ATLANTA GIRLS’ SCHOOL
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In the recognition of the founding of AGS in 2000, The Founder’s Circle honors those who contribute $2,000 or more within the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30. These donors demonstrate a tremendous commitment to Atlanta Girls’ School and provide transformative instructional programming and opportunities for each student daily. When you join, you become a leader in our community and demonstrate your belief in our mission.
Gifts from The Founder’s Circle touch all areas of campus by providing special programs, campus enhancements, support for faculty and staff, special needs as they arise each year, and more.
Members receive special benefits in appreciation for their generous support. They are recognized in the annual report and all relevant print materials.
Founded in 2011, the November 5th Society honors and recognizes individual donors who support Atlanta Girls’ School at the $5,000 level and above. The Society was named in honor of the first gift ever received by AGS – on November 5, 1998 – made by Amy Jorgenson Conlee, who has remained one of the school’s most loyal and generous supporters.
The Georgia Tax Credit Program is an important source of funding for AGS and supports our commitment to financial aid. Through this program, Georgia residents and C-Corporations can redirect a portion of their Georgia tax liability to a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) to support need-based financial aid program at Atlanta Girls’ School. Participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their state income taxes. For married couples filing jointly, the maximum tax credit eligible contribution is $5,000 For individuals, it is $2,500. For C-Corporations, it is up to 75% of GA tax liability. Please visit the Georgia GOAL website. Be sure to list Atlanta Girls’ School as the donor recipient school. The deadline to apply for a 2024 tax credit is December 2023.
Donors who would like to make their gift to AGS in honor or in memory of a graduate, student, teacher, or friend need only to alert the Advancement Office at the time of the gift.
Please indicate how you wish the gift to be recognized when you make your gift.
Annual Fund FAQs
Large increases in tuition may prohibit many families the opportunity of an AGS education which would alter the diverse culture and unique learning environment each student currently enjoys. Through Annual Fund donations, we can keep tuition costs more affordable and provide financial aid and scholarships to deserving students.
More than 1,500 companies match philanthropic contributions made by an employee or spouse and it is a great way for donors to double their gifts to the school. Check with your employer—typically the human resources department—to see if they match gifts to secondary education institutions. If so, get the matching gift form from your employer, fill out the form, and send it to the AGS Office of Advancement according to your employer’s guidelines.
A campus enhancement or legacy gift (Heritage Brick or planned gift) supports the future of AGS. These appeals are typically periodic when the need for facility enhancements presents itself or upon the realization of a planned gift. Gifts to the Annual Fund are primarily used for current operations.
While gifts to Parents’ Circle and the AGS Auction are also vital to the operation of the school. Gifts to the PC or Auction support special activities and programs and thus are considered in addition to Annual Fund gifts.
I redirected my Georgia tax liability to AGS through the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program. Can that count as my gift to AGS?
No. While we appreciate you redirecting your state tax dollars for financial aid at AGS, please note that a contribution to the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program, designated to AGS, cannot be counted as a gift to the Annual Fund as it does not directly support the AGS operating budget.
“As a graduate, I am most excited about soon being able to donate to the school myself and repay it for the change it has made in my own life and the change it continues to make in young girls’ lives from across Atlanta. Thank you so much for your generous support and for allowing so many girls like me to have the AGS experience.”Daisy Mashburn '12, University of Virginia '16