Lumina Academy

Empowering the powerless through education.

Giving

Global Education Frontier Partnership Initiatives

Gifts to this account will be used for the general support of research and site visit for center development to facilitate the realization of Lumina Academy global distance learning partnership establishment. This includes computer and other necessary equipment purchases, partners selection, comprehensive training to meet our partners needs etc.

Global Sustainable Education Development Initiatives

Gifts to this account will be used to develop and implement a variety of fund raising projects related to sustainable practices, economic development, and humanitarian effort.

Lumina Academy is not designed to help learning centers secure funding for their school activities; we will only supply education content and/or expertise through our distance learning platform.

Global Education Distinguished Lecture Initiatives

Gifts to this account will be used for general support of a distinguished lecture series. The speakers’ lectures will contribute to the economic growth and social advancement for our student groups, and benefit humanity as a whole.

Global Education Curriculum Establishment Initiatives

Gifts to this account will be used for hiring a highly qualified Principal and certified teachers with Masters degrees to teach ESL, Kindergarten thru 12th grade plus AP classes as well as multimedia teaching tools, like Discover Education program, Brain Pop etc.

Global Education US Student Fund

Gifts to this account will be used to support US undergraduate and graduate summer visitation program scholarships. The recipients of the scholarships will be students who demonstrate long term commitment to excellence in mentorship and the volunteer program, as defined by the appropriate selection committee.

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Planned Giving

We invite you to learn more about planned giving opportunities, all of which could have a significant effect on your current income or tax situation. A planned gift can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Wills and Bequests* - You can name Lumina Academy as the recipient of a specific dollar amount or to receive a percent of your estate.
  • Retirement Plan Gifts - You can designate Lumina Academy as a beneficiary on your IRA or retirement account, using any amount or percentage you deem appropriate.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance - You can name Lumina Academy as the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary; or donate a paid-up policy and deduct an amount that is equal to policy’s approximate cash value; or you can purchase or donate an active policy and future premium payments are charitable contributions.
  • Tangible and Real Property - You can donate real estate or tangible property to Lumina Academy and reduce your tax burden.
  • Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds - You can transfer securities to Lumina Academy and reduce your taxes in three ways: through the charitable deduction, the avoidance of applicable capital gains taxes and the reduction of estate tax.

As always, we encourage you to consult your tax advisor for all tax related decisions. To discuss gift planning, please contact Angie Ki @ 910-538-6819.

Finally, please let us know if you’ve included a gift for Lumina Academy in your will. While doing so is certainly not mandatory, it will allow us to acknowledge your gift and properly thank you for your support.

* Please consult an attorney if you have questions about creating or amending your will.

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Double the Impact of Your Gift

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has such a program, request a matching gift form and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will process the gift accordingly. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Gift of Honor or Memorial

Contributions can be made by check with your Memorial or In Honor of Gift information on the memo line.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lumina Academy is home to some amazing students from high schools to universities across America contributing to our mission of helping educate under-privileged students around the globe through technology.

Our vision of providing the best education to the most people wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our incredible committed volunteer students.

Week after week, long term relationships and mentor programs are being built around the globe, one student at a time.

Whether it’s through Pen Pal programs or site visit summer programs, there are many opportunities to volunteer. Please contact us to learn more about how to jump in!