There are a variety of ways you can make a gift to Corlears
Gifts of Cash or Credit Card
Gifts of Cash or Credit Card are the most common ways to support the school and are
deductible for income tax purposes to the full extent of the law. Please make
your check payable to Corlears School and note the purpose in the memo section.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Corporate Matching Gifts are now offered by many companies that will match gifts made by
current and/or retired employees or their spouses. You can increase the size of
your gift two or three times if you work for a company that participates in a
matching gift program. If you are not sure whether your company has a matching
gift program, inquire with your Human Resources Department and enclose their
form with your gift.
Donor-Advised Funds – many families wish to create
donor-advised funds through other organizations such as the New York Community
Trust or Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Through these funds and their
guidelines , you may request a gift to Corlears.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of Appreciated Securities may offer you important tax benefits. If you hold
securities which would incur a tax on capital gains if sold, your outright gift
to Corlears could mean significant tax savings. You can deduct the full present
fair market value of the stock, and may avoid a tax on the increase in value
If you are giving stock, please notify the Finance Office before
you make a transfer of securities to receive instructions on how to make the
transfer and to ensure we know who made the gift and can acknowledge it.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
Memorial and Honor Gifts can be given in memory of a friend or loved one, or in honor of a
birthday, graduation, anniversary, or other significant event. A letter will be
sent to the family of your friend or loved one or honoree notifying them of your
generosity if you so desire.
A Bequest in your will (with Corlears School named as a beneficiary) can
ensure the future of our school. You can choose to leave either a percentage of
your estate or a fixed dollar amount. Please check with your financial advisor
and legal counsel for guidance.
Gifts In-Kind are goods or services donated to the School. In kind
contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines. Our school
continues to grow with wonderful in kind donations.
For more information regarding the Corlears Capital Campaign, please contact:
Erin Levi Blondes, Director of Development and Communications