Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. We have several options to make giving easy.


Make a Gift Online

Make a gift via PayPal Giving Fund–100% of your gift is given to the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation! You do not need a PayPal account to make a gift. You can choose a pre-set amount or enter a custom amount.

Make an online gift today via Give Direct! 

Give by Mail

We’re always happy to accept your gifts by mail! Please make all checks payable to:

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
4966 Euclid Road
Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Planned Giving Ideas

  • Bequests – Create your legacy with a transformative gift in the form of a bequest in your will or trust.
  • Life Insurance – By designating DSF as benificiary and owner of your life insurance policy you can make a sizable gift without a large cash outlay. You would also benefit from a federal income tax deduction for the cash value or your basis in the policy (whichever is less) and DSF would receive the face value of the policy at death.
  • Stock Donation – A gift of appreciated stock to DSF is a great strategy to avoid capital gains tax while benefitting from a taxable deduction of up to 30% of AGI with a 5-year carryover.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) or Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) – CRTs or CLTs are split interest trusts that benefit both the charity, your heirs, and yourself. DSF will accept designation as the charitable benificiary of these trusts.
  • Gifts from retirement plans or IRA’s.
  • Employer Match Programs – Some employers will match your gift therefore doubling your gift!

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Giving

Tax deductible donations may be made directly from your investment portfolio via a Donor Advised Fund. DAFs allow you to make charitable grants from your fund over time.

If you already benefit from a DAF and are interested in making a gift to Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, contact your investment firm and designate DSF as the recipient of your gift.

DSF’s tax identification number is 54-6038828.

Funds can then be mailed to:

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
4966 Euclid Road
Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Alternatively, you can use the DAF Direct tool if your investments are managed through Fidelity Charitable, BNY Mellon, or Schwab Charitable.

The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation highly recommends that the donor consult with their legal, estate, and financial planning advisor prior to utilizing the planned giving tools listed on this page.

For more information please follow the link to our gift acceptance policy located at the bottom of this page and/or contact us at execdirector@dolphinscholarship.org.

Learn More About Our Donor Groups


Haines Society

Scholar Parent Association

“Give Back” Programs

At participating retailers, a small portion of your purchase can be given back to Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. Click the logos of the “Give Back” programs we currently participate in for more details.