The Vanguard School is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. There are many convenient ways to support the students and mission of The Vanguard School of Lake Wales, Inc.


Improve our campus and academics by making a tax-deductible donation.


Provide targeted academics and a nurturing campus to students with financial needs.


Give in-kind donations, volunteer, or sponsor a fundraising event.

Other Ways to Give


The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible Amazon purchases. Rather than just clicking amazon.com, go to www.smile.amazon.com

Then select The Vanguard School of Lake Wales Florida, Inc. They will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to our school.

GiveWell GiveCard

Are you looking for a meaningful gift that keeps on giving? How about a gift card that allows the recipient to donate the amount on the card to The Vanguard School, and other nonprofits of their choice throughout Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties?

The GiveWell GiveCard is an interactive way for service-minded individuals to share the joy of giving with others.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match their employees’ gifts to charitable organizations. Please inquire with your company to see if they have a matching gift program.

Securities or Stock Transfers

You may realize substantial tax savings by transferring appreciated stocks to Vanguard prior to their sale. Capital gains on the amount of the appreciation are avoided and you receive a tax deduction for the full market value. You or your stockbroker/financial adviser can contact Mary Parrish, our Business Manager, at (863) 676-6091 who will happily assist you in giving a gift of securities or stock.

Life Insurance

The Vanguard School can be a total or partial beneficiary of an existing whole life insurance policy, or a new policy may be taken out for this purpose.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of personal property, such as vehicles, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, games, and athletic equipment are always appreciated and may be tax-deductible.

Locker Room Renovation

We are working on an upgrade to our Locker Room. This is so Vanguard Students and students from other schools can feel comfortable while competing in athletics on campus. Please CLICK HERE for more information on how you can help.

Mrs. Derri Park's Equestrian Scholarship Fund

If you would like to make a donation to the Derri Park Equestrian Scholarship, please click here.

The Allison Delk Memorial Fund

This Fund was established in memoriam of Ms. Allison Delk, Class of 2004. Ms. Delk passed away in July 2017, and asked that donations be made in her name. To make a donation please click here.