You can make a gift of cash conveniently online by credit card. You will have the option of setting up a recurring gift on a monthly or quarterly basis, and you can search our matching gift database to see if your employer will match your gift. Alternatively, send a check made out to “The Stony Brook School” to the following address (on the memo line, indicate the fund(s) to which you are donating):
The Stony Brook School Development Office One Chapman Parkway Stony Brook, NY 11790
If you are affiliated with a Donor Advised Fund, you may be able to make a gift through DAF Direct, a service that enables you to arrange grants made directly to The Stony Brook School.
Stocks or other investments that have grown in value can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you. A gift of appreciated stock generally offers two-fold tax savings: 1) You avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock; and 2) you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Your stock generally must have been held long-term (more than one year). Contact Assistant Head of School Jane Taylor at 631-941-1554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving homes, land, farms or commercial properties may offer you a variety of tax benefits. For more information contact Assistant Head of School Jane Taylor at 631-941-1554 or email@example.com.
A will bequest is an easy way to support The Stony Brook School. A gift in your will has no lifetime cost, and your estate may earn a charitable estate tax deduction for the value of your gift. Your attorney can include a gift to Stony Brook when she/he prepares your will. You will need to give your attorney our legal name and tax ID number. Including The Stony Brook School in your will makes you a member of the Curtis Circle, our society of planned giving donors. To discuss this option, contact Assistant Head of School Jane Taylor at 631-941-1554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be able to realize tax advantages, generate income for one or two beneficiaries, and make a significant gift to The Stony Brook School through Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (paid to beneficiaries at least 60 years old), Deferred Gift Annuities (the named beneficiaries are less than 60 years old and will be paid upon reaching that age), or Charitable Lead Trusts (pay-outs go to the School and then the assets transfer to your heirs). To discuss this option, contact Assistant Head of School Jane Taylor at 631-941-1554 or email@example.com.
You can make The Stony Brook School the owner of a whole life insurance policy or designate the School as a beneficiary. Either option provides tax benefits for you. To discuss this option, contact Assistant Head of School Jane Taylor at 631-941-1554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using our legal name and tax ID number, you can designate The Stony Brook School as a beneficiary of many types of financial assets, including the following: retirement plans (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pensions; commercial annuities; bank and brokerage accounts; any asset with a death benefit.
For more information on the most appropriate way for you to invest in The Stony Brook School, please consult your financial advisor.