Giving

Ways to Give

There are several ways you can support Westchester Day School:

List of 10 items.

  • Make a Gift Online

    Cash Gifts: These gifts are the simplest form of support you can give to Westchester Day School. Contributions may be made by personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or electronic bank transfer.  When you make a gift of cash, you are entitled to an income tax deduction of the amount subject to tax deduction limitations. For more information on this type of gift, contact Rachel Fischer at 914-698-8900 ext. 134 or send an e-mail to development@ff14guides.com
     
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    • To make a gift NOW with a credit card, click here.
    • To send a check, please make the check payable to Westchester Day School 856 Orienta Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543
    If your gift is geared towards a specific WDS fundraiser or program, please make a note in the memo line.

    Make a gift by suggesting it to a foundation or organization such as the Jewish Communal Fund
  • Bequests

    Consider a lasting gift to WDS. By including the school in your will you, the donor, can be a part of the education of future generations. You can bequeath a percentage of your estate, a fixed dollar amount or a specific personal property to WDS. 

  • Deferred Gifts

    Your tax advisor(s) can discuss various trusts and other forms of deferred contributions that may benefit WDS and provide lifetime income for you or a loved one. Please consult with your lawyer or financial advisor for specific tax benefits applicable to your personal situation.
  • Gifts in Kind

    WDS can accept gifts of services valued at fair market value. Please contact the Development Office for more information, development@ff14guides.com or  914.69.8900 x 134

  • Life Insurance

    The donor may have a paid up life insurance policy that the donor purchased to fill a need that may no longer exist. This policy may be given to the School with tax benefits for the donor. The donor may buy a new policy and name WDS as the beneficiary. 

  • Personal Property

    Art, antiques, jewelry and other valuables are a few examples of gifts of personal property.

  • Real Estate

    Gifts of real estate usually allow the avoidance of the capital gains tax and provide a charitable deduction. Lifetime occupancy of a donated residence may be retained through a trust. 

  • Stock Gifts

    Appreciated stocks can be donated to Westchester Day School and may be deducted for income tax purposes at full fair market value on the date of the transfer, with no significant capital gain tax liability.  If the stock is in a brokerage or bank trust account:
    Instruct your stock broker/banker by telephone and follow up with a letter to have the stock electronically transferred to WDS's account.
     
    First Clearing LLC
    Account Number: 10838529
    DTC (Depository Trust Company) # 0141
    WDS's Federal tax ID# 13-2646183
    Please advise us of your gift via an email to Rachel Fischer development@ff14guides.com  containing: 
    • Name of the stock and number of shares
    • Your name, address and telephone number
    • The purpose of the gift
    • The date of the gift
    Your tax deduction is based on the median price of the stock on the date of your transfer of ownership to Westchester Day School
  • Gifts of Securities

    Gifts of long-term appreciated stock entitle you to an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock and allow you to avoid the capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the stock, subject to tax deduction limitations.

    Contributions may be made directly through brokerage accounts or by physical delivery of stock certificates and powers.

    Owners of stock in closely held corporations may be able to use a transfer of shares to Westchester Day School as part of a succession strategy to plan their estates more effectively.

    For more information on transferring securities, and/or to apprise WDS of a stock transfer so that we may promptly and appropriately acknowledge your gift, please call or have your broker or advisor call Elliot Shriner-Cahn at 914-698-8900 ext. 133 or e-mail development@ff14guides.com

    Thank you for your generous support.
  • Match Your Gift

    The only thing more rewarding than giving a charitable gift to a worthy organization is doubling your investment by getting your employer to match your gift! Many employers offer matching gift programs which provide a valuable way to increase the impact of gifts. While some organizations will not match sectarian organizations, many will, and many will make exceptions for sectarian schools. Check with your HR or Finance departments to see if your employer has a matching gift program, and if they do - make sure that we are on their approved list.

    If your employer does match, simply send in the completed form along with your gift to:

    Westchester Day School

    856 Orienta Avenue
    Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Find Us

856 Orienta Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914-698-8900

Who We Are

Westchester Day School is a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual-curriculum, toddler to 8th grade Jewish school that inspires and educates our students in their own way to value menschlichkeit, mitzvot, and lifelong learning.