Support our School

We invite you to direct your donation to an area close to your heart, such as Band, Athletics, D Troop/Horsemanship, E Battery, Scholarships or simply allow the School to apply your contribution where it is needed most. You’re also welcome to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone to show how much you care, while supporting the proud tradition of Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

Thank you for considering a gift to Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

The Forge Fund is one of the most efficient and powerful tools alumni, parents and friends of the school can employ to make a true impact on the Valley Forge cadet experience. Gifts to the Forge Fund are put to immediate use in a variety of ways, providing timely assistance to address the school’s greatest needs across campus. Your gift to the Forge Fund demonstrates a belief in the work of our school, the dedication of our teachers and the positive impact a Valley Forge Military Academy & College education.

We appreciate your generous support of our cadets and their programs.

The Forge Fund

Click here to make a gift online. You may choose to make your gift to the Forge Fund in installments on your credit card by using this online form. Simply enter your giving information and select “Monthly” as your donation frequency.

To make your gift by mail please send a completed Forge Fund Form to Valley Forge Military Academy & College, Development Office, 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Checks payable to “VFMA Foundation.”

If you prefer to make your gift by wire transfer or ACH please contact Kiu Lau in the Business Office, 610-989-1230 or klau@vfmac.edu, to coordinate.

The Development Office would be happy to personally facilitate your gift, simply contact Pam Johnson, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, 610-989-1328 or pjohnson@vfmac.edu. While VFMAC’s greatest need is unrestricted monies, you are welcome to designate your gift to an area of campus life, such as; Band, D Troop, E Battery, Athletics, Chapel or General Scholarship.

If you make annual contributions of $1,000 or more you are welcomed into the Society of the Golden Sword, you will be honored at the annual Society of the Golden Sword Reception and your name will be listed on the Gold Donor Board in Eisenhower Hall.

The Forge Fund donor clubs for yearly giving:

The Magis Society $25,000+
Trustee’s Circle $10,000 – $24,999
President’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Commandant’s Circle $2,500 – $4,999
The 1928 Society $1,928 – $2,499
Society of the Golden Sword $1,000 – $1,927
Silver Sword $500 – $999
Bronze Sword $250 – $499
Buff & Blue $100 – $249
Shako Club $25 – $99
Contributing Members $1 – $24
Matching Gift

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations, dollar for dollar. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department regarding the specifications of your company’s plan. Matching Gift Programs often double the amount of your donation. Simply obtain the necessary form from your Human Resources department and submit a completed copy with your donation.

Please contact Pam Johnson, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, 610-989-1328 or pjohnson@vfmac.edu for assistance.

Tax Credit

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs allow businesses direct their Pennsylvania state taxes to VFMA for financial aid scholarships.

It is simple to participate. The important thing is meeting the application deadline since tax credits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Visit www.dced.pa.gov/EITC for business guidelines and the online application.

  • New applications should be submitted on July 2, 2018
  • Applications for the second year of a two-year commitment are due May 15, 2018
  • Applications for businesses who have fulfilled their two-year commitment and wish to renew their commitment are due May 15, 2018

For additional information, please contact Pam Johnson, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, 610-989-1328 or pjohnson@vfmac.edu or visit the Department of Community and Economic Development at www.dced.pa.gov.

Legacy Planning

Joining the LTG Milton G. Baker Society, by including VFMAC in your estate plans, is a thoughtful way to invest in the future of our mission. It allows you to give voice to the values you live your life by and leave a lasting legacy. There are many ways to remember the Forge in your will or other financial plans. A qualified attorney can help you protect your assets, minimize taxes and find the best ways to provide for your loved ones and the organizations you hold dear, such as Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

Please contact Tom Goldblum ’69, Director of Alumni Relations, at 610 989-1329 or tgoldblum@vfmac.edu for more information.

 

Stocks & Security

Gifts of securities including stock, bonds, or mutual funds made to our brokerage account are encouraged and often provide significant tax advantages.

Please contact Greg Brinn, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, 610-989-1330 or gbrinn@vfmac.edu, to notify us of your intent to transfer and use the following contact information to facilitate your transaction:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
Broker: Daniel Crawford 724-933-1463
DTC#: 0015
Account Number: 408-115309-114
Valley Forge Military Academy Foundation
Checks payable to: VFMA Foundation

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
1603 Carmody Ct., Ste. 100
Sewickley, PA  15143

Endowment

Gifts to endowment increase VFMAC’s capacity to attract and retain the best and brightest faculty, to enroll the most qualified cadets and to maintain our beautiful historic campus.

Only the income from the principal is spent, ensuring that your gift continues in perpetuity. A healthy endowment allows us to bolster our annual operating budget and provides necessary financial flexibility and resilience; helping to safeguard the school’s finances through changing and sometimes challenging economic times.

If you are interested in making an endowment gift, please contact Greg Brinn, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 610-989-1330 or gbrinn@vfmac.edu.

United Way

VFMAC is a designated United Way recipient, our donor number is 4316.

Gifts in Memory or Honor

A gift made to VFMAC in honor or memory of a family member, teacher, student or friend is a generous and thoughtful way to remember a person’s life and his or her accomplishments.

To make a gift in honor or memory of someone, please click here to make a gift online or mail your donation by completing the Forge Fund Form (specifying the honoree’s name and address and/or contact information for his/her next of kin). Please mail your gift to Valley Forge Military Academy & College, Development Office, 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Checks payable to “VFMA Foundation.”

For more information about providing a gift in honor or memory of someone, please contact Pam Johnson, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, at 610-989-1328 or pjohnson@vfmac.edu.

Please note: There are several options available for making a gift to Valley Forge Military Academy & College. All gifts are considered unrestricted, unless noted, and support the area of greatest need. If you wish to direct your gift to benefit a certain area of VFMAC please note the designation when your gift is made.

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