Gifts by Mail
Please send checks made payable to Tenacre Country Day School to:
Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Please let us know the designation of your gift (Annual Fund, At the Forefront Campaign, or a special fund) as well as information about whether the gift is in honor or in memory of an individual.
Gifts by Phone
Please call the Development Office at 781-431-8575 ext. 254 to make a gift using your Amex, Master or Visa credit card.
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 781-431-8575 ext. 210 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: 707-164-697-406
• Account Name: Tenacre Country Day School
• Contact: Chuck Farrington, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 617-570-9243
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; go to www.easymatch.com to see if your employer is listed.
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.