Change the world one girl’s life at a time. Donate now.

Your donation to Friends of JAMS will help provide a high school education designed to nurture young women who will lead their communities toward prosperity and social justice. If not for Jane Adeny Memorial School, our students would not be in high school at all. With only an eighth grade education, they would face lives of poverty, hard physical labor, early marriage, and little self-determination.

Nearly 100% of funds raised go to educating the girls. Friends of JAMS has minimal overhead, and all of the Board Members are volunteers.

Your Donation Provides:
$50 1 year of school supplies for one student (calculator, writing materials, notebooks)
$80 Full set of school uniforms
$100 Desk and chair
$250 Textbooks for a student for 4 years
$800 Full Sponsorship for 1 year for one student (tuition, room & board, school supplies, uniforms, books)

Choose where you’d like your donation to go!

1. General Fund

General donations allow us flexibility to fund needs as they arise, whether new textbooks or lab equipment, medical fees for taking students to the doctor, or the electric bill because it rained for a month and we didn’t have enough solar power.

2. The Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships directly to girls who would not otherwise be able to attend high school. If you donate a half scholarship ($400) or a whole scholarship ($800), you will receive letters and report cards from the student you are sponsoring.

Donate via Credit Card:

We can accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards only. Thank you!

 

Donate via DAF Direct:

What is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction.

How does it work?

  • Establish a Donor Advised Fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to an organization that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
  • There is no cost to establish a DAF but there are often minimum initial contributions to establish the DAF.
  • Once approved, 100% of your contribution goes to your qualified public charity of choice.

Donate via Check:

If you would like to donate by check, please print and complete the JAMS Donation Form, make out check to “Friends of JAMS” and mail to:

Friends of Jane Adeny Memorial School
P.O. Box 292
Sycamore, IL 60178
USA

MATCHING GIFTS:

Ask your employer if they will match your donation!

Double the impact of your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, contact your benefits director. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send the completed, signed form with your gift to Friends of JAMS. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our organization may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Friends of JAMS is exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3), and is a non-profit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. Each donation to Friends of JAMS is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under applicable law.