As a 501c(3) non-profit organization, gifts made to the Graves County High School Eagle Foundation in support of one of our ongoing projects are tax deductible and will enable the Foundation to make a shared vision a reality! Gifts can also be designated to the General Athletic Endowment Fund which will be used to enrich student opportunities through ongoing improvements to existing athletic facilities and programs. Donors also have the option of choosing to support particular programs at the high school–everything from arts to literacy, technology to science. Whatever your choice or amount of gift, your tax deductible donation of any amount is deeply appreciated and vital to the success of our students and community.
Eagle Foundation Membership
For an annual minimum donation of $50, an individual will receive an Eagle Foundation card. An Eagle Foundation card benefit includes the opportunity to purchase up to six tickets up to one week in advance of public ticket sales to the Graves County Eagle Foundation’s annual “Night With A Champion”. Members will also receive a Foundation t-shirt.
Five Levels of Contributions
Members of all groups will be recognized on our website in our annual report of giving. Additionally, donors in these groups will receive a 10% discount on purchases Eagles Unlimited, our award-winning school bookstore and GCHS Eagle gear headquarters.
I'm in for $10 Group
We now have over 7,500 alumni of GCHS. If just 1,000 of those alumni became involved annually in giving just $10, we would have an additional $10,000 to invest in facilities for our system. This is a great way to begin regular giving back to our alma mater or for friends to invest in our vision.
The Legacy Network
This group is composed of alumni and friends of Graves County High School whose annual gifts are between $1 for each year the school has been in existence (1985) and $249.
The Silver Club
This group is composed of alumni and friends of GCHS whose annual gifts are between $250 and $999.
The Royal Blue Club
This group is composed of alumni and other friends of Graves County High School whose annual gifts are between $1000 and $4,999
The Flying Eagle Club
This highly distinguished group consists of donors who give at least $5,000 yearly to Graves County High School
Deferred Giving and Estate Planning
Planned giving programs provide many options for support, including named gift opportunities, and donors are discovering that many planned giving programs create income streams that surpass those of conventional investment programs. Many also create tax-redemption opportunities at the same time. Please talk with us about planned giving options that would benefit you and Graves County High School at the same time. By including Graves County High School in your estate plan, you would become a part of Graves County High School’s Heritage Society.
Tribute gifts are deeply appreciated and can give form and permanence to someone’s life by recognizing them at Graves County High School. Our Board of Directors stands ready to assist individuals and families who would like to direct memorial or honor contributions to the school in a variety of ways, including Endowed Scholarship Funds.
For each tribute gift, GCHS sends notification of the gift to the individual(s) that you designate. Please include the name and address of the individual(s) you would like us to notify along with your gift. Gift credit is given to the donor, as well as tax credit per the current tax laws. We also acknowledge those gifts in our annual report of giving.
Honor Gifts are made in honor of a person and is a living testimony that keeps on giving. It can be used as a way to recognize someone who has made an impact in your life or achieved a special milestone or for the person who has everything. Such a gift is appreciated by the honoree as well as the university and benefits students, faculty and school initiatives.
Memorial Gifts are made in memory of a person and is a special way to honor a respected colleague or beloved friend or family member. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing future generations the ability to continue the dream and pass it on.
Donations may be sent to the EAGLE FOUNDATION, c/o Graves County High School, 1107 W. Housman St., Mayfield, KY 42066. Please make checks payable to The Eagle Foundation. For more information, contact Michelle McKee at Graves County High School at 270-328-6242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.