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We serve profoundly gifted young people 18 and under. Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

Please use the donate buttons below to select a secure method of online payment through PayPal, which allows donations by debit or credit card (Paypal keeps a two percent transaction fee for each donation).

Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, please make the check payable to "Davidson Institute for Talent Development", print this mail-in form and send completed form with check to:

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Attn: Accounting Dept.
9665 Gateway Drive; Suite B
Reno, NV 89521

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The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation.  We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.

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Davidson Institute Donation Options

Please select from one of the options below to make your donation via PayPal:

Davidson Young Scholars - Financial Assistance Fund

100% of your contribution will provide need-based financial assistance to qualified profoundly gifted students for educational and talent development opportunities that they may not have access to otherwise. The Young Scholars Program provides free services to profoundly gifted young people, helping them draw upon their unique skills, talents and interests to maximize their educational potential and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Davidson Fellows - Scholarship Fund

100% of your contribution will go directly to help fund Fellows scholarships, which are $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 awards to high-achieving young people across the country for extraordinary work in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, or an "outside the box" submission.

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THINK Summer Institute - Scholarship Fund

100% of your contribution will go directly to scholarships for qualified profoundly gifted students who need financial assistance to attend the THINK Summer Institute, a three-week residential summer program offering bright students access to a rigorous educational experience where they can receive up to six college credits.

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Davidson Academy - Educational Opportunities

100% of your donation will be used to support educational opportunities for Davidson Academy students, such as the costs of University of Nevada courses (i.e.: tuition, lab fees, textbooks), guest speakers, seminars (i.e.: careers, life skills, teen issues), field trips, etc. The Davidson Academy is the first free public school of its kind in the nation serving profoundly gifted students and offers advanced educational opportunities to optimally challenge them academically.

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Unrestricted Contribution

Unrestricted contributions will be allocated to one of the above funds so that your contribution may directly impact profoundly gifted students participating in the Davidson Institute programs. For more information about these programs, please view all of our programs.

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The Brett Jason Hartman Memorial Fund

This fund is dedicated to Brett Jason Hartman. 100% of contributions will go toward assisting with the emotional and social challenges facing profoundly gifted students. The Davidson Institute extends a special thank you to the Hartman family and friends who so generously contributed to our organization.

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Davidson Academy Donation Options

The Davidson Academy is the first school of its kind for profoundly gifted students.

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...as we've seen again and again, investing in one talented child brings rewards far beyond what we originally imagined.

Jan and Bob Davidson Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds
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