Ways to Give & FAQs
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts given outright are the most common type of contribution. They can be made by an individual, a corporation or a foundation. You can also make your gift online using our secure payment system. CLICK HERE.
Double your dollars! If your company offers an Employee Matching Gifts program, you can make your contribution to Germantown Academy go farther. With this type of gift, you can easily double your support of GA and strengthen the educational experience for our students. Just mail your company's matching gift form with your contribution and we will take it from there. CLICK HERE to see if your company will match your gift to the Annual Fund.
Electronic Funds Transfer
A convenient way to support GA is through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). You can quickly and safely set up your credit card to automatically deduct a specified amount monthly to the GA Annual Fund. To participate, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Honor someone special – a teacher, coach, alumnus or friend by making a memorial or tribute gift in his or her name to Germantown Academy. With your gift, you may celebrate those whose memories fill your heart or whose presence fills your life. For birthdays, anniversaries, remembrances, or "just because," your donation in someone's honor is a wonderful way to express your admiration while making a difference at GA. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Gifts of Stock or Appreciated Securities
Gifts of stock or appreciated securities are easy to make and may offer you and your family significant tax advantages. You receive a full, fair‐market value tax deduction, and you avoid paying capital gain taxes on the appreciated value.
Simply contact your broker to determine which stocks or appreciated securities and the number of shares to donate.
The value of your gift for tax purposes is the mean value of the securities on the date that the shares leave your brokerage account. An official tax receipt will be mailed to the donor after Germantown Academy receives the gift.
To ensure that you are properly credited for your gift, before transferring any stocks, please notify Meg Peake, Director of Annual Giving, at 267‐405‐7503.
Information to Share with Germantown Academy:
‐ Donor’s name
‐ Stock name and symbol
‐ Number of shares being transferred
‐ How the gift should be applied (for example: Annual Giving, a particular Endowment fund, Capital project, etc.)
Information to Share with your Broker:
Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
601 Dresher Rd Suite 302
Horsham, PA 19044
For Germantown Academy
Attention: Gus Langford
800‐545‐7773, ext. 3823
Please Note: If you are interested in making a gift of closely held securities please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement directly, prior to initiating any transfers, as these gifts are contingent on approval.
If you are not ready to make your cash gift, you can pledge your commitment to GA to be paid prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30). CLICK HERE to set up your pledge.
Gifts of Real Property
Germantown Academy can benefit from gifts of all types of real property, such as a residence, a vacation home, a farm or commercial property, or undeveloped land. Donation of real property to GA can substantially reduce federal and state income tax liability as well as provide an immediate solution to marketing problems, eliminate carrying costs and remove the property from your gross taxable estate. A gift of property to GA would entitle you to a charitable deduction for the property's fair market value. Your deduction is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry-over for any excess. Contact Martin Dean if you are interested in learning more.
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- Q. What is the Annual Fund?
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- Q. How can I make my gift?
- Q. May I make a gift of appreciated stock?
- Q. Can I honor a favorite teacher with a gift this year?
- Q. What is the difference between annual and capital giving?