Ways to give
Why Support Mackintosh Academy?
Your gift supports the people and programs that make Mackintosh Academy excellent.
This means low teacher-student ratios with top-notch educators who are trained in gifted education and IB, sensitive to social-emotional needs, and strive to accommodate different learning styles. We offer unique, hands-on opportunities and vibrant, rich programming in visual and performing arts, Spanish and PE (every day!) – something that you’re seeing less and less of in public schools. All of this means that our students receive personal attention, intellectual stimulation, and a nurturing community in which to learn and thrive.
The cost of independent school programming typically exceeds tuition revenues by between 10 and 30% of the operating budget; at Mackintosh, tuition funds 90% of program costs. For Mackintosh Academy to provide the special offerings and diverse learning environment that make us excellent in IB, social-emotional learning and gifted education, we need the support of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school.
Since 2016, over 95% of our parents, staff and board have made a gift to our annual campaign.
Mackintosh Academy has many fewer supporters than a larger charity or university does. We rely on a relatively small but committed circle of parents, alumni and alum parents, grandparents and community members. Each gift has a significant impact on our school.
Every gift is a gesture of support that truly matters.
How Can I Give?
Donate Online Now
Thank you for supporting Mackintosh Academy! To donate online via our secure payment system, click here. You may make a one-time or monthly recurring gift. Recurring gifts will end on June 30, 2020.
Employer Matching Gifts
You may be able to double your gift at no extra cost to you! Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees. To find out if your employer makes these contributions, please check your company’s website or Human Resources department. We are also happy to do this research and verify for you; simply contact Director of Development, Tami Vinson, to inquire.
Our Annual Fund (in 2020, called the “One Campaign) is our most significant fundraising program, running from October to December each year. We typically achieve over 95% parent, staff and board participation in 2018-19 and raise over $60,000 for our school. While 90% of our budget is based on tuition revenues, this campaign helps to fulfill the general operating budget for staffing, professional development for teachers and program enhancements (such as technology) and allows flexibility for campus improvements. We are grateful for our generous community support. To support the Annual Fund/One Campaign, click here.
With a legacy gift, you can help ensure that we will continue to nurture the keen minds and compassionate hearts of Mack students of future generations. Please see our Planned Giving page for information on how to make a bequest, beneficiary designation or other planned gift, or contact Director of Development Tami Vinson.
Our annual auction is held each spring and offers an opportunity for our community to enjoy a rousing good time while supporting Mackintosh. For more information on our auction, please visit this page.
Mackintosh Academy Littleton is able to accept gifts in many forms, including:
- gifts of appreciated securities
- gifts of real estate
- “in-kind” gifts of goods or services
Some of these gifts may have significant tax benefits to the donor. Please contact Director of Development, Tami Vinson, for more information on how to make a gift.