Ways To Give- Your Support Enriches Students Lives

Supporting Chicago Waldorf School can be done in a variety of ways that fit easily into financial and estate planning. You can give in a number of ways including: gifts by check or credit card, matching gifts, appreciated securities, gifts of property, charitable lead trust, charitable gift annuity, or charitable remainder trust. For more information please contact our Director of Development at amarkoff@chicagowaldorf.org or 773-828-8458.

Check or Credit Card

You may make a check payable to Chicago Waldorf School and submit it at our Main Office or it can be mailed to Chicago Waldorf School / Attn: Development Department / 1300 W Loyola Ave. / Chicago, IL 60626.

Or you may charge your gift to your credit card over the phone by calling our Finance Office at 773.828-8467 or you can make an online credit card payment: Click Here to pay by credit card via secure encrypted transaction hosted by PayPal. PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is not shared with Chicago Waldorf School. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction by PayPal.

Matching Gifts

Do you or your spouse or partner work for an organization or company that matches gifts to non-profit organizations, such as schools? Do you serve on a board of directors of an organization that matches gifts by their directors? Many companies offer matching gifts for employees, employees’ spouses/partners and some retirees. Request a matching gift form from the company’s benefits or personnel office and submit it with your payment. What a wonderful way to increase your gift to Chicago Waldorf School!

Appreciated Securities

Donors may transfer appreciated securities as a form of payment on a pledge.
  •  Authorize your broker to transfer shares to Chicago Waldorf School
  •  Contact our Development Office or Finance Director for information on how to effectively transfer securities

Gifts of Property

Real estate might be a perfect gift to Chicago Waldorf School because normally the sale of appreciated real estate often leads to capital gains taxes, real estate agent and attorney fees, etc. Many of these taxes can be avoided by involving a non-profit organization in your plans. Some donors may even choose to occupy the property for their life, with the asset becoming valuable to Chicago Waldorf School upon death.

Charitable Lead Trust

Can you forgo the earnings from a property or another asset to fund a special gift to Chicago Waldorf School?
A Donor can make a gift over a period of years or over a lifetime by creating a Charitable Lead Trust. Earnings go to Chicago Waldorf School and when the Trust terminates, the assets revert back to the donor or to a named beneficiary or loved ones, such as grandchildren.

Charitable Gift Annuity

In exchange for cash or securities, Chicago Waldorf School will pay the donor or a loved one a fixed amount annually for the rest of his/her life or for the lives of two annuitants. A minimum contribution of $25,000 must be made in order for a Charitable Gift Annuity to be established at Chicago Waldorf School. Most donors can expect payout rates from approximately 6 percent to 9.7 percent annually. You can even support Chicago Waldorf School by designating 80 percent of the earnings income to you and 20 percent to Chicago Waldorf School.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Would you or a loved one like to receive a fixed annual income for life and help support the school's initiatives?
By creating an irrevocable Charitable Remainder Trust, you can receive annual income until death when the corpus of the Trust is distributed to Chicago Waldorf School. You can even support the school now by designating 80 percent of the earnings income to you and 20 percent to Chicago Waldorf School!

Other Ways to Augment Your Annual Giving:

Use Good Search for internet inquiries and online research. Upon registering, every time you use this search engine and click through to other websites a 1¢ donation will be made to the Chicago Waldorf School. Use Good Search (register, set it as your default search engine or bookmark it) and everytime you search the internet with Good Search you'll raise funds effortlessly for our school.  Register here to activate your Good Search profile.

Use the Target Redcard and link it to the "Take Charge of Education" Program. Upon registering, for all purchases you put on this credit card, Target will make a % of the purchase amount as a donation for the Chicago Waldorf School. Register here for a Redcard or to link your existing Redcard to the Take Charge of Education program to benefit Chicago Waldorf School.