ECA Donations

The Arizona State Tax Credit for Public Schools

If you require a tax credit for your contribution, you can donate using Mesa Public School’s WebPay system.

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education.
You can help Dobson Drama students and possibly lower your tax bill by making a donation.

The state tax credit is available to ALL qualifying individual Arizona state taxpayers. You do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. It is always best to consult a tax adviser to see if you qualify for the dollar-for-dollar credit. A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from your Arizona state tax bill. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit.

Please note: To be eligible for a state tax credit for 2019, your contribution must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2020. ECA donations are not refundable.

If you have any questions or would like assistance making an ECA Donation over the phone, please contact Carol Alexander at (480) 472-0133 or clalexander@mpsaz.org.

How to Donate

Step One

To make a donation with MPS WebPay, click the “Donate” button at the bottom of this page. You will be taken to the MPS WebPay site, where you can either login, create an account, or use a guest account. We suggest using a guest account for making quick donations.

Step Two

Once your account is set up, click the following menu items to navigate to the Dobson Drama ECA account: “Items at all Schools” > “High Schools” > “Dobson High” > “Donation – ECA Tax Credit Eligible” > “PROGRAMS A – F”

Step Three

Scroll down to Drama ECA and input the amount of money and quantity of donations you wish to make. We suggest 1 donation of $200.00, as this is the limit for single individuals. However, if you are married and filing jointly, you can receive a tax credit for donations up to $400.00. Once you are finished, select “Add” and scroll up to your Cart.

Step Four

To begin checkout, select your shopping cart. You will be guided through steps to confirm your payment information and your purchase.