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Ways to Give

We want to make supporting The Carey School as easy as possible for you. There are many ways to make your charitable gift, each of which may offer various tax-related benefits.

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Cash, check, or credit card

Many families use our pledge form to donate by cash or check. This option provides the most resources to the school as there are no built-in fees. However, if you prefer the convenience of a credit card, you can use our online giving page to make your gift in seconds. 

Matching gifts

Many companies will match your donation at levels from 50% to 200% of your gift amount, up to to their annual maximum. To learn about your employer's matching gift policy, simply type the company name into the box below and hit "search." If the company name appears with a link, you can click to see its matching policy, and in many cases access the forms or links to request a match directly.

Should you have questions about the information provided or work for a company that you think offers corporate matching but is not included in this search, please email us at so that we can do the necessary research and, if appropriate, get them added to the search.  You can also check this link for a list of all Bay Area companies who match.


By giving stock that has appreciated, you receive two benefits. First, you receive a charitable income-tax deduction for your donation, and, second, you avoid paying the capital-gains tax which would be required if you sold the stock yourself. If you have held the stock for more than 12 months, you can deduct the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of your gift, regardless of how much you paid for it. For example, if you donate publicly traded securities valued at $5,000, your deduction will be the full $5,000, even if you purchased it several years ago for only $1,000.

If your stock has depreciated, another option is to take the capital loss. You can sell the stock to realize the loss, take the tax deduction for that loss, and generate a charitable contribution deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to The Carey School.

For more information, please view The Carey School’s Stock Brochure. To make a gift of securities, please use our Stock Transfer Form.

Gifts of personal property

The Carey School accepts gifts of tangible personal property that are useable by the school.