Ways to Give
Our Spirit of Giving
Personal checks or VISA/MasterCard/American Express credit card payments are accepted. Such gifts entitle donors to a charitable income tax deduction subject to IRS regulations. All checks should be made payable to Schools of the Sacred Heart and mailed to:
Schools of the Sacred Heart
ATTN: Advancement Office
San Francisco, CA 94115
Donations may also be made here.
Stock & Securities
Making a gift of securities is both simple and tax efficient. Gifts of appreciated stock may allow a donor to avoid a capital gains tax in addition to receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock. To initiate a gift of stock, we ask that you follow the instructions on the Stock Transfer Form. Please send a copy of the completed form to the Advancement Office when the transfer is made with your broker via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors who wish to contribute but do not wish to make an immediate payment may make a pledge. A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within the campaign period. All Annual Fund pledges must be paid in full by May 31st of the school year in which they were pledged. Pledges can be made by mail or e-mail. Pledge reminder letters will be mailed annually or at the times requested in your pledge.
You can pledge here.
Convent & Stuart Hall accepts gifts-in-kind if they can be used in support of the mission of the schools. Such gifts might take the form of inventory given through businesses owned by donors. Gift-In-Kind Donation Form.
A residence, vacation home, farm, acreage or vacant lot may have appreciated in value through the years so that its sale would mean a sizable capital gains tax. By making a year-end gift of this property instead, a donor would avoid the capital gains tax and, at the same time, receive a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the property.
Matching Gifts and Third Party Processors
Many companies match donations from employees to various nonprofit causes through corporate matching gift programs. They typically will have specific guidelines based on employee eligibility, nonprofit eligibility, and submission deadlines. The amount that a company will match is usually based on a combination of their matching gift ratio and minimum/maximum match amounts per year.
Please contact your employer directly to learn more about their matching gift programs. Once you determine if you are eligible, and if the school* is eligible, please let us know when you make your gift or pledge that you plan to submit a request for an employer match. You can include this information on the online donation form, via the donation remit or email us at email@example.com. This will allow us to best understand your total gift and help navigate the process when possible.
Please note it is becoming increasingly popular for the employer matching program to ask employees to first submit and “pay” for their portion of the gift through a third-party gift portal such as Benevity, YourCause, CyberGrants, to name a few. If you do choose to submit your initial gift this way, please send these details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can anticipate the gift and enter the details as a pledge on your behalf. Depending on timing, these gifts can take anywhere from one to six months to process and arrive at the school.
*We are typically listed as Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco.
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)
You can direct gifts to Convent & Stuart Hall from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The first step is to let our Advancement Office know that you intend to direct a gift to the school through your DAF. Please email email@example.com.
Please contact your DAF adviser to initiate the gift. Your adviser may need the school name and our Tax ID, (found on the right of this page) at that time.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Memorial or honorary gifts can be made in honor of a loved one or in tribute to a special occasion. Gift acknowledgements will be sent to the family or whomever you choose. All gifts are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged in the Annual Report.