Ways to Give


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has introduced new opportunities for charitable contributions to nonprofit institutions, including Calhoun. CARES allows donors who itemize deductions to deduct 100% of cash charitable gifts in 2020 (up to the full amount of your 2020 adjusted gross income). For individuals who take the standard deduction (rather than itemizing), the bill makes a new deduction available, as well; up to $300 in annual charitable contributions (cash or stock) may be directly subtracted from your gross income.


Most community members choose to give their gift as cash, in the form of a check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to The Calhoun School. Make your credit card gift online or mail your check to Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 433 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10024.


A stock gift may have significant tax advantages for you. By donating appreciated shares, you avoid paying capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction. To make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact:

Broker: Dick Bernard 212-878-3930
Morgan Stanley: 0015
Calhoun School Account: 478-021837-974

For more information, contact Mary McCarty, Director of Annual Fund and Constituent Relations, to inform her of your gift.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,500 U.S. companies offer the benefit of matching charitable gifts made by their employees. It’s a great way to double or even triple your donation. Request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed with your gift. We’ll take care of the rest!