Ways to give

Gifts to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School can be made in a variety of ways that offer personal advantages, including income tax deductions, reduction in capital gains taxes, and estate tax benefits. CGPS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The CGPS Development Office is happy to help if you need any assistance.


Please make checks payable to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and send to: CGPS Office of Institutional Advancement, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, 5 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025. Gifts may be made at any time and are due by June 30th, the end of our fiscal year.

Credit Cards 

The school accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards as payment for gifts. These contributions are recognized at their full value on the date that a charge is accepted by the bank.

Giving Online

To make an online gift, please visit our secure online donation page now.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations match their employees' contributions to independent schools. Some companies even double or triple their employees' contributions. You are encouraged to investigate your employer's policy on matching gifts. If the school is a qualified recipient, submit a matching gift request as instructed by your employer.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stock owned more than one year provide significant tax advantages to the donor and are easy to arrange. Donors receive a deduction for the full market value of the stock on the day of transfer to CGPS and avoid capital gains on the increased value of long-term securities. To transfer a gift of securities to the school, please contact the CGPS Office of Institutional Advancement or review the information on our Stock Transfer form


Naming the school as a beneficiary in your will is a simple way to remember Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School while reducing your estate tax. Donors can choose to leave either a percentage of their estates or a fixed amount.

For further information, please contact:

Maggie Dolan
Advancement Associate
212-749-6200 x220

CGPS' fiscal year is from July 1st to June 30th. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


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