Ways to Give
The Congressional Fund
The Congressional Fund annual fund supplements Congressional's operating budget, supporting every aspect of student life, enabling the school to continue to develop and grow. Read more . . .
You may enhance the power of your donation is through a corporate matching gift. Many employers match donations to educational institutions. You can double or triple the total amount of your gift if your company participates in this program.
Check with your personnel or human resources department for details on obtaining a matching gift form for Congressional Schools. Many companies will match gifts made by their Board of Directors and retirees of their organization.
Including Congressional in your long-term financial planning can benefit you, your family, and the school. A planned gift to Congressional is an excellent way to realize a tax benefit now while investing in the future of the School without impacting your cash flow, lifestyle, or family security.
The Development Office is pleased to work with you to design a planned gift arrangement that will help Congressional and at the same time meet your personal philanthropic interests. In addition to cash gifts, the school is poised to receive gifts of securities, personal property, real estate, a gift from your estate, and more.
For more information on making a gift that honors your philanthropic intentions, while achieving your financial and tax planning goals, click here.
Any item that doesn't carry a valid professional appraisal comes under the heading of gifts-in-kind. Donations of office equipment or other valuable items given to the school for use in classrooms, offices, etc. are very much appreciated.
Memorial and Named Gifts
Opportunities exist within the school for named gifts or special memorials to honor a family member, friend, or loved one. Contact the Development Office for more information.
Gifts of stock, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds that have increased in value are a win-win opportunity for you and for Congressional under current tax laws. If you plan to make a gift of stock, please contact the Development Office at 703-533-9711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A strong Endowment Fund will be necessary as The Congressional Schools of Virginia moves forward in supporting the initiatives set forth in the Strategic Plan. We are grateful to those individuals who recognize the need for an endowment and demonstrate their support through contributions to the fund. Click here to contribute . . .
As is true with most independent schools, community support is essential for our programs. We invite you to partner with Congressional in the ways that are most beneficial for your business. As you plan your corporate philanthropy and your community outreach, we ask that you consider the benefits that support for The Congressional Schools of Virginia events can provide to your business. Learn more . . .
Commemorative Brick Campaign
The Commemorative Brick Campaign began as a gift from the graduating class of 2002. We now offer the opportunity to the entire
Congressional community to be a part of the “Congressional Way” pathway in the Congressional Circle. Donation amount is $100 per 4” x 8” brick.
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Contact the Development Office for more information.
Support Congressional While You Shop
Many merchants and organizations allow shoppers to direct rebates to the school of their choice when shopping at their online sites and stores. Click here for links that you may use while shopping online, and opportunities that are available to you as you shop in local stores.
Gala and Auction
The annual Gala and Auction is the school’s main fundraising event. Held each year in the spring, the Gala is a community social event with silent and live auctions dedicated to generating revenues for specific initiatives. The Gala is preceded by an annual online auction, Bid4Colts.com. Learn more . . .