Gifts of Stock, Bonds and Securities
Some Great Oak donors have chosen to transfer shares to Great Oak School. Please consider joining them. Just call or email us to let us know or to ask any questions.
Giving appreciated securities is a popular alternative to a cash gift because it offers three-fold tax savings. 1) It provides the donor with an income tax deduction (equal to fair market value at the date of transfer), 2) It enables the donor to legitimately avoid capital gains tax, and 3) It provides the school with the full value of the shares (not the net after-tax value they would have had if they had been sold first).
Great Oak gratefully accepts in-kind donations of goods and services. Please contact us if you are interested in making an in-kind donation. Our Wish List is here, but there are many additional possibilities for in-kind donations including items or services for which we currently pay. Like cash donations, in-kind donations of goods are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Volunteering Your Time and Expertise
Great Oak would be unrecognizable without the spirit of selfless volunteerism which permeates the whole school. We deeply value the time, energy, and skills of our talented parent, grandparent, alum and alum family volunteers. Your hard work makes so many things possible. Thank you!
Many employers match employee donations to non-profit organizations. This can multiply the value of your gift!
If your employer has a Matching Gifts Program, ask for a form from their human resource office. Then complete and return the form to your employer and let us know, so we can ensure your employer’s donation arrives safely.
Please ask if you have questions about matching gifts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you access Amazon through smile.amazon.com (rather than just Amazon.com), and choose Great Oak Waldorf School as your non-profit of choice, Amazon gives Great Oak School a percentage of what you spend. (After choosing Great Oak School, it should say “Supporting Great Oak Waldorf School” just below the search bar.)
The prices are exactly the same on smile.amazon.com as they are on Amazon.com, and you can use your existing Amazon account. Great Oak School is given no information about your purchase, and, if you wish, you can opt to support another non-profit for your next purchase.
Please pass this information on, and encourage friends, family, businesses, etc. to support Great Oak School in this simple way.
Thank you for supporting Great Oak Waldorf School. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Great Oak children and their families.