Why Your Gift Matters
The Children’s School’s commitment to preserving childhood, learning through play, inclusivity and community engagement is unique. However, all independent schools depend on parent, grandparent, alumni, and community giving to close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of running the school. We’re especially proud of and grateful to our parents, without whom TCS wouldn’t exist. Last year TCS parent participation in annual giving was 30% higher than the national average for independent schools. That says a lot about the commitment of our community and provides an even larger impact, as parent participation encourages large institutional gifts from foundations that see parent giving as a vote of confidence in the school.
We ask every member of our community to consider a meaningful gift to TCS each year, to be thoughtful about your commitment and to consider the value of the role that TCS plays for you and your family. Your tax-deductible gift ensures that TCS can continue to offer Atlanta families an outstanding educational experience.
For more information on making a gift, please contact Christie Parke, director of development, at (404) 873-6985 or by email at email@example.com.
The TCS Fund – Our Annual Giving Campaign
Each year, our community of parents, grandparents, alumni, board members, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations join together in making meaningful philanthropic gifts to The Children’s School. Our annual giving campaign focuses on three areas of the school (1) student experience, (2) faculty and staff development and (3) financial aid.
Your gifts make an immediate and profound difference at TCS. The Annual Giving Campaign reaches out to all corners of the school, helping shape every student’s experience. Each year, your gift ensures that current TCS students have all the tools and support needed for academic and social success. Participation in the Annual Giving Campaign is critical at The Children’s School. We strive to have 100% of our families support the campaign at a level that is meaningful for them. Your participation, at a level that is meaningful for your family, not only helps us to reach our financial objectives but sends a clear message that we are a community that is invested in education and committed to the success of this institution.
We ask you to give as a way to say thanks, to honor outstanding teaching, and to continue the transformational role TCS has played in your family and your child’s life.
GA Private School
Socioeconomic diversity is at the heart of the TCS community and one of the primary ways we fund financial aid is through the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program (GPT). To date, we have awarded over $2.1 million in scholarships as a result of parents, grandparents, alumni, and parents of alumni participating in GPT.
Through this program, you or your company can redirect a portion of your Georgia tax liability to provide need-based financial aid to families seeking an alternative to public school. The Children’s School partners with Apogee Scholarship Fund, a state-approved student scholarship organization to administer the tax credit program.
This initiative is a great way to support financial aid at TCS and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Georgia state taxes in the tax year the donation is made.
How to Participate – It Takes Less than a Minute!
The Apogee Scholarship Fund, a state approved SSO, is our GPT partner. You apply to support TCS through Apogee.
Step 1: Apply
Click here to apply online prior to December 15.
(All you need is name, address, tax filing status and SSN for you and spouse if filing jointly.)
Click here for a step-by-step explanation on how to fill out the form for new participants.
Step 2: Pre-Approval by the Dept. of Revenue
Apogee will submit your application to the DOR. You will receive a letter in January which includes your pre-approved tax credit amount.
Step 3: Fund Your Pre-Approved Tax Credit
You have 60 days from receipt of your pre-approval to fund your credit through Apogee.
Click here to pay online with a credit card
Click here for instructions on how to pay via paper check
Step 4: Use Your Tax Credit
Please note the DOR is requiring tax payers to file their Georgia income tax returns electronically in order to claim the Qualified Education Expense tax credit (That is what your GPT credit is called on your tax return.)
Click here for more information.
Director of Development
404-873-6985 or 762-323-8277 (cell)
- What is the Georgia Private School Tax Credit?
- What are the step-by step instructions?
- Is there a dollar limit on the tax credit?
- Who qualifies for the scholarships?
- How do I apply for a matching gift from my company?
- Information for Individual Taxpayers
- Information for Pass Through Participants (includes LLC members, S-corporation shareholders, or partners in a partnership
- Information for C-Corporation