Proud, successful graduates of Wheat Ridge High School have come together to open the Wheat Ridge High School Alumni Endowment Fund (The Farmers Forever Alumni Fund). The fund, built with donations from individuals who care about the school's past, present and future students, will create "forever funding" for the high school through interest earned on invested donations. Earnings will help pay for classroom enrichment activities, including athletics, music and art, workforce education and more, ensuring that all Farmers have continued opportunities for a world-class education.
MAKING A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND
Donations for which the donor received no goods or services in exchange are tax deductible to the full extent of applicable law. All donations to the fund will be acknowledged with a receipt for tax purposes by The Jefferson Foundation within 30 days of receipt.
To make a donation...
By cash or check: Checks should be made payable to The Jefferson Foundation. Cash and Check donations should include a note or memo indicating that the donation should be booked into the Wheat Ridge High School Alumni Endowment Fund (WRHS Endowment will work as an abbreviation). Mail cash or checks to The Jefferson Foundation at 809 Quail St., Bldg. #1, Lakewood, Colorado 80215.
By credit or debit card: Visit www.jeffersonfoundation.org and click on the 'Donate' button on any page to be directed to the Foundation's secure online giving page at ColoradoGives.org. To donate, follow the prompts on screen. Please indicate in the comments section of your donation that the donation should be booked into the Farmers Forever Alumni Fund (WRHS Endowment will work as an abbreviation).
Gifts of stock, insurance or other assets: The Jefferson Foundation can work with you and your financial advisor or attorney to make donations to the Wheat Ridge High School Alumni Endowment Fund part of your estate plans. Please contact Katie Tiernan, Jefferson Foundation executive director, at 303-982-2210 for more information.
To learn more or join the effort by making a tax-deductible contribution, visit the Foundation on the web at www.jeffersonfoundation.org
ABOUT THE JEFFERSON FOUNDATION
The Jefferson Foundation is the oldest 501c3 nonprofit education foundation in Colorado. It partners with a community of organizations, businesses, individuals and government agencies to develop new educational strategies that help Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest school district, prepare all students for a successful future. The Foundation furthers its mission today by managing five collaborative projects that will reshape the way students in Jeffco reach graduation, and by providing fiscal sponsorship to more than 50 education support funds and scholarships annually.
The Foundation was named Nonprofit of the Year by the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County in 2009 and was a semi-finalist for the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance Samaritan Award in 2010 and 2011. The Foundation was recognized by Intelligent Philanthropy in 2013 for its commitment to transparency and strong stewardship of donor investment.