A donor may make a charitable contribution to The Avalon School in several ways, and each gift can be tailored to the donor's interests and individual tax status. The Office of Development is available to discuss these options with you.
The Annual Campaign for Avalon
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund help meet the School's ongoing needs, including program enhancements, co-curricular activities and faculty salaries. These funds become a part of the operating budget.
How can your family support the annual campaign for avalon?
You now have the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of every Avalon student. Your pledge, payable over several months, can increase the impact of your gift. Or write your check, no matter the amount, today. No other charitable endeavor can virtually guarantee an immediate, sustained effect.
A gift made in memory of a deceased relative, friend, or person affiliated with the school in some way. It may be designated for the Annual Fund, the scholarship fund, or special projects.
In Honor Gift
A gift may be made in honor of the accomplishments of a living teacher, student or alumnus and can be designated to reflect a specific interest.
An endowment gift is held and invested. The interest earned is earmarked for a specific purpose such as faculty salaries or capital projects.
The very special gift of an Endowed Chair provides the salary of a teacher in a designated discipline.
A gift of securities, stocks or bonds entitles the donor to an income tax deduction; a gift of appreciated securities may also reduce capital gains tax liability.
A gift of real estate may impact the donor's capital gains tax, since the market value of appreciated property is deductible. The donor may also retain occupancy of donated real estate/residence.
Personal Property/Gifts in Kind
Books, sporting equipment, antiques and art are examples of gifts of personal property and gifts in kind. The valuation of such gifts for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.
A gift of life insurance is a simple way to make a substantial contribution to the school. It can be made in the form of a paid-in-full policy or as a new policy naming The Avalon School as the beneficiary.
A bequest is a gift made through a will. It can be a percentage of an estate, or fixed dollar amount or specific personal property or real estate. A bequest will reduce the size of the taxable portion of an estate and can lower federal estate tax liability.
A tax advisor can outline various trust and other forms of deferred gifts that offer immediate and long-range tax advantages and benefit both your family and The Avalon School.