Ways to Give
There are many ways to make a charitable contribution to Lawrence Academy. Whether making a gift to the LA Fund, the Senior Parent Gift, or a capital project, the support you provide is truly valued and greatly appreciated.
The current focus of LA’s fundraising efforts is to increase the Annual Fund campaign to generate greater financial support for the day-to-day operation of the school. Most of the giving methods listed below have specific advantages to both the donors and to the school.
- Pledges — You may wish to make a pledge to the Annual Fund and spread the payments over two tax years. Extending payments over time may enable you to make a larger contribution than would be possible in just one year.
- Cash/Check/Credit Card — Gifts of cash are fully deductible—up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income. For example, if your adjusted gross income is $50,000, up to $25,000 of charitable gifts may be deducted. Any excess can typically be carried forward and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.
- Stock — If you own stock, it is almost always more tax wise to contribute stock as cash. Donors who give appreciated securities, which have been held for one year or more, receive a charitable deduction for the current value of the securities without incurring any capital gains tax. If you wish to make a gift of stock to Lawrence Academy, you should direct your broker to deliver the stock to DTC #5198 for credit to the gift account of Lawrence Academy, Merrill Lynch #818-04B03. It is important that you notify Betsy Cote (978-448-1571) or Geoff Harlan (978-448-1566) at the time of transmission of the gift to convey your intentions and details of the transfer.
- Planned Giving Opportunities - Gifts That Give Back - Please see our page for more information.
You may also make an online gift...
Questions: Call the office at 978-448-1565.