Apogee Scholarship

Annunciation Day School (ADS) is committed to providing access to a private Orthodox education for those families in financial need. ADS is working with the Apogee Scholarship Fund, a Georgia registered Student Scholarship Organization that administers the HB 1133 tax credit program. This program offers a unique opportunity for you or your company to redirect your tax dollars to provide tuition assistance for new ADS students coming from public schools or just entering Kindergarten or first grade.

Here's how it works: Individual filers can contribute up to $1,000, joint filers up to $2,500, and C Corps up to 75% of GA tax liability. Additionally, S Corps and/or partners in an LLC can contribute up to $10,000 each year. You will receive a dollar-for-dollar GA tax credit for the amount of your contribution. If you pay your taxes throughout the year, you can still participate. The tax credit is based on your total GA tax liability (6% of your stated adjusted gross income) and not on what you may or may not still owe the State at the end of the year.

All you need to do to participate is:

  • Go to the forms page of the Apogee website

  • Fill out the forms online or print forms and mail them to Apogee

  • Write a check to Apogee Scholarship Fund* (or pay via credit card on Apogee's website)

  • Be sure to choose Annunciation Day School as your recipient school

*If you choose to hold your check until you receive confirmation of approval, you will have 60 days from the DOR stamped approval date to send Apogee your payment. If sending your check in advance, Apogee will deposit your check only upon receipt of state approval.

The State sets aside $100 million for this program each year. For 2019, those funds will be claimed at a quicker rate than ever. The donation timeline for 2019 has closed, but will open again in July of 2019 for donations affecting the 2020 tax year.

Thank you for your generosity and consideration of this program. We hope you will choose to redirect your state taxes to Annunciation Day School!

If you have any questions, please visit https://apogee123.org or contact Apogee's Executive Director, John Panessa at 404-419-7123. You may also contact Sophia Tsiotsias, Director of Communications and Development.