Ways of Giving


Thank you for your interest in supporting St. Matthew's Parish School. We rely on the generosity of many generations of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who support our school through donations of time, effort, and resources.  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.

Give Online

You may make a gift online securely and easily using Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.
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.
Fund choices are:
  • Alumni Fund (For Alumni Events and Communications)
  • Annual Giving (For 2018-2019 Annual Giving Campaign)
  • Endowment (For Les Frost Cornerstone Campaign)
  • Pool (For Pool Renovation Project).

Give by Mail

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 Pool Project.)  Pledge by mail or email too!

St. Matthew's Parish School
Advancement Office
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Give by Phone

Please call Kristine Anderssen in the Business Office at 310.454.1350 ext. 141 with your name, gift amount, how you would like to designate your gift (Annual Giving, Pool, Alumni or Endowment), your payment information. Our voicemail system is secure.

Give Appreciated Securities

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.

To ensure proper crediting of gift stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, please contact the Advancement Office for instructions or download the following form.

Share your intentions to give by completing and returning this pledge form. Annual Giving payments are due 1st of June. 
Give from Donor Advised Fund
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!
Give Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA
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. 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 because of the gifts’ exclusion from gross income. We urge you to consult your tax advisor to learn which benefits apply to you. 
Make a Corporate Matching Gift

Many employers match gifts made by active and sometimes retired employees as well as directors. Securing a matching gift is an easy way to double or even triple your gift to St. Matthew's. Please contact your human resources department to see if your company participates 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.

Planned Giving Options
We are grateful to all of our alumni and friends who remember St. Matthew's in their estate plans. A bequest of a specified amount or a percentage of your estate helps us build our endowment, recruit and retain top educators and maintain and grow our facilities. Please contact Carol O'Day at 310.454.1350 ext. 155 for sample bequest language or to discuss planned giving further. 

Give by Shopping

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 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
This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult your own legal or tax advisor.
Thank you!