Ways to Support

Support Our Community

We are proud that so many of the families whose lives have been changed by Peoria Academy give back to our school to ensure that others may have similar experiences. These tax-deductible gifts empower us to hire the finest teachers, maintain our world class facilities and supplement tuition for deserving students. We would love to tell you more about how your gift can ensure that future generations of Peoria children have access to a Peoria Academy education.

How You Can Help

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  • Online Giving

    Please fill out our online giving form to make a gift from the comfort of your home.
  • Stock Donation

    Did you know that when you donate stock, you avoid the tax on the gain while deducting 100% of the value of the contribution? When you give stock, you may earn 2-3x the tax savings vs. donating cash. It’s a win-win for you and us. And now it’s fast, safe and easy to do.

    Peoria Academy Inc. has partnered with to enable our supporters to make stock donations in 10 minutes or less. Our DonateStock page enables you to donate stock from your brokerage directly to our account through a secure portal, making the gifting process fast, safe and easy.

    So remember, charitable giving doesn’t always mean cash. By giving stock, your support will have even greater impact—without denting your pocketbook. Give smart and save more by putting stock in something that matters.

    Visit our DonateStock page at

  • Matching Gifts

    Many corporations have matching gift programs that support various non-profit organizations, including Peoria Academy. The company for which you or your spouse works may match any cash or stock gift you make – sometimes on a $2-for-$1 basis or more. Increase the impact of your gift by checking with your company’s business office for specifics on matching programs. Caterpillar now matches donations made to Peoria Academy!

    The Caterpillar Foundation offers a Matching Gifts Program to support employee contributions to worthy causes. Get more information
  • Gifts of Time or Talent

    There are many opportunities for our community members to give their time or talent by volunteering at Peoria Academy. We always have a variety of activities to accommodate your schedule and interests. Whether a parent, grandparent, faculty member, staff member, alumni or friend, our volunteers make Peoria Academy a special place for our children. The involvement of our volunteers is priceless. So join us! We have been waiting for you.

    Some of the areas needing volunteer support are as follows:

    • Library/Reading Program
    • Annual Spring Auction
    • Book Fair
    • Classroom helpers
    • Grandparent’s Day
    • Athletics
    • Concession stand
    Please contact Heidi de Haas, Parent Council Chair, for more information:
  • Gifts By Check

    Cash or check contributions can be made payable to Peoria Academy and mailed to Peoria Academy, 2711 W. Willow Knolls Dr., Peoria IL 61614. Cash gifts are deductible for income tax purposes up to fifty percent of adjusted gross income.
Peoria Academy is a diverse community of students, parents, and educators working together to provide a rigorous educational experience. Using progressive techniques that nurture the whole child, our independent school fosters intrinsic motivation, resilience, and creativity.