Ways to Give

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  • Gifts Online

    Please use our secure giving forms to make a gift to the Annual Fund. Please note that Annual Fund gifts must be received by the close of our fiscal year on June 30.
  • Gifts by Mail

    Please send checks made payable to Tenacre Country Day School to:
     
    Development Office
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
     
    Please let us know the designation of your gift (Annual Fund or a special fund) as well as information about whether the gift is in honor or in memory of an individual.
  • Gift by Phone

    Please call the Development Office at 781-591-7406 to make a gift using your Amex, Master or Visa credit card.
  • Wire Transfers

    Contact Director of Development Sam Greenfield at (781) 591-7406 with any questions.
     
    NAME:
    Needham Bank
    1063 Great Plain Ave
    Needham, MA 02492
     
    ABA/ROUTING/TRANSIT:
    211373539
     
    NAME ON ACCOUNT:
    Tenacre Country Day School Operating Account
     
    ACCOUNT NUMBER:
    591504123
     
    To initiate a wire transfer, please contact Needham Bank’s Cash Management team at 781-474-5803 or email businessonline@needhambank.com to request access.
  • Gifts of Securities

    Gifting in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds offers significant tax advantages, as you can take a deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.
     
    Please contact the Development Office at 781-591-7406 with the numbers of shares and name of stock you wish to transfer.
     
    Please contact your brokers and request that the stock be electronically transferred to the Tenacre account.

    Tenacre’s broker information:
    • DTC #: 0015
    • Account Number: 707-164-697-551
    • Account Name: Tenacre Country Day School
    • Contact: Chuck Farrington, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 617-570-9243
  • Matching Gifts

    More than 1,500 companies will match or multiply donations from their employees (in some cases, an employee's spouse). You should contact your employer's personnel office to determine whether your company participates in a matching gift program and to request the necessary forms. Your company might also participate in online processing of matching gifts.
  • Gifts-In-Kind

    Contributions of tangible personal property may offer you an immediate tax deduction. The amount of deduction depends on whether the gift relates directly to Tenacre's educational activities and purposes. All gifts-in-kind to the school will be credited on the basis of appraised value provided by the donor (or fair market value if an appraised value is not provided.) Gifts-in-kind include donations of art, equipment, rare books, real estate and similar non-monetary contributions. Tenacre reserves the right to preview the condition of the gift before accepting it.
  • Deferred Gifts and Bequests

    Bequest gifts are lasting investments in the future of Tenacre. Donors may find they can make a more substantial gift to Tenacre through a deferred gift than through an outright contribution. Usually deferred gifts are trust funds that generate income paid to the donor during his or her lifetime, with the principal going to the school after the donor's death. Donors receive full tax benefits for their contributions thereby enhancing their own financial situation. Bequests that are realized and consistent with the school's goals will be counted in the fiscal year in which they are given.
  • Memorial and Honorary Gifts

    Gifts may be made in memory of an individual who has passed away or specified to honor a member of your family or the School's family.

Tenacre Funds

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  • Annual Fund

  • Student Scholarship Funds

    • Edith J. Lambert Scholarship Fund: Established in April 2000 upon the retirement of Edith Lambert to “assist a student who would otherwise not be able to benefit from a Tenacre education.”
    • Community Fund: Established in May of 2006 by Ellie and Phil Loughlin to provide an extra allowance, above and beyond tuition assistance, for all families receiving financial aid. This allowance is intended to help offset extra school expenses that prohibit families from participating.
    • Jane Reisman Jampolis '52 Scholarship Fund: This Fund was initially set up in October of 1995 by Marlene M. Graf’55, Trustee of Edith Babson Mustard Living Trust with a gift “to be joined with other funds in your Endowment Fund and used for student scholarships or faculty advancement.” 
    • Jeff Grogan Memorial Fund: The Jeff Grogan Memorial Fund honors Jeff Grogan, who graduated from Tenacre in 1968 and maintained strong ties with the school and its community throughout his life. Jeff and Kennie Grogan’s daughters, Ali ’07 and Katie ’12, attended Tenacre, and Jeff went on to serve as a Corporator, a Campaign Chair, a Trustee, and President of the Corporation.   For so many of us, Jeff was a guiding presence at Tenacre, giving generously of his talents for many years. His loyalty, wisdom, enthusiasm, and steady influence will endure at Tenacre. He epitomized the best qualities of a Tenacre graduate, and was an exemplary leader in our community.  The Grogan family established the Jeff Grogan Memorial Fund in Jeff's honor.
    • Mori Scholarship Fund: Established December 1993 with a gift from Faith Harding Mori, Trustee of the Harding Educational and Charitable Foundation, with a request that the “gift be placed in a restricted endowment fund, and only the income be utilized for the purposes of scholarship aid.”
    • Susan Costello Bryant Scholarship Fund: Created in May 1995 in honor of Sue Bryant for her long term dedication to Tenacre and in particular for her contributions as Acting Head of School in 1994-95.  Susan had been involved with Tenacre as a student, teacher, trustee and parent. The income from the scholarship fund is to be used as a financial aid grant to a child or children who might otherwise be unable to afford a Tenacre education.
  • Student Enrichment & Wellness Funds

    • The Jean Ferguson Fund was established in 1993 by Jean’s family to honor her many years of service to Tenacre. The interest earned on this Fund is directed to the school’s academic support program to provide individual tutoring and support outside of the school to any Tenacre student.
    • Chess Club Fund: This Fund was established June of 2003 with a gift from Kevin and Libby McClintock for the specific purpose of supporting chess programs. The Fund would support, in order of priority: kindergarten chess class; financial aid for families who need help paying for chess class; chess materials for the chess program; a faculty chess class;  and a general subsidy to reduce the cost of chess for all Tenacre students.
    • Ronald Charles Gelb Fund: Established in September of 2007 by Nanci Gelb, this fund provides counseling and support services to staff members and their families and to current families at the school during difficult moments in their lives. This fund is a resource for staff for professional and personal advice, as well as for families who need emotional or parenting guidance. In addition, it could be used to provide pro-active support and strategies to help children and classes with social interaction issues. The Ronald Charles Gelb Fund would allow us to expand the depth and breadth of services to all members of the Tenacre community to enlist counseling support whenever they may need it.
  • Faculty Professional Development & Assistance

    • Employee Emergency Fund: Established July of 2003 with a gift “to help the personal needs of the Tenacre faculty and staff.” It is available for emergency personal needs, as either a loan or grant, with a limit of $1,000 per year, “unless extreme circumstances require additional amounts." This Fund continues to be supported through additional gifts in other years.
    • GwinnLandry Fund for Summer Professional Development: Established in July 2014 as part of the At the Forefront capital campaign (2014–2017) by Kim and Mark GwinnLandry through the Landry Family Charitable Foundation to endow the summer professional program, which was originally established through the Endowing Excellence campaign (2005–2009).
    • Jane Reisman Jampolis '52 Scholarship Fund: This Fund was initially set up in October of 1995 by Marlene M. Graf’55, Trustee of Edith Babson Mustard Living Trust with a gift “to be joined with other funds in your Endowment Fund and used for student scholarships or faculty advancement.
    • Mabel Wolcott Brown & Spiker Family Fund: Established in December of 2001 through a bequest from the estate of Samuel R. Spiker and Elinor Brown Spiker ’18. Elinor was the daughter of Mabel Wolcott Brown, former Tenacre Headmistress from 1912 to 1930. The Brown Spiker family wished to honor the memory of Elinor Brown Spiker and Mabel Wolcott Brown by creating an endowed fund for faculty salaries.
    • Patricia B. Cross Fellowship for Master Teachers: Established in January of 1998 with a gift to endowment in Pat Cross’ name, with the hope that other donations would be added to the principal and that “the Finance Committee do what it thinks makes the most sense” with the income. In 2008 Pat Cross instructed the School to use this as the Patricia B. Cross Fellowship for Master Teachers to aid in recruiting and hiring new teachers and to boost compensation for all faculty members.
    • Phyllis G. Scoboria Fund: Established in December of 2000 upon the death of Phyllis G. Scoboria, a former headmistress of Tenacre from 1952 to 1972, as an endowed fund for faculty professional development.
    • Ronald Charles Gelb Fund: Established in September of 2007 by Nanci Gelb, this fund provides counseling and support services to staff members and their families and to current families at the school during difficult moments in their lives. This fund is a resource for staff for professional and personal advice, as well as for families who need emotional or parenting guidance. In addition, it could be used to provide pro-active support and strategies to help children and classes with social interaction issues. The Ronald Charles Gelb Fund would allow us to expand the depth and breadth of services to all members of the Tenacre community to enlist counseling support whenever they may need it.
    • Staff Enrichment Fund: Created to provide enriching experiences for teaching and non-teaching staff in addition to the professional development and in-service training funded by the School’s operating budget. The opportunity to fulfill a lifetime ambition for travel, the enhancement or development of a personal talent or interest or skill, are all supported by this Fund.
For a full list of funds or if you have questions about making a gift or contributing to any of the funds listed above, please contact Samantha Greenfield, Director of Development, at 781-591-7406 or sgreenfield@tenacrecds.org.