The words of Saint John Paul II resonate today as we navigate challenging times. “Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” While life finds us in unchartered waters, Villa Madonna Academy continues to educate our students with strength and perseverance. Always at the forefront is our commitment to the mission and vision of our Benedictine school and community.
The 2020-2021 school year is underway. Students are studying on campus and in their homes with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our teachers continue to collaborate daily with our students and each other to determine and implement best practices and effective NTI teaching methods. These amazing women and men begin each day with hearts full of joy and a dedicated commitment to those we serve.
This year brings about many changes and many opportunities for learning and growth. We continue to adapt to these changes. We are grateful for the support of our Villa community through their gifts of time, prayer, and financial contributions.
In the spirit of St. Benedict: We are strong. We are Benedictine. We are Villa.
Mrs. Pamela McQueen
Executive Director/High School-Junior High Principal
If at any point you would like more information or a personal update, please contact Pamela McQueen, Executive Director, at
(859) 331-6333 x128.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF VILLA MADONNA ACADEMY!
Villa Madonna Academy's tradition of excellence is built upon the Benedictine values: scholarship, service, hospitality, stewardship, respect, and prayer. We hope that you will consider being a steward of the Benedictine tradition and share your gifts with the Academy.
A gift of your time, treasure, talent, or prayer all help the Academy to thrive in areas related to academics, the arts, athletics, science, technology, and faith. Choose the area in which you would like to make a difference by clicking on one of the links on the right.
Share your values; share your gifts!
COVID-19 UPDATE: Cares Act offers incentives for charitable giving
The CARES Act – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – includes incentives for enhanced charitable giving. The Association of Fundraising Professionals offers this overview:
- Temporary Universal Charitable Deduction: Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take a one-time deduction of up to $300 for gifts made to charitable organizations. The provision is intended only for the year 2020; however, in the text of the bill, it states taxable years “beginning in 2020 …” and does not include a sunset date, thus it conceivably could extend beyond 2020. The deduction is only for gifts of cash made in calendar year 2020 and does not cover other types of gifts or contributions made to donor-advised funds or private foundations.
- Suspends the 60 percent adjusted gross income limitation for individuals’ charitable contributions for the year 2020. In a typical year, individuals can only take a charitable deduction of up to 60 percent of their adjusted gross income, no matter how much they give. For 2020, there is no limit, making cash contributions fully deductible.
- Increases the cap on how much corporations may deduct for charitable gifts from 10 percent of taxable income to 25 percent. In addition, the limitation on deductions for food donations by corporations increases from 15 percent to 25 percent in 2020.
- Waives for 2020 the required minimum distributions from retirement plans, such as pensions and 457 plans. Any minimum distributions from retirements plans that would have been required in 2020 can be delayed until 2021. This change reduces the incentive for donors to make gifts from their individual retirement account (IRA)—the IRA Rollover Provision.