Ways to give

In addition to applying for federal, state, and foundation grants, IDEA's Advancement Team raises funds primarily in three ways: endowments, planned gifts, and one-time gifts. To discuss any of the options listed below, please contact:
Dejah Behnke, VP of Regional Advancement
210-882-0842, dejah.behnke@ideapublicschools.org.

endowments

Endowments usually start at $25,000 and are placed in a permanent fund at IDEA Public Schools. They can be established to support specific educational programs, student scholarships, or professional development for faculty.


Once a donor makes an endowment gift, IDEA invests the money and periodically disburses funds from the endowment according to the donor's stated preferences.

Multiple-Year Pledge — We want to accomodate each donor's unique circumstances and provide giving options that meet each donors needs. Donors can make intallment gifts for pledges of up to five years to the IDEA Public Schools.

Cash — Payment made via check or wiring of funds.

Securities — Payment made by transferring securities to the Foundation, thus allowing the donor to bypass capital gains taxes.

Real Estate Gift — Real estate often appreciates faster than the rate of inflation and offers great potential in charitable gift planning. We are happy to talk to donors about the gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, undeveloped land or other real estate.