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GIVING & PARTNERING

Phoenix Cyber Academy welcomes and encourages individuals, governments, and organizations to partner with us to meet the demand for a skilled cyber security workforce and uplift disadvantaged members of our communities. Please review the following sections to determine which area(s) makes the most sense for you and/or your organization to help us help those in need.

NOTE: Our program includes the ability to train students in both a classroom setting and online, remote.

GIVING

Phoenix Cyber Academy is only accepting the following asset and time donations:

  • Cash and digital currency
  • Funded scholarships
  • Government grants
  • Collateral assets (for resale only)
    • Must be pre-approved by PCA
  • Legacies
    • Program naming memorials
  • Volunteer guest instructor services
  • Volunteer guest speakers

A gift to Phoenix Cyber Academy may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions. You must itemize in order to take a charitable deduction. Make sure that if you itemize, your total deductions are greater than the standard deduction. If they’re not, stick with the standard deduction.

A contribution is deductible in the year in which it is paid. Putting the check in the mail to PCA constitutes payment. A contribution made on a credit card is deductible in the year it is charged to your credit card, even if payment to the credit card company is made in a later year.

There are limits to how much you can deduct, but they’re very high. For most people, the limits on charitable contributions don’t apply. Only if you contribute more than 20% of your adjusted gross income to charity is it necessary to be concerned about donation limits. Under the new tax law, if the contribution is made to a public charity, the deduction is limited to 60% of your contribution base. For example, if you have an adjusted gross income of $100,000, your deduction limit for that year is $60,000.

If you give an amount in excess of the applicable limitation to charity in one year, the excess is carried over for the next five years.

Please consult with your tax adviser if you have any questions regarding charitable giving.

EMPLOYERS

We are continually seeking Arizona companies who wish a dedicated and reliable provider of a steady stream of well-trained entry-level cyber security candidates, especially those that come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The general terms of the optional employer partner program are shown below.

  • Tax deductible annual program enrollment fee

Employers who wish to join our optional partner program are entitled to the following:

  • REVIEW: Receive anonymous candidate resumes during week three of the program, including the results of the candidate’s performance to date
  • REVIEW: Receive a copy of our proprietary Cyber Career-to-Personality profile for each candidate
  • ON-SITE VISITS: Right to schedule one (1) 30-minute on-site visit per each 4-week program during which time you can informally interact with students
  • INTERVIEWS: Right to schedule three (3) on-campus candidate interviews prior to graduation

Employers are welcome to contact us if they have a volume of existing staff they would like to enroll in the PCA program. Please contact us if this is of interest.

INDUSTRY

PCA welcomes the opportunity to partner with industry on creative initiatives and sponsorships.

Do you have an idea on how your organization or company can work with PCA? Simply contact us with your idea and we will get back with you regarding next steps.

Phoenix Cyber Academy is collocated at LaunchPoint—Mesa, Arizona’s 53,000-square-foot Technology Accelerator. This grants us and our partners access to:

  • 13 classrooms;
  • six fully-equipped science and engineering labs;
  • offices;
  • co-working space;
  • conference rooms; and
  • numerous study and gathering spaces.