For those that have a learning difference or attention difficulties, the challenge of acquiring an appropriate education is enormous. For more than three decades, The John Crosland School (formerly Dore Academy) has redefined education for more than 3,000 students with learning differences. One hundred percent of our students graduate from high school and more than 90% seek a post-secondary education. Your gift to Crosland allows us to continue providing our students with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

Charitable gifts to The John Crosland School are not only of tremendous benefit to the school, but they can have a positive tax impact for the donor as well.  All gifts to The John Crosland School are tax deductible.

Every charitable gift is appreciated and can be designated by the donor. Donors can choose to support the Annual Fund, Annual Fund Gala or the Capital Fund and can direct their giving toward specific programs or school needs.  For more information on Planned Giving click here.

Below is an overview of some of the most common ways to give.

Gifts of Cash: An outright cash gift or payments on a multi-year pledge can be made by check or by credit card using the “DONATE NOW” option on the School website GIFT GIVING page. This provides the donor with an income tax charitable deduction in the year each gift or pledge installment is paid.

Endowed Funds: Generous donors can create endowed funds to provide support for a specific school program in perpetuity. The School invests the principal, and the income is used to provide the support. Every $25,000 in endowment generates $1,000 annually.

Matching Gifts: Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. All you need to do is include your company’s matching gift form with your donation. Recent matching gift companies include: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Visa, US Bancorp, etc..

Gifts of Appreciated Securities: A gift of stock may provide a significant tax advantage for a donor. Stocks that have greatly increased in value are excellent gifts to make to The John Crosland School. The School realizes the full market value of the stock, and the donor receives a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.

Gifts of Real Estate: By gifting a property to The John Crosland School, the owner avoids paying capital gains taxes, yet receives a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property (residence, vacation home, or undeveloped piece of land).

For additional information on charitable giving to The John Crosland School, please contact Jennifer Nichols, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 704-749-6712 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .