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Annual Fund

As a school community, all members share in the responsibility for the success of Peoria Academy. Through contributions of time, talent and monetary contributions, the faithful commitment and support from our school community provide the high quality of education which the children deserve.

As other independent schools, the cost of educating each child is not fully covered by tuition payments to the school. Therefore, each year we ask parents to contribute to the Annual Fund and help bridge the gap between our tuition payments and the cost of educating our children. The Annual Fund dollars we receive provide our school with immediate benefits to the school by:

  • Offering scholarships to deserving students
  • Expanding our use of technology
  • Supporting our athletic teams with equipment and uniforms
  • Providing continuing education experiences for our teachers and staff

Any gift, large or small is appreciated. Every gift to our annual fund is tax deductible. Below we have linked donation ideas to help you decide which giving level fits your budget.

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Charitable Donation Options

Leadership Giving Levels

You may donate to the school by:

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are deductible for income tax purposes up to fifty percent of your adjusted gross income if you itemize on your tax return.


A gift may be pledged and paid over a period of time to be determined by the donor. For the Annual Fund, pledges must be fulfilled by June 30th of each year.

Credit Card

Peoria Academy accepts MasterCard and Visa for gift fulfillment.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs which support various non-profit organizations, including Peoria Academy. The company for which you or your spouse works may match any cash or stock gift you make – sometimes on a $2-for-$1 basis, or more. Check with your company’s business office for specifics.

Will Caterpillar match donations to Peoria Academy?

Caterpillar does not match donations to the Annual Fund. They only offer educational matches for gifts to 2-4 year universities. However, if you donate to the Cat PAC, they will match that gift to Peoria Academy which some parents have done in the past. For more information go to

Can you give to Peoria Academy through the United Way?

As long as you designate Peoria Academy as the recipient when you make your pledge you can designate your gift to the school. Caterpillar restricts designations of gifts to United Way partner agencies so this option is not available for Caterpillar employees.

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