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 alumni, parents, grandparents, 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.
Give Online; Credit Card or EFT

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 
  • Grants (For Financial Aid, Lucas Scholars Program, Haiti Service Learning, or other)
Give by Mail; Check, Money Orders, Cash or Credit Card

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).  Pledge by mail or email too!

St. Matthew's Parish School
Advancement Office
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Give by Phone; Credit Card or EFT

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, and your payment information. You may make gifts in installments. 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. This allows you to make a larger gift to the school than if you simply give cash.

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 to the Advancement Office (dropoff, email or mail). Annual Giving payments are appreciated by June 1. 
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
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. 
Make a Corporate Matching Gift

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.
Planned Giving Options
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.

Gifts in Kind
The School welcomes event tickets and treats for our Faculty Make a Wish program or refreshment product placement at our events. Please contact Michaela Carmichael at 310.454.1350 ext. 156.
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, 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.
We do not accept donations from families currently applying to St. Matthew's Parish School who have no other affiliation with the School.
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!