Ways of Giving

There are a variety of ways you can make a gift to Corlears School:

Gifts of cash, check or credit card

Gifts of cash, check 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 (i.e. Annual Fund) in the memo section.

Corporate matching gifts

Programs at many companies match gifts made by current and/or retired employees or their spouses to 501c3 organizations. 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

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 Director of Development and Communications Erin Levi Blondes 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

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.

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Help us keep the yearbook free!

We are selling ads to underwrite the cost of the yearbook production! Now is the time to acknowledge our grads, send a note to a specialist/teacher, thank someone in the school community or advertise your business. Please check out the ad flier here.

Erin Levi Blondes, Director of Development and Communications



“Corlears strives to create an environment where children are passionate about what they are learning. Teachers value student inquiry and model what it means to listen actively and to value the perspective of others.”