How to Make a Gift

The following methods are all ways that you can make your gift to Saint Mary's School:


Please make checks payable to Saint Mary's School and mail to:

Development Office
Saint Mary's School
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Credit Card

Saint Mary’s School accepts MasterCard and VISA. We encourage you to make your gift using our easy, safe, and secure online giving form. You can also stretch your payments over time with automatic monthly deductions through our recurring gift program. Simply print and fill out this form and mail it to the address listed on the form. You may also call the Development Office at 919-424-4111 to make your gift over the phone.

Transferring Securities

A gift to Saint Mary’s School of stock held more than one year enables a donor to

  • avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the stock;
  • receive a charitable deduction for its full current market value;
  • make a larger gift than might be otherwise possible.

Make your gift of stock to Saint Mary’s by transferring securities directly to Saint Mary’s broker at Merrill Lynch:

Joan Bentley
800-937-0634, 919-899-3623

Merrill Lynch
4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27609

DTC #: 8862
Account #: 778-04257
Federal Tax ID #: 56-0532314

You can also send or deliver to Saint Mary’s the stock certificate(s) and a signed stock power of attorney in separate envelopes. For security purposes do not mail them together.

In order to properly credit your gift with the school, please have your broker inform our office about this transfer by calling 919-424-4104.


Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit the employer matching gift search page and enter your employer's name.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Complete, sign, and send it the form with your gift to Saint Mary's School and we will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Saint Mary's may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.

Recurring Gifts

The recurring gift program is an easy, secure, and convenient way to support Saint Mary’s School. You simply select an amount to be billed to your credit card each month, every-other-month, or quarterly. Recurring gifts reduce administration costs, allowing more of each gift to be used immediately to support the top priorities at Saint Mary’s School. Because your annual gift will be broken into smaller monthly amounts, a recurring gift may allow you to increase your yearly contributions to the next level.

To start your recurring gift today, please fill out the recurring gift authorization form and mail it to:

Development Office
Saint Mary’s School
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Real Estate & Personal Property

Making a gift of property allows a donor to avoid the capital gains tax while also allowing a charitable deduction for the full fair market value for property held over one year. A formal appraisal is required for gifts of real estate, and school officials must formally accept the gift before it is completed.

Donors may also make gifts of personal property. Please note that the school does not place a value on gifts-in-kind. Internal Revenue Service regulations assign that responsibility to the donor.

Make A Pledge

If you would like to make a pledge, please click here.

Electronic Fund Transfer

If you would like to make a gift to the school by electronic fund transfer, contact Lynette Harris at 919-424-4126 for instructions.

Contact Us

For more information about the ways of giving, please contact:

Julie Ricciardi
Director of Development