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Answers to Common Donor Questions

Do you have questions about donating to SHARP? Here are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked of our Development Department.

Q: How much should I give?

A: Your gift is a personal decision, and you should make a gift that is meaningful to you in both amount and intent. The average annual gift to SHARP from an individual is $250, with gifts ranging from $5 to $25,000. No gift is too small. With 100% of our schools relying on SHARP to fund the program, any size gift makes an impact. It costs us $130 per student per year to bring our program to the schools. With over 8,600 students participating in 2019-20, we must raise that amount per student this year.

Q: Can I pay in installments or make a recurring gift?

A: We can help you develop a payment schedule that allows you to complete payment prior to June 30. You can also set up an auto withdrawal schedule from a checking/savings account or charge your credit card. Please call us at 414.410.3203 to set up an installment plan or recurring gift.

Q: Is my gift tax-deductible?

A: All contributions to SHARP are tax deductible, according to IRS guidelines. If donating to a special event, your acknowledgement letter will indicate the tax-deductible portion of your gift.

Q: Can I make a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

A: Yes! We will send a letter notifying the honoree or memorial family of your gift.