Ways to Give
Villa Maria School is grateful for any amount and type of donation. You are making a true difference!
Cash or Check
Gifts can be made by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Villa Maria School.
Cash and Checks should be mailed to:
Villa Maria School
161 Sky Meadow Drive
Stamford, Ct. 06903
ATT: Development Director
If you have any questions, please contact the Development office at 203-322-5886 x106.
Gifts by credit cards can be made by calling the Development office at 203-322-5886x106 or by clicking the link below to make a secure online gift to the Villa Maria School.
Click Here to Give
Matching Gift Program
Double your donation by participating in the Matching Gift Program if one is offered by your employer. Several businesses and corporations will match the contributions made by their employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Contact your Human Resources department for details on their participation.
Steps to make the matching gift:
- 1. Contact your HR department to find out if they offer the Matching Gift Program.
- 2. Complete the necessary paperwork provided to you by the HR representative.
- 3. Log into your company’s online account to request the matching of your already made contribution.
- 4. Click “submit”
Mrs. Smith works at Goldman Sachs and makes a $250 contribution to Villa Maria’s Annual Appeal. She completes a form provided to her by the HR department of her company. She then completes an online matching gift form and enters the amount of her contribution ($250). Goldman Sachs sends a letter to Villa Maria School to confirm the contribution. Villa Maria confirms the contribution through the same online matching gift form. Goldman Sachs remits matching funds directly to Villa Maria School.
*Later in the spring, Mrs. Smith attends Villa Maria’s annual fundraising event at Richards and spends $500 on auction items. She logs into her company’s matching gift program online and completes the fields for the matching gift again.
Please note: Matching gifts are only appropriate for donations for which goods and services were not exchanged in return.
Gift of Stock
A gift of stock has special benefits for the giver. The stock holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax for stocks that have appreciated in value. Consult with your tax preparation professional for more details about receiving tax deductions and avoiding the capital gains tax.
Download Stock Transfer Form
In order to make the gift of stock, follow instructions on the Stock Transfer Form above:
Mr. Schmidt calls Villa Maria’s director of development to let her know he would like to make a gift of stock. He provides Villa Maria with his broker’s contact information, name of the stock and the number of shares he would like to transfer. Mr. Schmidt also calls his broker to let him know of his intent to make a gift to Villa Maria School. Villa Maria’s broker works together with Mr. Schmidt’s broker to transfer the shares electronically.
Mrs. Schwartz owns stocks in certificate forms. She endorses the stock certificate by signing it in the presence of her broker or a bank representative. She then sends this certificate to Villa Maria School.
Life Income Gifts
A life income gift will allow you and/or your beneficiary to retain income from assets donated, as well as make federal income tax deduction for a portion of the value (depending on the terms of the gift), while also eliminating the capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities or real estate. Charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities and other life income gifts must be arranged between you, the school and your legal and financial advisors to ensure an arrangement that is tailored to your financial circumstances.
Gifts of Tangible Property/Gifts in Kind
The gift can take many forms, and, in most cases, it provides a deduction equal to the fair market value of the property. If the donation is accepted and used by Villa Maria in the educational process, you are entitled to a deduction equal to the full market value. However, if the donation is not used in our educational programs, your charitable deduction will be limited to your cost basis in the property.