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.
Cash
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.


Matching Gifts
Many businesses match the personal gifts made by employees, retirees and family members to educational institutions. Information on your company’s matching gift program may generally be obtained from your human resources department. You may also contact Hawken’s Development Office for an informational leaflet on matching gifts.


Pledges
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.


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.


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.


Stock Transfers
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, preschool through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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