Whether the gift is large or small, it illustrates your confidence in our educational program and mission. The Severn community of donors—alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends—all help sustain our school. Thank you for your generosity.
Severn School is a 501 (c)3 non-profit. Our Federal ID is 52-059-1466. Therefore, all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. You can make a pledge and pay in one sum or in multiple payments. Our fiscal year runs like the School year and ends on June 30th every year.
Cash, checks and credit cards may all be used to make contributions to Severn School.
Make an online gift using your Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Discover via our secure online giving page.
Using the same online form, create a recurring gift by dividing the gift by months, up to 3 years.
We can also process an EFT (a transfer from your bank to ours) or set up an automatic deduction either with a credit card or EFT (a certain amount can be charged or deducted monthly, quarterly or yearly).
Give a gift of appreciated stock with added tax advantages.
If you have publically traded securities that have appreciated in value, by giving them to a non-profit, such as Severn School, you can save on capital gains taxes. Your tax advisor will give you the full details. Severn will give you a tax receipt of the median price of the stock on the day that it arrives in the Severn School account. Please contact Holly Carroll (410) 647-7701 x 2259 before you transfer shares of stock to Severn so that we can immediately identify you as the donor of those shares and therefore sell them right away and credit you in the quickest manner possible. There are two ways to transfer securities:
The preferred method of transferring securities is to do so electronically. Download this Guide for Donating Stock to assist you in the process. The guide contains information that your broker will need to execute the transaction.
To send stock by mail, remit a dated but unendorsed stock certificate, a fully executed stock power form, and a letter of instruction to Holly Carroll. In order to expedite the processing of your gift, Severn School should be designated on the stock power form or related instruments of transfer. Be sure to indicate if your gift is for the Annual Fund, a Class Gift, a particular capital project, to pay a pledge or any combination. The date of the postmark constitutes the date of the gift.
Severn School cannot sell stock unless the name of the donor is stipulated. Please contact Holly Carroll for assistance.
By giving appreciated long-term publicly traded securities (held more than 12 months) directly to Severn School, you may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the stock. Gifts of securities are valued at the median price on the day you relinquish control of the assets to Severn. None of the appreciation is taxable for capital gains purposes.
You may be able to double your donation to Severn School. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match. Severn is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization and our tax id number is 52-059-1466.