Ways to Give

The Masters School relies on the generosity of so many to support our School’s mission, students, programs and future. To explore the many ways that you can support Masters, please click below or call 914-479-6440.

Online

To make a gift by credit card, visit our secure online giving page, www.mastersny.org/makeagift

Check

Please make your check payable to “The Masters School” and mail to:

The Masters School
Attn: Advancement Office
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Monthly

Set it and forget it! Making a monthly gift is an easy way to make a significant impact. Visit www.mastersny.org/makeagift to start your recurring gift today.

Wire Transfer

Please contact Mary Ryan '00 at mary.ryan@mastersny.org or 914-479-6433 for wire transfer instructions.

Stock

Gifts of long-term, appreciated stock entitle you to an income tax deduction equal to the average of the high and low values of the date of transfer, while also allowing you to avoid the capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the stock. Please contact Maryann Perrotta at maryann.perrotta@mastersny.org or 914-479-6428 for stock transfer instructions. 

Matching Gift

Your gift may be doubled or even tripled by an employer. To find out if your employer offers a matching gift, please fill out the company form  which your HR professional can provide for you — and send to:
 
The Masters School
Attn: Advancement Office
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Find out if your company matches down below:


IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are planning to make a gift to The Masters School, you have the opportunity to enhance your tax savings by making your gift directly from your IRA.
 
The IRA Charitable Rollover has been made a permanent feature of the tax code. Here’s how the provision works:
  • Individuals 70 ½ years and older can make gifts up to $100,000 directly from an IRA to charities such as The Masters School without having to report the distributions as adjusted gross income on their income tax returns.
  • Distributions must be made from a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Distributions must be payable directly from the IRA custodian to The Masters School. Your IRA custodian will supply a special form to effect the transaction.
  • The charitable distributions count toward meeting your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the current tax year – reducing the amount of your taxable IRA withdrawals.
By avoiding the inclusion of the IRA withdrawal as adjusted gross income, you can avoid higher taxes on Social Security benefits, higher Medicare premiums, higher tax brackets and surtaxes on investment income.
 
Please consider allocating a portion of your 2018 Required Minimum Distribution to fund your Annual Fund gift. Be sure to consult with your tax advisor before taking any action. Contact Mary Ryan ’00 at 914-479-6433 or mary.ryan@mastersny.org if you have any questions.

Gift Planning

Thoughtful gift planning offers our supporters a means to make a significant gift to The Masters School while also addressing personal financial goals that incorporate advantageous tax and estate planning strategies. If you would like to speak to someone about making a planned gift to The Masters School that may allow or your family to avoid paying some types of taxes and/or perhaps earn extra income, please contact Gina Cantelmo at gina.cantelmo@mastersny.org or 914-479-6646.

2018 Tax Law

Click here to learn more about the 2018 tax law and its impact on charitable giving. 
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