Please note: We encourage you to recommend one of our students participating in an ENGAGE experience; however, VCHS will not award, restrict, or reserve gifts based solely on the basis of a donor's recommendation. You may also choose "Use my gift where needed most" to ensure a student in need receives your gift. We make every effort to honor your request for a particular student to receive your gift. Note that payments for someone you claim as your dependent are generally not considered charitable gifts/deductible by the IRS. Payments that are intended as deposits and that must be used toward a specific student should be noted as such. Gifts that are intended as recommendations and are not to a donor's own dependents are generally tax-deductible.