Support Kolbe Academy
There are many ways to support the students at Kolbe Academy!
St. Maximillian Kolbe said, “A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” We invite you to consider how a personal gift of your time, prayers, and support can make a difference in the lives of these students seeking to win their battle of addiction.
Kolbe Academy depends on the generosity of its donors to keep the school affordable to so many in need. While sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown, tuition rates are not sufficient to cover all of the costs of this specialized school. We are blessed by the generosity of so many who have given the gift of their time, talent, and financial resources to support this endeavor.
Ways to Support the students at Kolbe Academy:
Give to the Annual Fund
Your tax-deductible gift will go a long way in assisting our families as they sacrifice to make this specialized education possible. You will help us keep tuition affordable: keep our facilities up-to-date: keep our technology current: and keep our school the loving, safe, faith-filled environment it is. It’s easy to contribute to our Annual Fund and no gift is too small!
- Click here to read our December 2020 Annual Fund letter!
- Click here for a message about it from our principal!
Gifts by credit card can be made securely on our website by clicking the “donate” button above. Gifts by check should be made payable to Kolbe Academy and sent to 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Please do not send cash through the mail. We will be happy to issue a receipt for your gift.
Consider a Matching Gift
Kolbe Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and many companies and corporate foundations match gifts to nonprofit institutions like ours. Matching gifts are a great way to increase support for the school without additional out-of-pocket expense. Matching gifts are a very important source of support.
You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse’s employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse’s employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program. You may also contact our advancement office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.419.3333 x1102 should you be in need of any tax forms for this process.
Participate in our Scholarship Tax Credit Programs (EITC)
Did you know that you can direct 90% of your PA taxes due to Kolbe Academy to provide student scholarships for families that could not otherwise afford this specialized education for their children? This is made possible by the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program! Instead of paying taxes to the state, you or your business makes a contribution through EITC, and receive a 90% tax credit (for a two-year commitment). Click here to download our program flyer and share it with others!
This program is open to businesses and qualified individuals. For an individual, he/she should meet one of the following criteria: a minimum income of $200,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum joint income of $300,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. To participate, simply complete an intent form and send it to our Advancement Director, Arielle Kaminski.
- Intent Form for Businesses
- Intent Form for Individuals
- Mailing Address – Kolbe Academy, Attn: Arielle Kaminski, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
- Email address for scans – email@example.com
The above intent forms are NOT binding. They signify your intention to participate. Kolbe Academy will keep a copy of your form, and then pass it along to our Diocesan Scholarships Manager, John Fierro. Mr. Fierro will go through the details with you and answer your questions. If you decide to participate, he will send you an electronic agreement form. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Mrs. Kaminski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-419-3333 x1102. She will be happy to speak more about the program with you.
Support us while you shop on Amazon
You can also support us in all of your Amazon purchases by shopping through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love donating 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Kolbe Academy, at no cost to you! AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. Click here to link your Amazon account to Kolbe Academy or search smile.amazon.com charities for Kolbe Academy Inc in Bethlehem, PA.
Sponsor a Special Event
Kolbe Academy hosts multiple events throughout the year such as our Business Leaders Breakfast and the Steps for Recovery Walk/Run! Contact our advancement office at email@example.com for details on sponsoring an event, or check out our events page.
Create a Memorial Scholarship
You can establish a memorial scholarship fund in memory of your loved one, to help a Kolbe Academy student. For more information please contact our principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A planned gift is a “forever gift,” one that will live on at Kolbe Academy for generations. It doesn’t affect your current cash flow of assets and it is easy to change if your circumstances change. Plus, it may save you estate taxes later. Best of all, you have the satisfaction of leaving a legacy that will benefit current and future Kolbe Academy students.
You can make a planned gift in a number of ways:
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Life Estate Reserve
- Insurance Policy Beneficiary
If you have already included Kolbe Academy in your estate plans, please let us know by contacting our Advancement Director at email@example.com or 610.419.3333 x1102.