Ways of Giving


Thank you for your interest in supporting St. Matthew's Parish School. All that our students enjoy today is made possible by the vision and generosity of parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, alumni, foundations, and friends, who support our School through donations of time, talent, and treasure. This support is critical to St. Matthew's and we are grateful for your help in sustaining the St. Matthew's experience now and for the future.
Please be in touch if you have any questions about ways of supporting St. Matthew's or if you are interested in volunteering your time. We look forward to hearing from you.
This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult your own legal or tax advisor.
Thank you!
Below are ways to make your gift.
You may make a gift online securely and easily using EFT/ACH, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. You may select to contribute by setting up reoccurring payments or make a one-time gift.
Please make checks payable to St. Matthew's Parish School and make a note in the memo line for your allocation (Alumni Fund, Annual Giving, Endowment, or Grant). Mail to: 

St. Matthew's Parish School
Advancement Office
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Pledge by mail or email too!
A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions into the fund are tax-deductible and an excellent way to simplify and facilitate your philanthropic giving. Here are links to login pages of some Donor Advised Funds. 
Let us know if you'd like your DAF listed here too!
The School's official public charity name is: Rector Wardens & Vestrymen of St. Matthews Parish. Our tax ID number (EIN) is: 95-1744373. Please advise your DAF that the School is the beneficiary of your gift, and share your details so that we may acknowledge your gift.
Please call Kristine Anderssen in the Business Office at 310-454-1350 ext. 141 with your name, gift amount, how you would like to allocate your gift, and your payment information. You may make gifts in installments. Our voicemail system is secure.
For wiring instructions, please contact Katie Convoy at [email protected]
Share your intentions to give by completing and returning this pledge form to the Advancement Office (dropoff, email or mail). Parents are asked to give or pledge by January 31st. Annual Giving payments are appreciated by May 31st. 

Please inform the Advancement Office by email that you will be transferring stock to the St. Matthew’s Parish School account giving the name and quantities of the securities:  

Please let us know: 

  • Name of securities donated/CUSIP Number: 
  • Planned transfer date: 
  • Approximate dollar value:
  • Donor Roll Name:  
  • Eligible for Employer Matching Gift?  

Information for your broker:

Merrill Lynch 

DTC #8862 

Account #88Q04254 

Beneficiary: St. Matthew’s Parish School  

For questions, please contact:

Katie Convoy, Director of Advancement

[email protected]

It is the School’s policy to sell stock at market immediately upon receipt of the transfer. We credit donors with the selling price of the security on the day it is sold. You received confirmation of the amount in your mailed donation receipt. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Owners of individual retirement accounts (IRA) who are at least age 70 1/2 can contribute some or all of their IRAs to St. Matthew's. Qualified IRA gifts are not subject to certain charitable contributions limitations and are not reportable as income for federal income tax or for Social Security income purposes as they are donated directly to St. Matthew's, bypassing the owner of the IRA. In most states, the amounts withdrawn are not subject to state income taxes. Donors who do not itemize deductions on their federal income tax returns may benefit from making qualified IRA gifts up to $100,000 because of the gifts’ exclusion from gross income. Please let the Advancement Office know how you'd like to allocate the funds and to expect this gift. We urge you to consult your tax advisor to learn which benefits apply to you. 
Many employers match gifts made by active, and sometimes retired employees, as well as directors, to encourage and support philanthropy. Securing a matching gift is an easy way to double or even triple your gift to St. Matthew's. Please ask your employer to see if they participate and obtain a matching gift form. If your contribution generates a matching gift, you will receive credit for the combined amount of your gift plus the matching funds.  All matching gift companies are recognized in our Annual Report of Philanthropy.
We are grateful to all of our alumni and friends who remember St. Matthew's Parish School in their estate plans. You can thoughtfully invest in the future of the school with a bequest of a specified amount, a percentage of your estate, listing the School as a beneficiary on your life insurance, or retirement plan. Your legacy gift would help us build our endowment, recruit, and retain top educators and maintain and grow our facilities so that future generations can benefit from a truly special St. Matthew's education. It help's us fulfill our education mission - to educate our children to serve, lead, and flourish - into the future. Please contact Katie Convoy at 310-454-1350, ext. 155 for sample bequest language or to discuss planned giving further and let the Advancement Office know if you have included us in your estate plans.
The School welcomes event tickets and treats for our Faculty Make a Wish program, operating supplies, or refreshment product placement at our events. Please contact Katie Convoy at 310-454-1350, ext. 155.
When you purchase St. Matthew's alumni merchandise, all proceeds support the Alumni and Alumni Parents Associations. Click here to shop!
St. Matthew's also participates in Amazon Smile.
Your gifts make an immediate and important difference to each of our 350 students, faculty, administration, and staff of St. Matthew's Parish School and the very special teaching and learning that goes on here every day.  We appreciate your support of the School, and its mission to educate our children to Serve, Lead, and Flourish.
Our legal name is: Rector Wardens & Vestrymen of St. Matthews Parish. Our tax ID number (EIN) is: 95-1744373.