Approximately 75% of the Foundation's revenue is derived from individual and business contributions of various types. In addition to annual pledge and membership drives, the Foundation receives gifts from bequests, in-kind donations from area businesses, memorials and other types of donations. Employers will match both restricted and unrestricted contributions.
Individuals may make contributions that are restricted to a particular program or project. In these cases, the entire amount will be directed per the donor's wishes. Use the DonateNow button in the right panel to make a restricted donation. Restricted contributions do not count toward membership.
Bequests can be big or small, general or restricted. It is really a testament to how you feel about South. Leave a lasting gift to the Friends of South High Foundation by including the organization in your will or estate planning. Your gift helps ensure future generations of South High students benefit from the support provided by the Foundation. Bequests can be:
- a transfer of property through a will.
- a specific dollar amount or percentage of an estate.
- residual, contingent, restricted or in memoriam.
- inclusive of wills, Pay on Death accounts, Life Insurance, retirement accounts, trusts and gift annuities.
- helpful in reducing the taxable value of your estate.
Please contact our office if you would like information on how to include the Friends of South High in your estate planning, or discuss your options with your legal expert.
Memorials or Honorariums are donations made on behalf of or in memory of a South High student/alumni or current/former staff member. They will be listed on our web site and in our bi-annual publications. To make a memorial or honorarium click on the DonateNow button to the right or you may mail your check to the Foundation office at the address below, or by using our mail-in donation form.
Many companies make matching gifts based on an employee's donation. Check this list to see if your company is listed. Whether your company is listed or not, please contact your human resources department to check on the availability and process for matching funds.
Each year the Foundation provides over $70,000 in scholarships to students based on need, academic performance, and merit. One way to assure a permenant testamonial to yourself or a loved-one is by creating a one-time or perpetual scholarship. If you, your family or your organization would like to explore the establishment of a scholarship, please contact Elmer Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many area businesses make contributions to the Foundation in the form of goods or services. These gifts make it possible for the Foundation to save money on operating expenses and often provide a large portion of revenues from events through raffles and auctions. Please consider visiting these businesses. Their success is our success!
To make a donation of goods or services, please contact our office at (612) 668-4344. And thank you for your consideration!