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Ways to Give

It costs approximately $21,000 per year to educate each student at Madonna Learning Center; however, tuition for each child is $11,700 per year. This alone leaves Madonna Learning Center with an operational deficit of over $600,000 annually. We rely on the kindness and generosity of family and friends to keep our school in operation so we can continue to provide quality education to our students.

Gifts may be made to Madonna Learning Center through several ways:

Honorarium Gifts: Many donors have chosen to honor a special person by making a donation in his/her name to Madonna Learning Center. Once such a gift is received, an appropriate message (i.e. congratulations) will be sent to the designee.  You are able to make an online honorarium gift here.

Memorial Gifts: Throughout our history, many people have chosen to remember a special person by making a donation in his/her name to Madonna Learning Center. Once such a gift is received, an appropriate message will be sent to the designee. We are touched at the generosity of those in mourning who seek to help our students with special needs. Each November, we invite families who have made gifts or are memorial gift designees to join us for a special Mass of Remembrance in the Madonna All Faith Chapel.  You are able to make an make an online memorial gift here.

Holiday Gift: Each holiday season, we solicit requests for annual support. Please consider supporting the Madonna Learning Center as part of your holiday giving.  You are able to make an online holiday gift here.

Endowment: A donor may elect to make a restricted donation to the Madonna Learning Center Endowment portfolio in two ways:

  1. A donor may elect to donate a major gift to the endowment portfolio. A gift to the Endowment remains in perpetuity and grows over time – a covenant between generations to ensure the solid future of the Madonna Learning Center for years to come. Naming and purpose (i.e. for scholarship, operational support) are at the discretion of the donor; the Madonna Learning Center endowment acceptance policy provides for additional specifics on the establishment of new permanently restricted endowment funds.

  2. Donors may also contribute to established endowment funds, such as the Sister Mary Margaret Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Kathleen Dowling Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Big Ed Scholarship Fund.

Planned Giving: It is never too early to begin planning for your estate’s future. Gifts can be made to the Madonna Learning Center through bequests, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance policies and charitable trusts. You have the ability to provide a legacy gift through which generations of students will benefit.

Gifts of Stock: Madonna Learning Center will also accept gifts of stock if this donation vehicle is advantageous to our donor. There are several methods available for this gift transfer; Madonna Learning Center can help facilitate this gift.

Matching: You may be able to double your gift to the Madonna Learning Center! Please check with your employer to see if they match your charitable contributions.

Gifts of Goods: Please see “Donated Goods Wish List” for donations of in-kind goods that help us day-to-day.

Artsonia: Artsonia is an online student art gallery where you can view and purchase artwork (canvas, prints, cards, and other pieces) created by our students. We receive 20% of all purchases and orders.

Other Support: Consider your Kroger card, joining the Baseball Club, and your soup labels as ways to turn your shopping and entertaining into a donation. For more information, please see “External Sponsors and Support.”

For more information about giving, please contact Jo Gilbert, Executive Director, at (901) 752-5767. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Madonna Learning Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. All donations will receive an acknowledgement of your gift.

Madonna Learning Center provides a nurturing faith-based educational and social environment that empowers young and adult students with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families.