Ways of Giving


There are a number of different opportunities for making a gift to Park, including cash gifts, pledges, or gifts of stock.

Gifts of Cash/Check

The majority of gifts made to Park come in the form of a check or cash. You can make a gift to Park online, or by sending your check, made payable to The Park School, to:

Development Office
Park School
4625 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226


Pledges

A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Pledges to Park's Annual Fund must be paid by June 30 each year. You can make a pledge online or by contacting the Development Office.


SUSTAINING SUPPORTERS PROGRAM

Make your donation to Park in monthly installments, providing the School with an ongoing, reliable source of funding. Simply state the amount you wish to give each month and we will charge your card accordingly. Sustaining Gifts begin upon completion of this transaction and run through June 30 unless otherwise stated. All Sustaining Supporters who donate $10 or more per month will receive a pair of limited-edition Park socks! You can set up your donation online HERE or by calling the Development Office at 716-839-1243 x130.


Gifts by Credit Card

Access our secure online giving form. Call our Development Office at 716-839-1243 x130 to speak with a staff member who will assist you in making a gift over the phone.


Stock/Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock can provide tax advantages to you as you support Park. Electronic transfer instructions for stock gifts:

Account holder: Charles Schwab & Co.
Account name:
The Park School of Buffalo
Account #:
#11940070
Instructions for transfer:
DTC 0164 Code 40

*Please remember to notify Park that you are making a transfer, including date of gift, stock symbol, and number of shares.

Please contact the Development Office at development@theparkschool.org or 716-839-1243 x130 if you have any questions or need assistance making a gift.


Planned Giving

Through your thoughtful estate and charitable gift planning, you help ensure a lasting legacy for future generations of Park students. Please contact the Development Office at development@theparkschool.org or 716-839-1243 x104 if you would like to discuss your philanthropic intentions.


Matching Gifts

Make your gift go further! Many companies participate in matching programs, which can double or triple your contribution to Park. Please contact your company's personnel office for specific information about your employer's matching gift program. All matching gifts are credited directly to you.


IRA Rollover Contributions

Congress made the IRA rollover permanent, which means you can make thoughtful contributions to Park, satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD), and avoid income tax you would otherwise have to pay on mandatory withdrawals. This benefit is available to itemizers and non-itemizers and requires only a few simple steps.

Qualified donors may make outright gifts of up to $100,000 to charity from their IRA and avoid taxation on the distribution. For gifts to be counted toward the required minimum distribution (RMD) for any given calendar year, transfers must be made by December 31.

To benefit from this gift opportunity, the following qualifications must be met:

  • Donors must be age 70 ½ or older at the time of transfer.
  • The maximum amount a donor may transfer per year is $100,000.
  • The gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account by the IRA administrator to Park.

Donors with check-writing ability for their IRAs may use this feature to complete their gifts.

Please contact your IRA administrator for guidance or Development Office at development@theparkschool.org or 716-839-1243 x130.


Amazon Smile

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Park whenever you use Amazon Smile? It's no different from your normal Amazon shopping experience. Just remember to start at smile.amazon.com and choose “The Park School of Buffalo” when you do your online shopping. To make the process easier, make smile.amazon.com your Amazon homepage!

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