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.
THE LEGACY SOCIETY
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.