Ways to Give
- Checks or Cash
- Credit Cards
- Matching Gifts
- Planned or Deferred Gifts
- Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
- Amazon Smile
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and their spouses. If your employer is one of them, you could double or even triple the impact of your gift! Donors wishing to take advantage of their company’s matching gift program should contact their Human Resources department for the proper procedure to request the matching gift. If your employer uses a matching gift form, simply include the signed, completed form with your gift and we’ll take care of the rest:
Attn: Office of Advancement
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts provide an opportunity for donors to support Morristown-Beard School through deferred gifts. Many of these planned gifts offer tax benefits to the donor. Funds provided by these gifts—whether given through gift annuities, trusts, insurance policies, bequests, or other means—help ensure a bright tomorrow for Morristown-Beard School.
All donors who provide written documentation on their intention to make a planned/deferred gift are welcomed into the 1891 Founder’s Society.
Please contact Betsy Patterson, Director of Advancement, to learn more about how you can make a planned gift to positively impact generations of students.
Donors have the option to commit multiple gifts over a certain number of years to The Morristown-Beard Fund. When choosing this option, donors will receive semi-annual pledge reminders for the payment.
Stock Transfer Instructions:
To initiate a stock transfer, please reach out to Melissa Hickey in the Office of Advancement at 973-532-7541 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, name of stock, and number of shares.
Morristown-Beard School is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3).
E.I.N. (Employment Identification Number) 22-1487252.
Please contact the Office of Advancement at 973-532-7541 or email@example.com for wire transfer instructions.
What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
How does it work?
- Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice
What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
Tax-efficiency – Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
Family legacy – A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy. No start-up costs – There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).**
No transaction fees – Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.**
Privacy if desired – Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
**Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by sponsoring organization.
Support Morristown-Beard School while you shop on Amazon, at no extra cost to you! Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-1487252 (using your existing Amazon account login) or with AmazonSmile “ON” in your Amazon app, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchases to MBS. Follow the instructions below to activate AmazonSmile in the app and start generating donations for MBS:
1. Open the Amazon app on your device
2. Select the main menu (=) and tap on "AmazonSmile" under Programs & Features or Settings
3. Select "Morristown-Beard School" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Note: Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax-deductible by you. Amazon does not share customer information with the charitable organizations - we will not see who made the purchases, or what was purchased. Visit AmazonSmile’s FAQ for more information.