Currently, sixth-graders in Audrey Shalom’s current issues (CIRS) class are working on a three-month-long research project on topics such as depression, climate change, eating disorders and bullying. Students recently completed the first phase of the project, which included watching TED Talks, reading books, visiting websites and studying articles on their selected areas of interest.
Ways to Give
Every gift to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, no matter the size, counts! Listed below are options to consider when making your gift. The Office of Institutional Advancement is happy to help if you need any assistance.
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. To make an online gift, please visit our online giving page now.
Matching gift programs are offered by many companies as a way to increase the size of your overall contribution to CGPS. See if your company participates in a matching gift program. If your company participates in the program, please request a matching gift form from your employer, send the completed form with your gift and the Advancement Team will complete the process. The matching gift will be counted toward your overall CGPF contribution.
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.
Unlike tuition and gifts to the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory Fund that support the School’s annual operating expenses, planned gifts generate a reliable source of income that helps ensure the long term financial security of CGPS. Donors may consider giving through such means as life insurance, bequests or charitable trusts. Gift planning can be a way to reduce or avoid estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial planner when considering any type of planned gift.
The School is pleased to provide you, your attorney, accountant or tax advisor with additional information and assistance. Please note that this information is general in nature. Please be sure to contact your professional tax advisor to learn how this general information relates to your individual circumstances. We are most grateful for your philanthropic support.
For additional information on making a long-term gift to CGPS, please contact:
Director of Institutional Advancement
For further information about making a gift to the CGPF, please contact:
Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement
Or submit a question or comment through our contact form here. Thank you for your support!
CGPS's fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.