Ways to Give
The Lesley Ellis Annual Fund runs from July 1 to May 31. All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged in writing for tax purposes. When you contribute to the Annual Fund you will be recognized in the Lesley Ellis Annual Report.
Most gifts to Lesley Ellis are made in the form of cash contributions. Checks should be made payable to Lesley Ellis School and sent directly to the Development Office.
Written and signed pledges are accepted for any Annual Fund contribution. All Annual Fund pledges are payable by May 31. Reminders are sent from the Development Office.
Lesley Ellis also accepts gifts and pledge payments on American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Credit card gifts and pledge payments may be phoned in or mailed to the Development Office or made online using PayPal. In order to process the gift, we need the card number, expiration date, and name as it appears on the card.
A large number of companies will match or multiply donations from their employees. You should contact your employer’s human resources department to determine whether your company offers a matching gift program and to request the necessary forms. After filling out a matching gift form, donors should send them to the Development Office along with their gift or pledge payment.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of securities is a good way to save on capital gains. Your broker can transfer stock to Lesley Ellis and you will receive a tax deduction for the mean value of the stock on the date it is given. If you plan to make a gift of securities, please notify the Development Office.
If you have questions about making your contribution or would like to make a donation in a form other than those listed above, please contact Diane Lewis in the Development Office at 781-641-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.