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Support a Scholar

Your annual gift is a lifelong investment in the future.

The Next Generation of Scholars Needs the Next Generation of Supporters

Support a class of kindergarten scholars as they begin their education at Findley Elementary on Des Moines’ north side. Choose from an annual investment or monthly installments.

By Supporting a Scholar, you'll receive opportunities to engage with students throughout the year, from our annual “Breakfast with Scholars” to career days and college visits. You’ll also join an established group of Central Iowa philanthropists who’ve helped us grow from supporting just 50 scholars at a time to now well over 2,400 annually.

Join at One of Two Impactful Levels

Or become a champion through our step-up program

This three-year program helps supporters develop to a By Degrees Leader

What By Degrees Champions Receive During Years One and Two:

  • One reservation for Sweet Dreams, our annual springtime fundraising event

  • Listing as a By Degrees Champion in our annual report and website

  • Regular updates from your kindergarten class, like artwork, letters, personal videos, and more

  • Invitations to our annual Breakfast with Scholars, career days, college visits, and other school events

With a $1,000 gift in Year Three, all champions become By Degrees Leaders and are listed as such in our annual report and website.

How To Make Your Gift

Online

Choose from a one-time payment or monthly installments.

Donor-Advised Fund

Use DAF Direct or direct your DAF-sponsoring organization to make checks payable to By Degrees Foundation and mail to:

 

By Degrees Foundation

PO Box 41070

Des Moines, IA 50311

Stock Transfer

Baird Investments DTC#: 0547

Name: By Degrees Foundation

Account #: 6431-4741

Address: PO Box 41070

Des Moines, IA 50311

Qualified Chartiable Distribution

Meet your required minimum distribution from your IRA through a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Check

Make checks payable to By Degrees Foundation and mail to:

By Degrees Foundation

PO Box 41070

Des Moines, IA 50311

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