Ways to Give

Hawken School, like all independent schools, relies on charitable gifts from alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends to fulfill its mission. 

We invite you to invest in our present and future with a tax-deductible contribution and are deeply grateful for your support. 

Please contact the Development Office at 440-423-2965 if you have any questions.
Gifts of cash are the most direct and popular type of charitable gift. They are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent provided by law. Checks (please provide your name and class year for alumni) should be made payable to Hawken School and sent directly to: 

Development Office 
Hawken School 
P.O. Box 8002 
Gates Mills, OH 44040-8002

Credit Card
Many donors prefer to pay by credit card to take advantage of various credit card promotions, such as frequent flyer miles and other reward programs. We accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Transactions can be made online or by calling the Development Office at 440-423-2965.

Find us on Venmo @HawkenSchool.

Matching Gifts
Many employers have a matching gifts program for contributions to Hawken. Most programs match dollar for dollar, but there are some companies that match 2:1 and even 3:1. This is a great opportunity to increase your gift in support of Hawken. Click here to find out if your employer or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program.

Donors may spread certain gift payments over a period of years. Many Hawken supporters have made multi-year pledges to capital campaigns, alumni reunion class gifts and other special projects.

Securities & Real Estate
Outright gifts of long-term appreciated securities and real estate held 12 months or more can result in a significant tax savings for the donor. For tax purposes, the value of the gift is its fair market value on the day it is given. Because you are not required to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the stock, the actual cost to you is far less than the real value of your gift to Hawken School. You receive an income tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the gift, generally up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income with limitations as outlined in IRS Publication 526.

Stock Transfers

•  Click here for stock transfer instructions for your broker.

•  Click here to donate stock via a Hawken School vendor.

IRA Gifts
If you’re 70.5 or older, donating from your IRA can support our students, and your savings. Click here to learn more and get started.

Tangible Person Property (Gifts-in-Kind)
A gift of capital assets (art objects, rare books, equipment, antiques, etc.) may be given to Hawken School for its educational purposes or for sale, or may be sold by the donor for the immediate benefit of the school. Responsibility for appraisal rests with the donor.

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