Support Benet via the Invest in Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program
The Illinois Invest in Kids Act passed by the state legislature in 2017, offers approved Illinois individual and business taxpayers income tax credits in the amount of 75 percent of their total qualified contributions made to one or more Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) during a taxable year. Credits cannot exceed $1 million per taxpayer, per year.
Example: A taxpayer makes a qualified contribution of $10,000 to an approved SGO. The taxpayer will be eligible to claim $7,500 in tax credits.
Individual taxpayers can then designate those funds to be used by qualified students at specific schools including Benet Academy.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of numerous members of the Benet family, over $697,000 has been allocated directly to Benet students through our SGO, Empower Illinois, during the first two years of the program. This has enabled 64 Benet students to be awarded Invest in Kids Tax Credit scholarships ranging from 50% - 100% of our tuition.
To allow us to continue to help deserving Benet families in need, we ask that you consider supporting the Invest in Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program and designate your contribution to Benet!
If you have any questions, please contact Greg Girsch, Director of Development, at GGirsch@Benet.org or 630.719.2794.
Benet Academy also suggests consulting with a personal tax professional about the implications and benefits of donating to Benet via this program.