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Cash contributions, for which donors receive tax benefits if they itemize their deductions, are a key source of Annual Fund dollars. Checks should be made payable to Thacher Montessori School and may be dropped off at the Front Office or sent directly to:
- Development Office
- Thacher Montessori School
- 1425 Blue Hill Avenue
- Milton, MA 02186
Charge Your Gift
You may also choose to charge your gift on your MasterCard, Visa or American Express. In order to process the gift, we need the card number, expiration date and name as it appears on the card. Click the click for a convenient and secure online giving form.
Pledges are accepted for any contribution to the school. Annual Fund pledges are payable by June 30th. Reminders are sent from the Development Office.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated securities, held for more than one year, may provide a greater tax advantage than a gift of cash. Capital gains on the appreciation are avoided, and you receive a tax deduction for the stock's fair market value. Securities will be valued at the average of the high and low trading prices on the day the gift is transferred to Thacher.
Many companies will match or multiply donations from their employees (in some cases, an employees' spouse). Contact your employer's personnel office to determine whether your company participates in a matching gift program to request the necessary forms.
Contributions of tangible personal property may offer you an immediate tax deduction. The amount of deduction depends on whether the gift relates directly to Thacher’s educational activities and purposes. All gifts-in-kind to the school will be credited on the basis of appraised value provided by the donor (or fair market value if an appraised value is not provided.) Gifts-in-kind include donations of art, equipment, rare books, real estate and similar non-monetary contributions. Thacher reserves the right to preview the condition of the gift before accepting it.
Deferred Gifts and Bequests
Donors may find they can make a more substantial gift through a deferred gift than through an outright contribution. Usually deferred gifts are trust funds that generate income paid to the donor during his or her lifetime, with the principal going to the school after the donor's death. Donors receive full tax benefits for their contributions. Bequests that are realized and consistent with the school's goals will be counted in the fiscal year in which they are given.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Gifts may be made in memory of an individual who has passed away or specified to honor a member of your family or the School's family.