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EITC and OSTC

Corporate Donations

Now it’s easier than ever to donate PA tax dollars to scholarships for Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School students! If you own or work in a business that pays Pennsylvania corporate taxes, please consider the EITC and OSTC PA tax programs. The EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) and OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) are state programs that allow your business to redirect tax dollars to Gwynedd in support of academic scholarships for qualified students.

What's the benefit for my business? One-time donors receive a 75% PA tax credit and donors who commit to two consecutive year gifts qualify for a 90% PA tax credit.

How do I apply? Click the step-by-step EITC and OSTC guide (pdf) to the online application. Apply now!

Individual Donations

Do you pay Pennsylvania income taxes?  Why not re-direct your tax dollars to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School to provide scholarship dollars to qualifying current and future Gwynedd students in need of tuition assistance.

Thanks to changes in Pennsylvania law, you can make a substantial need-based scholarship donation to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School at almost no cost to you through PA’s EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program. This program enables you to redirect up to 90% of your personal state tax bill to Gwynedd through our EITC partner—BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools).

How do I apply?  It is a SIMPLE process that involves a brief conversation and SIMPLE application from BLOCS.  Click below to learn more about the EITC Program and its tax and cash savings.

EITC Program

"An hour information session and 15 minutes to complete a form - that's all if took for me to make an impact that will last a lifetime" Kathleen Kirk Bellwoar '81, Chair, Board of Trustees

To learn more or participate, please contact Director of Parent and Donor Relations Jeannine Hartz P ’14, ’20, at 215-646-8815, ext. 412 or jhartz@gmahs.org.

Five girls holding an "I Love Gwynedd" red and gold cushion

THANKS to all of our current EITC and OSTC donors, Gwynedd Mercy will receive $340,000 for the 2019-2020 school year in tuition assistance for qualifying students. Last year, we were able to provide EITC/OSTC financial aid support to 35 Gwynedd families. We look forward to providing even greater assistance in the upcoming academic year.