Change a Life with Your Donation
Charles Wilkes

Meet Charles Wilkes

Growing up in west Dayton, Charles Wilkes II faced many obstacles. But he had a mother who believed in him and who pushed him to achieve. Thanks to donors like you, Charles had the opportunity to come to DECA.

Through hard work and opportunities offered to him through DECA, Charles received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. He is a 2009 DECA graduate and currently attends Morehouse University.

With your help, we can change the lives of students right here in the Dayton community. Your gift will directly benefit the students who aspire to go to college—and who will become the future leaders of our community.

Donations can be made directly to DECA through the Friends of DECA Fund sponsored by The Dayton Foundation.

One way to donate to DECA is to simply direct in your will or revocable living trust that your entire interest in certain money or property be transferred to DECA. Your estate will be entitled to a charitable deduction for the full, fair-market value of your gift. You can include DECA as part of your legacy by making a bequest to "University of Dayton, and Ohio not-for-profit corporation," UD's legal title and designating the gift to benefit DECA.

You can also make a simple gift from your estate without changing your will or trust. You can avoid probate and may save income taxes and estate taxes.

  • Make bank accounts P.O.D. (payable on death) to DECA
  • Name DECA as beneficiary of retirement savings plan
  • Include DECA as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurancy policy
  • Transfer designated securities held in a brokerage account to DECA through a T.O.D. (transfer on death) designation

(You will be redirected to The Dayton Foundation's credit card gift page.)


How Your Gift Will Directly Benefit Students

Donations of all size are welcome, as all contributions directly benefit students. Here are a few examples of how your donations will go right to the students who so urgently need your support:

A $50 donation will allow a student to take the ACT or SAT.

A $100 donation will pay for three college application fees.

A $250 donation will pay for two classes at Sinclair.

A $1,000 donation will buy bus tokens for one month to get students home from study tables.

A $5,000 donation will fund DECA's OGT (Ohio Graduation Tests) Boot Camp for one year.

A $10,000 donation will provide ACT prep classes for two years.

A $50,000 donation will fund an additional teacher for advanced math and science.

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