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Ways to Give

A gift to Riverbend, in whatever form you choose, is an investment in a child’s Riverbend education. We recognize each gift with a letter of thanks. Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, your name will be included in the Riverbend School Annual Report.

Online

Making your gift online is one of the quickest and most secure ways to support Riverbend. Our new online giving form has Apple Pay and Google Pay capabilities, meaning you can make your gift in fewer clicks. Consider creating your own personal donor login to print tax summaries and donation receipts at your convenience. Look for the “Have a donor account? Sign in” in the upper right corner of the form to create your account.

Check or Credit Card

A simple and straightforward way to make an impact! Make your check out to Riverbend School and send it to 39 Eliot Street Natick, MA 01760 or make your gift securely online. Consider covering bank fees to make your gift go further. 

Recurring Donations

Where commitment meets convenience, this option makes your ongoing, monthly support easy and more affordable.  Be sure to click the “Recurring” box on our online donation form and select your giving frequency from the drop down menu. 

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of your appreciated assets may allow you to give more — about 20% more! — than if you sold the stock and made a cash donation. This is because donating stock helps you avoid a capital gains tax, which can be as high as 20% on long-term holdings (on stocks held for longer than one year) depending on your marital status and income. Contact Fadia Brangwynne for more information.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Donor Advised Funds are a special type of investment account used exclusively for philanthropic giving. They are administered by a local community foundation or national sponsor like Fidelity, Schwab, or Vanguard and can be funded with cash or gifts of stock. Once your DAF is funded, you can let your investment grow or make a charitable gift right away. Either way, you receive an immediate tax benefit for your contribution. 

Matching Gift

Increase your impact! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees, retirees, and/or spouses to contribute to charitable organizations. Most companies who offer these programs match dollar for dollar, and many will even double or triple the impact of your contribution. To get started, ask your employer if they support this initiative. 

IRA Charitable Rollover

Giving from your IRA is a tax-smart way to ensure Riverbend can best serve students and families. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows donors to make “qualified charitable contributions” directly from a retirement plan. Gifts up to $100,000 are excluded from federal income. For couples filing a joint tax return, each spouse can exclude up to $100,000, for a maximum of $200,000 each year. Donors interested in making a gift through their IRA are encouraged to consult with their financial advisor or retirement plan administrator.

In Tribute

Riverbend is humbled that you have chosen to dedicate your gift to someone special in such a meaningful way. To make a gift in tribute to another individual or family, be sure to include their name in the online giving form under “I wish to make my gift in tribute to the following individual”. The School will send you an acknowledgment for your tax-deductible donation, and also inform the person or family of your thoughtfulness.

American Express Points

American Express customers can redeem Membership Rewards points for a donation to Riverbend School. 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Riverbend every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Riverbend. 

For more information on any of these options, please contact Riverbend’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Katelyn Lincoln, at 508-655-7333 ext. 225 or klincoln@rvbs.org.

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