Ways of Giving

Welcome!

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 alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, friends, and foundations 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 Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.  Parents are asked to use the giving form on the parent portal

There are three data entry steps to make a gift or pledge payment online:
1. Enter name and affiliation details, gift and designated fund details*,
2. Review and confirm,
3. and enter payment details.

Designated fund choices are*:
Alumni Fund (For Alumni Events and Communications)
Annual Giving (For Annual Giving Campaign July - June each year)
Endowment (Endowment gifts are professionally invested to provide income for the School’s operating budget, financial aid, and faculty support in perpetuity. Gifts to endowment may be of any size.)
Grants (Restricted funds for Financial Aid, Lucas Scholars Program, Haiti Service Learning, or other projects)
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 a 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!
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 annualgiving@stmatthewsschool.com.
Share your intentions to give by completing and returning this pledge form to the Advancement Office (dropoff, email or mail). Annual Giving payments are appreciated by May 31st. 
The advantages of gifting appreciated stocks and bonds.
1. Invest your money in a cause important to you.
2. Avoid capital gains taxes on the increased value of the stock.
3. Receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair-marketing-value of the stock at the time of your gift. This may allow you to make a larger gift to the school than if you simply give cash.
 
Information for your broker:
Merrill Lynch DTC #8862
Account #88Q04254
Beneficiary St. Matthew’s Parish School
 
To ensure proper crediting of gift stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, please fill in this form for the Advancement Office. Without this information, there may be a delay in the receipting process. If you'd like broker instructions download the following form
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 Michaela Carmichael at 310.454.1350 ext. 156 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 Michaela Carmichael at 310.454.1350 ext. 156.
When you purchase St. Matthew's alumni merchandise, all proceeds support the Alumni and Alumni Parents Associations. Click here to shop!
 
St. Matthew 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: 95-174437