There are many ways to support the students at Kolbe Academy!
St. Maximillian Kolbe said, “A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” We invite you to consider how a personal gift of your time, prayers, and support can make a difference in the lives of these students seeking to win their battle over addiction.
Kolbe Academy depends on the generosity of its donors to keep the school affordable to so many in need. While sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown, tuition rates are not sufficient to cover all of the costs of this specialized school. We are blessed by the generosity of so many who have given the gift of their time, talent, and financial resources to support this endeavor.
Give to the Kolbe Fund – 2020-21 Annual Giving Report
Your tax-deductible gift will go a long way in assisting our families as they sacrifice to make this specialized education possible. You will help us keep tuition affordable: keep our facilities up-to-date: keep our technology current: and keep our school the loving, safe, faith-filled environment it is. It’s easy to contribute to our Annual Fund and no gift is too small!
Gifts by credit card can be made securely on our website by clicking the “donate” button above. Gifts by check should be made payable to Kolbe Academy and sent to 115 Washington St. Bath, PA 18014. Please do not send cash through the mail. We will be happy to issue a receipt for your gift.
Join the Phoenix Patron Society
The Phoenix Patron Society (PPS) is a newly created support network for Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first and only Catholic recovery high school. You are invited to join this important society as we continue to raise funds for our important work – to offer outstanding academics, to provide vital recovery programs and counseling services, to assist with financial aid and more.
By becoming a monthly donor in the PPS, you enable us to help students on their recovery journey. In recognition of the 12 Steps that have helped so many, a $12 monthly donation allows us to take a student on special field trips to the art museum or DaVinci Science Center. A gift of $25 a month enables us to bring experts into the school to train teachers during our professional development sessions on issues like mental health, addiction and self-care. A $50 recurring monthly gift helps us to offer our students high-quality Fine Arts programming so that they can share their creativity and develop confidence in their abilities. When someone donates $100 a month, we are able to purchase a full series of novels for our English Department or science lab supplies which allows for hands-on science experiments.
Your monthly donation, no matter the size, will greatly impact our students. When you join the PPS, you are placing your faith in our students to continue to battle this disease and to recover, succeed and transform. All members of the PPS will be recognized annually at the “Phoenix Reception” and will receive an update on the school’s progress.
To join, simply follow these steps:
1. Go to https://kolbe-academy.com/give/
2. Make a gift of $12 or more
3. Select “Make this a recurring gift”
4. Select every month
5. Complete your donation. Your card will be charged monthly you will be the newest member of Kolbe Academy’s Phoenix Patron Society!
Consider a Matching Gift
Kolbe Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and many companies and corporate foundations match gifts to nonprofit institutions like ours. Matching gifts are a great way to increase support for the school without additional out-of-pocket expense. Matching gifts are a very important source of support.
You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse’s employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse’s employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program. You may also contact our advancement office email@example.com or 610.419.3333 should you be in need of any tax forms for this process.
Participate in our Scholarship Tax Credit Programs (EITC)
Did you know that you can direct 90% of your PA taxes due to Kolbe Academy to provide student scholarships for families that could not otherwise afford this specialized education for their children? This is made possible by the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program! Instead of paying taxes to the state, you or your business makes a contribution through EITC, and receive a 90% tax credit (for a two-year commitment). Click here to download our program flyer and share it with others!
This program is open to businesses and qualified individuals. For an individual, he/she should meet one of the following criteria: a minimum income of $200,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum joint income of $300,000 (in each of the two most recent tax years), OR a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. To participate, simply complete an intent form and send it to our Advancement Director, Melissa Starace.
- Intent Form for Businesses
- Intent Form for Individuals
- Mailing Address – Kolbe Academy, Attn: Melissa Starace, 115 Washington St., Bath, PA 18014
- Email address for scans – firstname.lastname@example.org
The above intent forms are NOT binding. They signify your intention to participate. Kolbe Academy will keep a copy of your form, and then pass it along to our Diocesan Scholarships Manager, John Fierro. Mr. Fierro will go through the details with you and answer your questions. If you decide to participate, he will send you an electronic agreement form. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Mr. Henrich at email@example.com or 610-419-3333 x1102. He will be happy to speak more about the program with you.
Support us while you shop on Amazon
You can also support us in all of your Amazon purchases by shopping through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love donating 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Kolbe Academy, at no cost to you! AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. Click here to link your Amazon account to Kolbe Academy or search smile.amazon.com charities for Kolbe Academy, Inc. in Bethlehem, PA.
Sponsor a Special Event
Kolbe Academy hosts multiple events throughout the year such as our Business Leaders Breakfast and the Steps for Recovery Walk/Run! Contact our advancement office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on sponsoring an event, or check out our events page.
Create a Memorial Scholarship
You can establish a memorial scholarship fund in memory of your loved one, to help a Kolbe Academy student. For more information please contact our principal at email@example.com.
A planned gift is a “forever gift,” one that will live on at Kolbe Academy for generations. It doesn’t affect your current cash flow of assets and it is easy to change if your circumstances change. Plus, it may save you estate taxes later. Best of all, you have the satisfaction of leaving a legacy that will benefit current and future Kolbe Academy students.
You can make a planned gift in a number of ways:
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Life Estate Reserve
- Insurance Policy Beneficiary
If you have already included Kolbe Academy in your estate plans, please let us know by contacting our Advancement Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.419.3333.