special time in someone's life. Such gifts are fully tax-deductible, and the person or family in whose name the gift is being made will receive a special card acknowledging the gift and the giver.
Do you own a business whose services could be of-interest to Altamont? Are you personally looking to donate something tangible? We would love to hear from you! Donations of goods and services have often benefited the school and are certainly appreciated. Please understand that Altamont is not able to accept all gifts-in-kind as these gifts must align with a need of the school.