Save the Date! Fall Fundraiser FRIDAY September 27, 2013
Scroll down to see all the many ways you can help and how many others have helped us over the years. We are very grateful for everyone who has helped Hopewell, your children and many others.
Fund raising is a vital and exciting part of a school's growth and a sign of the school's stability. While older schools have had enough time to build large endowments or hold capital campaigns to fund their expansion needs, Hopewell Academy is at the beginning stages of fund raising and we need your help in many ways.
Like most schools, Hopewell Academy relies on fund raisers to provide financial support for specific programs. Through successful fund raising events, and with each passing year, Hopewell Academy becomes more established and more successful as a small private school. Your support matters!
Whether you donate pizza for the next teacher's workday, donate items for our silent auction, or make a tax deductible donation (Hopewell Academy is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, your support directly benefits the teachers and students at Hopewell Academy.
There are many ways to contribute; contact the school today for more information on how you can help. Click here for a Hopewell Academy Donation Receipt
2013: The Fall Fundrasing Gala will be held at the Cloer Family Vineyard during the peak of grape harvest and winemaking, Friday, September 27 beginning at 6:00 and continuing at Dean's at 9:00 (for donors of more than $250 total--a revision from earlier levels). We want everyone to be able to attend and help Hopewell. Watch for information about how to get invited to our very First After Party.
2012: The Fall Fundraising Gala at the Museum of Natural Sciences featuringmusic of the Big Band Era and catered by Rocky Top put us over the top and raised $21,000 after expenses for the Annual Fund.
Congratulations. The Cinco de Mayo event raised over $4,000 to refurbish the playground. Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser and Celebration of Spring This year the celebration will raise money for the Playground Renovation!
Congratulations! Sunday, October 2, 2011, 5:30 p.m. 2011 Hopewell Academy Silent Auction and Fundraiser
Funds raised supported the interior renovations at our new building.
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Hopewell Academy # 6051
Annual Silent Auctions
During OctoberFest 2011, Hopewell raised over $100,000 towards the interior renovations of our new building in Preston. In 2010, Hopewell raised $49,000 during the Fall Auction Gala at Jimmy V's in Cary and sold out the event. Through donations, fundraising and corporate support we raised over $100,000 this year.
In 2009-2010, Hopewell raised over $51,000 during the Fall Auction Gala at Gregory's. Overall in 2009 Hopewell raised over $165,000 in donations and fundraising. Click here for a complete list of the 2009 Sponsors and Donors. In 2008-2009, Hopewell raised over $12,000 towards our goal of $25,000 at Gregory's of Cary, NC.
In 2007-2008, Hopewell raised over $9,000 towards our goal of $25,000.
In 2006-2007 , Hopewell raised $7,000 at our very first annual silent auction.
Below are Pictures from a several recent Silent Auctions. (Click on image to start slide show)
Spring 2009, David R. Collins Fund for Creative Arts Raises $5,000
In the spring of 2009, Hopewell established an arts fund to provide an increased opportunity for arts in the curriculum. The inaugural art show and sale, "Masterpieces: Past, Present, for the Future," featured the art work oflegendary artist Eugene Massin as well as other local and national artists. Hopewell raised over $5,000. Special thanks toLeanna Collins for providing the night's entertainment and Whole Foods for providing the hors' deourves.
We used these funds to contract with a music teacher and a theatre teacher to guide us in the production of 2 sold out nights of "The Hopewell Musical: Adventures of Dan Shovel."
Items Auctioned at the 2009 Silent Auction
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IRS Charity Guidelines
Donors who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value. The donor must be able to show, however, that he or she knew that the value of the item was less than the amount paid. For example, a charity may publish a catalog, given to each person who attends an auction, providing a good faith estimate of items that will be available for bidding. Assuming the donor has no reason to doubt the accuracy of the published estimate, if he or she pays more than the published value, the difference between the amount paid and the published value may constitute a charitable contribution deduction.
In addition, donors who provide goods for charities to sell at an auction often ask the charity if the donor is entitled to claim a fair market value charitable deduction for a contribution of appreciated property to the charity that will later be sold. Under these circumstances, the law limits a donor's charitable deduction to the donor's tax basis in the contributed property and does not permit the donor to claim a fair market value charitable deduction for the contribution. Specifically, the Treasury Regulations under section 170 provide that if a donor contributes tangible personal property to a charity that is put to an "unrelated use", the donor's contribution is limited to the donor's tax basis in the contributed property. The term "unrelated use" means a use that is unrelated to the charity's exempt purposes or function, or, in the case of a governmental unit, a use of the contributed property for other than exclusively public purposes. The sale of an item is considered unrelated, even if the sale raises money for the charity to use in its programs.