|There are many convenient ways to show your support for Greenwich Academy. Whether this is your first time giving or you are a long-time supporter, we appreciate your generosity and can guarantee that your donation will go to help the GA community. There are many different ways to give, and ways in which you can direct your gifts:|
- Donate Online
- Stock Gifts (download the Securities Transfer Form)
- Matching Gifts
Many companies generously match charitable donations made by their employees. In order to ensure a matching gift is made by the company, a simple form must be submitted to the company. To find out whether your company or your spouse/partner’s company participates in matched giving programs or for more information, contact Carolyn Russell at 203.625.8933 or visit the Matching Gifts page.
- Gifts by Mail
Checks or money orders should be made out to “Greenwich Academy” and sent to:
c/o Pamela Ferraro
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
- Gifts by Phone
For more information about giving to Greenwich Academy, call or e-mail Pamela Ferraro at 203.625.8952.
As one of the many ways to support Greenwich Academy, planned giving provides the Academy with future income while providing economic benefits to your estate plan:
For more information on planned giving and the Ruth West Campbell Society, visit the the Planned Gifts page.
- Increased income
- Provision for loved ones
- Tax benefits
- Preservation of assets
If you are interested in making a gift to Greenwich Academy but do not wish to give up all the benefits of specific assets, you might consider creating a Charitable Remainder Trust. You place the assets in a trust that will ultimately benefit the Academy. In the meantime, a fixed percent of the trust is paid annually to you, a family member or other beneficiary. The income can be paid for life or a certain number of years, at the end of which the assets pass to GA. By establishing the trust, you may receive income, gift or estate benefits.
Assets placed in a Charitable Lead Trust will benefit GA for a period of years designated by you. At the termination of the trust, the principal is transferred to your children or grandchildren. You obtain an immediate income tax deduction (particularly useful in an unusually high income year) and can effectively pass the property to your children or grandchildren at significant gift or estate tax savings.
A gift to Greenwich Academy's gift annuity program provides you or a loved one with a guaranteed lifetime income. The fixed annual payment is based on rates recommended by the American Council of Gift Annuities. In addition, you may be eligible for several tax benefits, including an immediate tax deduction, deferred capital gains, and estate and gift tax considerations.
If individual life insurance policies are no longer needed to protect family members or a business, Greenwich Academy may be named as the beneficiary, providing you with estate tax benefits.
By making an outright gift of real estate to Greenwich Academy, you receive a current income tax charitable deduction based on the appraised fair market value of the property and also avoid capital gain tax you might otherwise incur on the sale of the property. If you do not want to part with the property immediately, you may transfer your primary or secondary residence to a trust and reserve the right to live there for the rest of your (and your spouse's) life, when the property passes to GA. This also creates income and property tax advantages.
Many donors decide to remember the Academy in their wills. To make a bequest to Greenwich Academy, contact your attorney. A provision to remember GA can be added as simply as “I give and bequeath to Greenwich Academy, Inc. ____ percent of my total estate (or $_____, or other property).”
If you would like further information on planned giving to Greenwich Academy, please contact Angela Van Moorsel at 203.552.4402.
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