Ways of Giving

All gifts are fully tax-deductible.

Check

Please make checks payable to "Germantown Friends School". You may send your gift to: Advancement Office, 31 West Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Credit Card

Access our secure site by clicking "Give Online" on the left side of this page or the "Donate Online" button on the right. You may also call the Advancement Office at 215-951-2340 ext 3288. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express cards.

Matching Gifts

If you work for a company that matches gifts to schools, your contribution to GFS may be doubled. We will give you full credit for both gifts. For example, if you give $500 to Annual Giving and your company provides a matching gift of $500, we will list you as a member of The Hour Club (gifts of $1000 to $1844). Please ask for forms in your benefits office.

Gifts of Securities:

Below are the instructions to transfer securities to the Germantown Friends Account. Your broker will need the following information:

Merrill Lynch

Address: Suite 923 The Pavilion, P.O. Box 748 Jenkintown, PA 19046

Contact: Jean Schneider (jean_schneider[at]ml.com)

Phone: 215-881-2609 (or 800-221-8146)

Fax: 215-253-5445

DTC Number: 5198; Call for GFS Account Number

After requesting transfer, it is very important to call Rachel Mirage (215-951-2340, ext. 3288) or Diane Mallery (215-951-2340, ext. 3285) with the specifics of the securities being transferred (stock name, share quantity, as well as the date of instruction to your broker). This will enable us to track the stock once  it is put into our account and to properly receipt you.

Corporate Giving through EITC and OSTC

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the state to reduce taxliability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations. Gifts to scholarships at Germantown Friends School can generate a tax credit equal to 75% of the contribution, up to a maximum of $750,000 annually. Two-year commitments receive a 90% tax reduction up to a maximum of $750,000 each year. Learn more about these programs here.

Giving through the United Way

If your employer offers the opportunity to make gifts through the United Way Donor Choice Program your designation of GFS - Code #1925 - will supply important support to the Community Scholars Program by directing your gifts to the Rubenstone Fund, which provides financial assistance to our scholars for school-related expenses incurred over and above basic tuition.