Giving

 

Ways to Give

Mercy Career & Technical High School is registered as a nonprofit organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Check

Please make checks payable to Mercy Career & Technical High School, 2900 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Attn: Advancement Office.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock held for more than one year offer special tax benefits by providing a tax deduction for their fair market value while eliminating capital gains assessments on their future sale. Mercy Career & Technical High School has a brokerage account at Vanguard - account #63647194 - that can accept your gift. Vanguard’s DTC number is 0062. If you choose to donate stock, please contact Director of Advancement Nancy C. Green at 215-226-1225 ext. 146 or ngreen@mercycte.org, so she can ensure a prompt acknowledgement of your gift.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Ask your employer if your company will match your gift to Mercy Career & Technical High School.

EITC/OSTC Scholarships

Businesses and qualified individuals can receive up to a 90% credit on PA state taxes by contributing to Mercy Career & Technical High School through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.

 

The annual deadline for business applications is July 1. For more information about EITC and OSTC, visit newpa.com/eitc and newpa.com/ostc.

 

Instead of paying your personal income taxes to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you could redirect that money to scholarships for low-income students. If your personal state tax liability is at least $1,000 annually, you qualify to participate. In return for supporting scholarships for motivated, hardworking, and deserving Mercy Tech students, you can receive a state tax credit of 90%.

For more information and assistance in applying to these programs that support so many students in need, please contact Nancy Green, Mercy Tech Director of Advancement, at 215-226-1225 ext. 146.