Gianna and Sierra

Dear Friends and Family,


It is very important to our family to have our daughters Gianna and Sierra in a Christian and small class academic environment. We are happy to be sending Gianna and Sierra to Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School.   It is our hope to be able to continue to provide this opportunity for our daughters.


Although tuition is high, Arizona residents have the opportunity to provide assistance to students in private schools while receiving a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in return.  This is in addition to the dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowed for public school students!  What this means, is if  for example you donate $2,000, you can deduct that amount off your Arizona state taxes, either paying less or getting a larger refund when you file your return.   This also allows you to deduct a portion off of your federal taxes. Arizona residents have the ability to benefit from both the private school and public school tax credits. Your donations, to students in private schools, are awarded in the form of scholarships to help with tuition expenses for families like ours.  


The maximum amounts you can donate the 2016 tax year as a single person is   $1,087 and $2,173 for married couples filing jointly and you receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against your Arizona State Taxes.


We are working with the Arizona Tuition Connection, a non-profit organization, that is devoted to processing private school tax credit donations and making scholarship awards (  

Would you consider making such a donation and recommending Gianna and Sierra of that donation?  We would be happy to talk this through with you. Additionally, the Arizona Tuition Connection can be contacted at 480-409-4106; for a further explanation and clarification.  

The process to donate is easy, you can go to and donate online.  Net cost to you is ZERO and the benefit to OUR CHILDREN is a smaller Christian based academic environment. 

We appreciate your support in helping Gianna and Sierra to continue receiving Christian educations!


Thank you!


Jon and Karen Moffitt

Would you consider doing us this favor? 
Thank you!

John and Karen Moffitt

NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor's recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer.