are the simplest and easiest gifts you can make. You can make a one-time gift (online
) or easily turn your donation into a recurring gift, which provides sustaining support to the School. If you prefer to give by mail, you can mail your check, payable to The Steward School, to 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, Va. 23238.
Many gifts to Steward can be doubled, or even tripled, because many employers match gifts made by their employees and retirees to non-profit organizations. Learn if your company matches gifts
Appreciated/Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages to the donor. By making a gift of this type, the donor can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the securities, while avoiding capital gains taxes. This is an easy way to make a philanthropic contribution that benefits the School and the donor.
- Stock Transfers: You may gift securities that you hold directly to The Steward School. Securities may be transferred electronically to Pershing (DTC #0443); The Steward School Account #DA4004671; Attention of Mary Claire Motley, Davenport and Company, LLC at (804) 780-2103. As a reminder, gifts to The Steward School, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible as permitted by law. No goods or services will be provided to the donor as a result of their gift. Prior to making your gift, please notify The Steward School's Development Office via email or by phone at (804) 740-3394 in order for the gift to be properly acknowledged and credited.
- Donor Advised Funds: A donor advised fund is similar to a charitable savings account. Donor advised funds give you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is distributed to Steward. They can provide tax benefits at the time you contribute to the fund, allow for a centralized giving account, and provide you and your family with a way to recommend gifts without the extra complexities of a private foundation.
- Charitable IRA Rollover: Charitable IRA Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers of up to a set limit from individual retirement accounts to qualified charities without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes. We’ve partnered with FreeWill so you can use a new tool to make a donation to The Steward School in less than 10 minutes. The tool is completely free, helps you estimate how much you’re required to withdraw, and, if you are so moved, complete your gift to Steward. Make your smartest gift now!
*For more information on the tax or estate planning implications of your giving, consult your financial planner or tax professional.
Some donors wish to make deferred gifts in their estate plans or philanthropic gifts that may provide tax-reduction opportunities. These gifts are referred to as planned giving
. The Development Office has more detailed information on planned giving, which can be provided upon request.
In-kind gifts are contributions of tangible items that the School would otherwise have to purchase. Examples of in-kind gifts donated to Steward recently include valuable works of art, printers, athletic equipment and uniforms, photography equipment, and other school supplies.