In addition to outright contributions made by check or credit card, these five options are growing in popularity:

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    The Development Office can assist by setting up a multi-year pledge and/or recurring installment plan. We can send payment reminders on any preferred schedule, or we can automatically charge a credit card at regular intervals with specified amounts.

    Companies often sponsor matching gift programs that enhance their employees’ charitable contributions. When gifts are matched, Norwood benefits from the increased donation and the donor often qualifies for a higher Gift Club category. Please contact your employer’s human resources department for information on matching gifts to schools.

    A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable account. It allows inclined individuals to make an irrevocable gift to a public charity, like Norwood School, that sponsors a DAF and take an immediate tax deduction. Most DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and other assets. If you would like to learn if supporting Norwood through a Donor Advised Fund is right for you, please contact Abigail Betts ’92, Director of Development.

    Stocks, mutual funds, or other securities are often a quick and simple way to give to Norwood and can provide significant tax advantages to donors. Please consult with your financial advisor about the current advantages that may apply to you. Abigail Betts ’92  for details on transfer information.

    Brokerage Firm: Cerity Partners
    Contact:                  Olive Mitchell
    Email: omitchell@ceritypartners.com
    210 Allegheny Avenue, 4th Floor
    Towson, Maryland 21204
    Custodian:               Charles Schwab
    Account Name:       Norwood School Inc. 
    Account Number:    7837-2301
    DTC #:                     0164
    Federal Tax ID:        52-0901098

    Download Stock Transfer Instructions

    The IRA Charitable Transfer benefits donors aged 70½ and up and is an excellent way to make gifts and receive tax benefits in return. As you plan your required minimum distributions for this year, consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. You may donate up to $100,000 annually and will receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction. To qualify, you must be age 70½ or older at the time of gift. 

    Interested in learning more about how to make the most of your charitable giving?  Please contact Abigail Betts ’92, Director of Development.


For information on how to give to Norwood School through bequests, remainder or income interests, and retirement plan benefits,
please contact:

Abigail Betts ’92
Director of Development
Gifts to Norwood School can be made in a variety of ways. All gifts provide immediate benefits to the School and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.