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Ways to Give
Through generous tax-deductible donations by friends and supporters of Valley Christian, the school is able to offer financial aid to families who otherwise could not afford tuition. While existing support is tremendously appreciated, we still have a number of families on our waiting list whose children are currently being deprived of the Christian education they eagerly await.  Donors have several options to support Valley Christian School. Donations to Valley Christian School are tax deductible. Various options for giving are described below. If you'd like to give today, you can contact us at info@valleychristian.org or 406-549-0482 ext. 251. 

Prayer
“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16
The consistent prayers in behalf of the school are invaluable to its success in providing a quality Christian education. The school welcomes and deeply values the support of prayer partners that include parents, grandparents, staff, and friends of the school. In addition, VCS mothers meet to pray for our students and the school on a weekly basis. If you would like to be a part of this ministry group, contact the school office for additional details. 

Cash or Check
Cash gifts are the most common form of giving to the school. Although cash gifts are tax deductible, donors should contact their tax advisor for maximum allowable deductions in a given year and carry over options for future years. Checks should be made payable to Valley Christian School. 

Mail or deliver to:
Valley Christian School
2526 Sunset Lane
Missoula, MT 59804

Company Matching Gifts
Many companies have matching gift programs in which the company matches the gifts made by employees. Donors should check with their own employer to determine if their employer participates in a matching gift program. 

Securities
Giving securities may be a very advantageous method of giving for many donors. A donor may receive favorable tax consequences by giving stocks that have appreciated. Valley Christian School can accept readily marketable securities such as those traded on the stock exchange. Typically, such stocks will be sold immediately by the school. The value of the securities is determined based upon the average of the high and low value of the security on the date of the gift. 

Real Estate
Giving real estate that has appreciated in value allows the donor to receive credit for its present value as a deduction and avoid paying capital gains. A partial listing of real estate guidelines are show below:

If the donor intends to use the donation for tax purposes, a recent appraisal shall be submitted to the school. The appraised value of the property must be determined by an authorized appraisal firm according to IRS regulations. Title to the property donated is held in the name of Valley Christian School. All real property donations are subject to the school Board’s approval. Disposition of donated property is determined by the school board. Gifts of real property are accepted based upon benefits exceeding risks. In addition, the school considers the following factors: expenses and efforts required to hold, maintain, manage or dispose of the property.

In-Kind Donations
In-kind donations are tangible gifts of personal property, such as furnishings, equipment, as well as business / professional services that can be of important value to the school. All In-Kind donations are subject to the school Board’s approval. A tax benefit may be realized by the donor. The value of the donation is determined by the donor and according to IRS regulations. 

Planned Giving
Planned Giving is a unique opportunity for donors to utilize their estate as the source of a donation to the school. A donor considering a planned gift to the school should consult his/her financial advisor as to the best type of gift. 

Designation of Gifts
A donor may designate the intended use and purpose of the gift at the time of donation. Unrestricted gifts are used at the discretion of the board. 

Give Today!
If you'd like to give today, you can contact Shannan Painter, Development Director at Development@valleychristian.org or 406-549-0482

Thank you for supporting Valley Christian School.

Valley Christian School
c/o Development
2526 Sunset Lane
Missoula, MT 59804 

Mission Statement: Valley Christian School exists to partner with Christian families that desire educational excellence taught through a biblical worldview so their children will be prepared for a lifetime of authentic faithfulness to Jesus Christ