Canterbury Fund

Ways to Give

Most gifts made to Canterbury School come in the form of cash. We gladly accept personal checks, cash or donations made by credit card.

Pledges must be paid in full by June 30 to be honored during that fiscal year. However, larger gifts are often made over a period of time up to five years.

You may be able to increase the value of your gift through your employer's matching gift program. Complete a matching gift form from your company's human resources office and mail it to us with your pledge card or cash donation. We'll do the rest.

A gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares) that you have held for more than one year is a popular way to give. Your transfer of securities may be made by electronic transfer from a brokerage account to Canterbury School's account. Notify Lea Pascotto, Director of Canterbury Fund & Alumni Relations, in writing of your securities gift.

Our music (musical instruments), athletic (equipment), library (book collections) and science (equipment) departments have been enriched by gifts of new or slightly used items. Please contact Advancement Director Lea Pascotto at (239) 333-3294 or one of the school's department chairs for more information on needs of the school.

Appreciated marketable real estate can be gifted to the school. Because of the unique nature of real estate gifts, you would need to announce your gift intentions to the Advancement Office and get the approval of the Gift Acceptance Committee in advance.

Become a partner in education with a gift to an endowment. Canterbury's endowment is comprised of several funds where a percentage of the growth is used for a stated purpose; e.g. financial aid and school programs. As the principal accrues, part of the growth may be expended annually. While the intent is to follow the procedures outlined above, these funds are unrestricted.

You may choose to make a gift by designating the school as a beneficiary in your will. You may specify that an exact dollar amount, a particular asset, or a portion of your residual estate may be given to Canterbury School outright. Those informing the school of their planned gifts become recognized members of the Legacy Society.

Giving Levels

Canterbury Luminaries
Our premier giving society shines the way for Canterbury’s success.
Circle of Excellence  $25,000 or more
Founders   $10,000 - $24,999
Headmasters  $5,000 - $9,999
Leadership  $2,500 - $4,999
Cougar Cats
Our giving circle pridefully provides for Canterbury’s growth and prosperity.
Golden Cougar  $1,500 - $2,499
Silver Cougar  $1000- $1499
Bronze Cougar  $500 - $999
Cougar Cub  $499 or lower
Blue and White Club
Young alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and contribute to the Canterbury Fund.
Your gift to Canterbury School is an important part of our success in offering an outstanding program to students. Please consult with your tax or legal counsel to make sure you choose the best giving vehicle for your individual financial situation. It is customary for the school to recognize gifts in a variety of ways. Working with the Advancement Office, you can be assured your philanthropic wishes are honored.