Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is Alto’s most important fundraising campaign. Please contribute to the 2017-18 Annual Fund today!

As is customary in most public and private U.S. schools, Alto relies on donations from its families to cover the gap between tuition income and our overall annual operating budget. Lower tuition allows us to keep the school more affordable to a wider range of students and all donations to Alto are tax-deductible, while tuition is not.

This year the goal is to raise $1,000 per student. The Annual Fund is Alto’s most important fundraising campaign. It encompasses about 80% of our total fundraising revenue. The Annual Fund helps to ensure:

  • Competitive compensation for our amazing teachers
  • Advanced educational programs
  • New and exciting after school activities and sports
  • New and up to date teaching resources
  • Operating costs, such as keeping the lights on
  • Preparing Alto for future success

Learn more below about making the most out of your donation to Alto International School.

Tax Deduction

Alto International School is a nonprofit organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, gifts to Alto International School are tax-deductible. What does this mean? The actual cost of your donation is reduced by your tax savings if you itemize deductions. For example, if you donate $1,000 to Alto your cost for this donation is actually only $720 if you are in the 28% tax bracket.

The above information is not intended to be tax or legal advice and might not apply to your unique situation. Please discuss possible tax deductions with your tax professional.

Stock Donation

Gifts of appreciated stock are a great way to give to Alto and receive significant tax benefits. You can:

  1. eliminate capital gains taxes,
  2. increase the amount you are able to give to Alto, and
  3. increase your itemized deduction for charitable contributions.  

What does this mean? Let’s assume you have stock you could sell for $5,000 that you purchased for $3,000 at least one year ago.  If you sell this stock directly, you will pay capital gains tax on the difference of $2,000. If your income tax rate is 30%, your capital gains tax rate would be 20%. Below is a table that demonstrates how the net costs compare when you donate cash or appreciated stock.

The above information is not intended to be tax or legal advice and might not apply to your unique situation. Please discuss possible tax deductions with your tax professional.

Corporate Matching

Alto International School appreciates corporate matching funds from our family’s employers. Please check if your company offers corporate matching as this can sometimes double or triple the gift our school receives. If you have any questions about matching gifts, please contact Alto’s Director of Development, Karen Rizkalla.