Unrestricted cash gifts are the most popular way to support the Marist School mission. Gifts may be made in a single contribution or pledged and paid in installments. All Annual Fund pledges should be paid by June 30 of each year. You can make a cash gift online or mail a check, payable to “Marist School,” to Marist School Advancement Office, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319. If a letter is not sent with your check, please indicate where the gift should be directed (i.e., Annual Fund, endowed fund) in the memo line.
Donating to Marist School online is quick, easy and secure. You can make an online gift with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card. Fill out our recurring gift form to schedule automatic charges to your credit card each month throughout the year.
Many companies offer programs that match charitable donations made by their employees, directors, employees’ spouses, or retirees. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of the donation, making the employer a partner in the donor’s personal philanthropy. If your employer has a matching gift program, simply obtain a matching gift form from the personnel office, fill it out, and submit it to Marist School with your contribution. You can search here to see if your company offers to match charitable donations.
If you have questions about making a matching gift to Marist School, please contact Lexy Mizell, database manager, at (770) 936-6483.
Stocks and mutual fund shares make excellent gifts for many donors. When a person owns marketable securities that have a long-term gain and gifts them to Marist School, the donor may be able to take the full fair market value of the security as a charitable deduction on his or income tax return and avoid all capital gains taxes. Your financial advisor and the Advancement Office can provide information and assistance.
For more information on giving stock or to notify the school of your gift of stock, please contact Lexy Mizell, database manager, at (770) 936-6483.
For more information about planned giving opportunities at Marist School, such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance policies, please contact Angela Dorsey, vice president for institutional advancement, at (770) 936-6424.
Gifts-in-kind are accepted on a case-by-case basis, the primary criterion being that the gifts further the mission of Marist School. The school is prohibited by law to appraise the value of gifts of tangible personal property in any form. For donations of personal property over $500, the donor must complete the appropriate IRS forms for tax deduction purposes; for property having a value of $5,000 or more, the donor must obtain a qualified, independent appraisal.
For additional information about making a gift-in-kind, please contact Meeghan Fortson, director of advancement, at (770) 936-2282.
Gifts of real estate enable donors to leverage what is often one of their largest assets. Types of property that might be given include residential, rental, vacation, business, or farm real estate. Both fractional and total interests are accepted. In an outright gift, the tax charitable deduction is based on the appraised, fair market value. Real estate may also be given with the donor retaining the right to use and maintain the property during his or her lifetime. In a retained life estate, the tax charitable deduction is equal to the present remainder interest. All gifts of real estate must be reviewed in advance of acceptance by the Gifts Acceptance Committee.
For additional information about making a gift of real estate, please contact Angela Dorsey, vice president for institutional advancement, at (770) 936-6424.