Frequently Asked Questions
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How is money raised for scholarships?
A variety of strategies are used to raise funds. Since alumni, employees, corporations and friends of the schools are strong advocates for the Foundation, special events have been held at the various schools. Press stories about deserving EDMC students have also resulted in contributions to the Foundation.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Education Foundation is a tax-exempt public entity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Donors receive a letter acknowledging the contributions for tax filing purposes at the end of each year.
Which school will receive my donation?
The foundation maintains funds for each system of schools within the EDMC system. Donors may designate their contribution to support a scholarship at the school of their choice or they may direct their contribution as an unrestricted gift to the Foundation.
Who makes the decisions about scholarship awards?
Each school has a Scholarship Committee that reviews student applications and submits recommendations. The Foundation's Scholarship Committee then reviews the recommendations and awards scholarships on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. No family members of EDMC employees may qualify for scholarships.
I want to help - how do I contact the Foundation?
Contact The Education Foundation through the Scholarship and Development Committees at each school or:
The Education Foundation
210 Sixth Avenue, 32nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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