Your gifts to the Geneva Fund and special projects provide vital support that enables Geneva School to fulfill its mission of providing an excellent classical education within a Christian perspective. Your gifts are needed, are fully deductible, and are much appreciated.
As with all independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of education, and the Geneva Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and costs, allowing the School to maintain its programs and offerings. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for supporting Geneva School!
There are many ways to give:
Make a gift online
PayPal offers both one-time and monthly recurring electronic payments for a fee of 2.2 percent, plus 30 cents for each transaction (when giving a donation of $100, the school would receive $97.50 after the fee). Use the button below to donate to Geneva School through Paypal.
Mail a check to the School office
The Geneva School of Manhattan
138 W 90 Street
New York, NY 10024
Donate appreciated stock
Donations of appreciated securities are recorded as a charitable gift at the appreciated amount. In most cases, the donor will receive a greater tax benefit than if the appreciated securities are sold and the cash is donated. Also, by donating appreciated securities you can avoid recording a capital gain in the security (assuming the investment has appreciated and that you have held the asset for more than one year). You should check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities. If you would like to donate securities you can initiate the transfer through your broker and request that the securities be transferred to:
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Account Name: The Geneva School of Manhattan
Account Number: 574-777595-301
DTC Number: 0015
Please email Ting Lawrence or call 212.754.9988 ext.103 if you are considering this kind of gift so that we can understand how you would like this gift to be utilized and send you a tax receipt in a timely manner.
Corporate matching funds
Many organizations offer corporate matching programs on charitable gifts made by their employees, thus encouraging philanthropic endeavors of their employees. In this way, corporate matching programs allow gifts to Geneva School to have double the impact. Be sure to check with your employer to see if your gifts to the School are eligible for corporate matching contributions.
It is never too early to think about estate-related giving. Not only do legacy gifts reduce your taxable estate, but it ensures ongoing, planned giving that will benefit future generations of Geneva School students. The most common forms of legacy gifts include naming Geneva School as a beneficiary of your retirement accounts and bequeathing a gift from your estate. If you are interested in making Geneva School part of your family's estate plan, please contact Ting Lawrence, Finance Manager, to begin the necessary discussions and paperwork.
Our annual gala
The Geneva Gala is the largest fundraising event of the year and the primary development initiative for the School's Scholarship Fund. Our Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance for such families who might not otherwise be able to afford Geneva School’s unique education. The event is also an opportunity to hear from current students, faculty, and alumni about the impact Geneva School is having on our students and the wider community. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for the planning and production of the benefit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many opportunities exist—both one-timeand ongoing—for parents and grandparents to volunteer at Geneva School. By giving of your time and abilities, you will help our School achieve its mission while experiencing first hand what sets Geneva School apart. Volunteering is also a great way to get to know other parents, faculty, and staff while making a lasting impact on the School. If you are interested in giving of your time, resources, and talents to the School, we would enjoy hearing from you. Please contact us at email@example.com or call the School office at 212.754.9988.
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