The MVFund: Mount Vernon's Annual Giving Campaign
Our Annual Fund is paramount in an unprecedented pandemic year when our School needs to be agile while facing unbudgeted expenses. Annual giving will provide key resources for innovative solutions for the challenges that we face ahead of us.
Gifts to the MVFund are tax-deductible and close the gap between the necessities funded by tuition and the extra resources that are essential to Mount Vernon education and experience. When you reinvest in the School - we attract and retain the highest caliber of teachers with the best academic resources.
2020-21 MVFund Priorities include:
- Empowering our teachers with the training and resources to be agile and impactful in a dynamic learning environment.
- Strategically investing in resources that can protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our community- teachers, staff, students, and families.
- Elevating and enabling Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) initiatives
- Supporting our Athletic teams and Arts programs as they reimagine their unique school experience and adhere to stringent safety protocols
Maximize your impact with a matching gift:
Please maximize your giving impact by exploring matching gift opportunities- many companies and some non-profits will match your philanthropic gift. The CARES act has provided additional incentives for corporations to increase their philanthropic giving.
Matching Gifts are an easy way to double or, in some cases, triple your gift to the School. Search here to see if your company offers a matching gifts program.
Ways to Give
Making an Online Gift is an efficient and secure way to give. You will immediately receive a confirmation email with the gift receipt.
Making a Recurring Gift is an opportunity to spread your annual gift across monthly (and automatic) payments. All annual payments conclude by 6/30/21.
Mail a Gift to the School:
Community Development Office
Attn: Elizabeth Werdesheim
Mount Vernon School
510 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Corporate Matching Gift Program: A Gift Match could double or triple your gift.
Many employers participate in matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Search here to see if your company offers a matching gifts program
Stock Transfer: Contributing appreciated stock is a popular way to give as it reduces current income tax and capital gains. Please indicate your intention to transfer stock via our Securities Transfer Notification Form.
IRA Gift: Donors 70.5 years old or older can transfer up to $100,000 tax-free from an IRA directly to the MVFund. What’s more, these gifts can satisfy the donor’s annual minimum distribution. Please leverage our IRA letter template prepopulated with Mount Vernon’s tax ID and information.
Meet Director of Community Giving Elizabeth Werdesheim:
Elizabeth manages the MVFund, our School’s primary fundraising initiative. Prior to coming to Mount Vernon, Elizabeth spent 15+ years in business development at KPMG and Deloitte and established two non-profits within the Brookhaven community.
Her son Charlie attends Mount Vernon and is in Ms. Wright's third-grade class. You can find Elizabeth coaching the Middle School Cross Country team as she is a former collegiate runner.