Ways to Give
There are a variety of ways to contribute financially to Stratford Friends School:
Gifts of cash/checks are the most direct way to support SFS. Checks should be made payable to Stratford Friends School.
Online Giving or Credit Card gifts are possible by calling the Development Office at 610-355-9580.
Corporate matching gifts can double, or in some cases triple, the size of your contribution. Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts to elementary, middle, or special education schools. It is as simple as sending your gift to us and filling out the company’s matching gift form. We are happy to help you complete any required paperwork and provide documentation of our 501(c)3 status.
Gifts of appreciated stock offer tremendous tax incentives. An electronic transfer of appreciated stock should be made to Wells Fargo Advisors:
- Account Name: Stratford Friends School
- Account Number: 8133-9148
- DTC #: 0141
After requesting transfer, please inform the Development Office of your gift by emailing email@example.com. This will enable us to track the gift and to properly acknowledge it.
United Way Gifts can be made via Southeastern PA #4793.
Commemorative Gifts are honorary or memorial gifts that recognize special individuals, or events, anniversaries, or individuals who have passed away. Commemorative giving can be designated for a particular purpose or support the school overall.
Pledge Gifts allow you to make your gift on a time schedule that best suits your needs. All pledges to the annual fund must be paid in full by June 30.
Gifts-in-Kind are non-cash donations of materials that support and serve the school. Such gifts may include such things as equipment, printed materials, or classroom supplies. For details on the school's gift acceptance policy contact the Development Office.
Volunteering Time and Talent provides many benefits to the Stratford Friends’ community. There are many ways you can help. Parents can be involved through the Parent Association in fundraising and friend raising activities and special events throughout the year. Past parents, grandparents, current and former faculty and friends support the school generously through volunteer activities. Their dedication reflects the sense of community and the tradition of service to others that is part of Stratford Friends core values.
Gifts & Estate Planning
Planned Giving is a way to include Stratford Friends School in your personal investment strategy. A planned gift is a strategic charitable investment that can be designed to meet the individual needs of you and your family. Planned Giving can be structured to increase your income and they can provide compelling tax incentives while helping Stratford Friends School. They all help to keep Stratford Friends’ financially strong. Planned gifts include:
- Bequests (any donation made through a will or a trust)
- Charitable Gift Annuities ($5,000 or more)
- Charitable Remainder Trusts ($250,000 or more)
To learn more about the benefits and details of planned giving, please contact our Director of Advancement, Catherine Sui, at 610-355-9580.