First, let us say Thank You. Ojai Valley School has always been a community of intellectually curious students driven by a passion to explore the arts, sciences, letters, and the outdoors. Gifts to OVS are an essential part of these experiences, providing professional development in teaching, improvements to technology and facilities, as well as student programming and scholarships.
Gifts to Ojai Valley School make a difference every day in the lives of our students. OVS accepts cash donations. Checks should be made payable to Ojai Valley School and mailed to 723 El Paseo Road, Ojai CA 93023. OVS accepts payments by credit card. Click here to donate online. There are many other ways to make a gift to OVS. Find the option that works best for you:
International wire transfers – please email email@example.com for instructions.
Securities – Securities may be donated to OVS at their current value. This gift may afford you a significant tax advantage as you might obtain a tax-deduction for the full market value of the gift, and you may avoid a tax on the capital gains of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year. If the securities are worth less than you paid for them, this creates a loss that you may be able to deduct from other taxable income. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
The Yeomans Legacy – Give a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime! Named in honor of Ojai Valley School’s founder and visionary educator Edward Yeomans, The Yeomans Legacy recognizes alumni and friends who have thoughtfully included OVS in their estate plans.
Matching gifts – Many employers match employees’ or retirees’ charitable contributions, which could double the impact of your gift.
Capital gifts – Capital gifts fund construction of new buildings and upgrade existing facilities. The Terry Wilson Equestrian Center at the Lower Campus and the Lucila Arango Science and Technology Center at the Upper Campus are two recent projects realized through the generosity of donors.
Endowment gifts – Gifts to the OVS Endowment ensure long-term financial stability for OVS. Donors contribute to existing funds or establish new ones. Donations are added to the principal balance, which remain untouched while the school draws on a portion of the earnings. Current endowment funds include a General Endowment (which functions like the Annual Fund), Scholarship, Library, Technology, Storytelling, and World Music.
United Way – You may designate your United Way gift to Ojai Valley School.
Ojai Valley School is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 educational institution. All gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal laws. OVS’s tax ID is 95-1661099.