Ways to Give

Credit Card (Secure Online Payment)

Solebury School accepts gifts by MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. You may specify the date when you wish your card to be charged. Gifts can be made on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. All gift information is secure and confidential.

 

Cash (Check)

Gifts qualify for a charitable deduction equal to the full amount of the gift. Federal law limits the deduction in any one year to 50% of adjusted gross income. Any excess over the amount deducted the first year may be carried forward over the next five years (up to an annual 50% ceiling) until the value of the gift is fully deducted. Please mail your check, payable to Solebury School Annual Fund, 6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope, Pa 18938-9682.

 

Appreciated Securities 

Giving appreciated securities which you have held more than one year can be advantageous tax-wise. By giving the stock directly to the school (do not sell the stock first and send the proceeds to Solebury), you will receive a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities on the date the school receives the stock. In addition, you do not pay any capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock. Federal law limits deductions in any one year to 30% of adjusted gross income. Any excess can be carried forward over the next five years up to an annual 30% ceiling. For more information, please visit our page on donating securities.

Via DTC Transfer

The easiest way to transfer securities is via DTC transfer. Please email Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, or call 215.862.5261 ext. 183 for bank information needed to transfer funds by DTC. You will also need to confirm the date, name of securities and number of shares transferred. Alternately you can contact the school's broker directly: 

Richard Grobman
Oppenheimer
1818 Market Street, Suite 2430
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-656-2803

Via Stock Certificates

To make a gift of stock certificates, please send unsigned stock certificates directly to the school in care of Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, with a letter of intent. Send an unsigned blank stock power in a separate envelope.

Mail to: Jennifer K. Burns
Solebury School
6832 Phillips Mill Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938-9682

 

Bank Wire Transfer

We can also accept funds wired directly to the School. Please email Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, or call 215.862.5261 ext. 183 to discuss your gift and for wiring instructions.


Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match employee gifts to independent schools. Please check with your human resources department or ask our development office to see if your company will match your gift. It is a wonderful way to double (and sometimes triple!) your gift to Solebury. 

For more information, email Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, or call 215.862.5261 ext. 183.


In Kind Gifts

Sometimes people find that they have something that Solebury School might be able to use such as: furniture, computers, art equipment, books, food for events or school supplies. These in kind gifts can be wonderful additions to the school and help to keep expenses down. Sometimes, however, Solebury may not need something that is offered at that time. Please contact the school first to see if we can use the item. Your thoughtful gifts are always very much appreciated.

The advantage to the donor: You may be able to deduct your in kind donation as a tax deduction to a charitable organization. You, as the donor, are responsible for valuing the item. Items valued over $500 need to be reported on form 8283 on your tax return. Items valued over $5,000 must be independently appraised.

The advantage to the school: We receive items that we may otherwise not have been able to purchase.

If you have something you think the school could use, please email Jennifer K. Burns, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, or call 215.862.5261 ext. 183.