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Ways to Give

Please make a commitment today. Every gift makes an impact, and your support matters.

There are many ways in which you can give to Grier.

the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Any business that pays Pennsylvania taxes and any individual who pays $3,500 or more in Pennsylvania state tax is eligible to participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This program allows individuals and businesses paying taxes in Pennsylvania to redirect a portion of their state tax payments to approved scholarship organizations such as Grier School. Presently 13 states participate in the EITC program. Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund awards 50 million scholarship dollars to students from 500 schools. Previously both boarding & day Grier students from Pennsylvania benefited from this program.
 
The entire donated amount supports Grier School scholarships. You can receive a 90% tax credit on the donated amount & claim the remaining 10% on your federal taxes (at a tax rate of 37%) as a charitable donation. For example, someone can make a $3,500 gift to Grier School through EITC, for an out-of-pocket cost of $130. Other amounts can be larger such as $100,000 or more following the same percentages. The process is a simple one-page joinder agreement & takes approximately five minutes to complete.

To maximize the tax credit benefit, typically it works best to review the liability paid on line 12 of form 40 or 41 of your prior-year tax return & pledge the liability paid on the joinder agreement. If needed, consult with your tax preparer.

For more info check out our EITC FAQ!
 
Please feel free to contact Kelly Aharrah, Assistant Director of Admissions kaharrah@grier.org or 814-684-3000 x7037 about program details.

Our Current Needs

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  • Camp Angel Program

    Please consider helping make Grier Summer Camp accessible for girls whose families may not be able to afford camp. A Camp Angel gift of any amount can be made online by GIVE TO GRIER or by check payable to Grier School. Please list “camp angel” in our online giving form or on check memo. If you prefer to be named or anonymous & if you would like the gift to benefit a particular camper. The cost for our 2024 camp is $600/week for a day camper and $1,500/week for an overnight camper. Intensive riding carries an extra fee of $200/week.
     
    Group sponsorships are possible too. For example, 10 ladies from a particular graduating class each donating $150 will make it possible for one girl to have a week overnight camp experience.
     
    Sponsoring to offset ½ of a camper’s cost or covering the intensive riding program fee is also greatly appreciated!

    Become a Summer Camp Angel.
  • Sponsor STEM Programs

    From classes, to competitions, to clubs, Grier offers numerous opportunities for girls to develop confidence at skills in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It has been said that “the future of the economy is in STEM,” and the data supports this assertion. Employment in occupations related to STEM is projected to grow through the next decade. Help enhance the learning experiences of future marine biologists, engineers, astronomers and astrophysicists through your gifts.

    Recognizing the importance of STEM in preparing students for the future job market, Grier has developed an IT Corridor. This suite includes a 3D printing lab, Robotic Engineering facility, and classrooms for teaching Computer Science courses, including AP Computer Science.

    Further STEM education at Grier by making any of the following gifts:

    • Robotics Supplies - cable packs, medium motors, ultrasonic, color sensors, IR beacons, IR sensors, IR remote controls, IR speed remotes. Approx. cost: $542
    • Sponsor Marine Biology Program Enhancements - saltwater aquarium, Wallops Island Educational Trip, test expenses for science college scholarships. cost: $6,000
    Give to our Science Fund.
  • Sponsor Riding Workshops and Clinics

    Sponsor a workshop or clinic for our riders featuring a guest instructor.  Recent clinics and guest instructors have included: Ollie Griffith, Bernie Traurig, and Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette.

    • Hunt-Seat Clinic - Approx. cost: $4,000 
    • Dressage Clinic  - Approx. cost: $4,000

    Give to our Jimmy LaRosa Riding Fund.
  • Furnish Grier's Stables

    Show your support of Grier's championship equestrian program by helping meet their latest needs:

    • High Demand Horse - Grier Stables is in search of robust, gentle horse that can cross-rail jump with larger riders. Approx. cost $5,000-$8,000.
    • Complete Horse Jumps for the upper Outdoor Riding Ring. Approx. cost $15,000 
    • Paver Bricks for the Indoor Riding Arena. Approx. cost: Estimate pending.
    • Saddles and bridles for the tack room supply. Approx. cost: Varies.

    Give to our Jimmy LaRosa Riding Fund.
  • Support Grier Telecommunications

    Show your support to the telecommunication infrastructure at Grier, which allows the student body, faculty, and administration to work efficiently and effectively and to learn deeply in the modern world. 

    • New Server - to store, send, and receive data that supports Grier School students and employees. Approx. cost: $12,000

    Give to Grier's General Annual Fund.
  • Show Love to Grier's Tennis Courts

    At Grier, girls work to achieve a balance of analytical thinking, creative expression, and physical fitness. Tennis is a popular sport for Grier students to participate in on both varsity and recreational levels. 

    Three of Grier's tennis courts received a resurfacing treatment Summer 2021. Show your love of the game and Grier's mission to maintain healthy minds and bodies by sponsoring the tennis court resurface treatment.  cost: $16, 000

    Give to Grier's General Annual Fund.
  • Give to Grier's Green Space

    Ground crews tend to Grier's expansive mountainside 320 acre campus year-round. The campus includes athletic fields, pastures, natural areas, and landscaped lawns. 

    This sophisticated tractor is equipped to handle elevation and terrain changes. Sponsor our new tractor and its mowing and snow-removal accessories to keep Grier looking as gorgeous as ever year-round.  Photo 1. Photo 2

    • Tractor Package - Steiner tractor, all-weather cab, water-heater kit,  snow blower, electric chute deflector, mower deck. Non-profit discount cost: $34,458.00

    Give to Grier's General Annual Fund.

Meet the Team

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  • Photo of Geoffrey  Grier

    Geoffrey  Grier 

    Director of Grier School
  • Photo of Harriet Grier

    Harriet Grier 

    Director of Development Emeritus
    814-684-3000 x7049
  • Photo of Kelly Aharrah

    Kelly Aharrah 

    Alumnae Coordinator\Assist. Director of Admissions
    814-684-3000 x 7037

Naming Rights Available

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  • Performing Arts Building

    Purchase the naming rights to our Performing Arts Building, which is home to our dance performances, dance classes, music concerts, musical theatre productions, student assemblies, guest speakers, and more!

    Cost: $500,000
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2522 Grier School Rd. | P.O. Box 308; Birmingham, PA 16686-0308
Phone: 814-684-3000 | Fax: 814-684-2177