Ways to Give

If you are interested in making a gift to Rivers, there are several ways to do so.

Give Online

Give by Mail
You may mail your gift to:
Development Office
The Rivers School
333 Winter Street
Weston, MA 02493

Please make checks payable to The Rivers School.

Give by Credit Card
You may charge your gift with MasterCard, Visa or Amex. You can give online using our secure giving form. Or, call Brendan Flemming in the Development Office at (339) 686-2234.

Give Securities
Making a gift of appreciated stocks or mutual funds can provide important tax advantages for you while making a great difference for the students of The Rivers School.

Important Hints: Give to Rivers stocks that you have held for more than 12 months and which are worth more than they cost you. The profit then would not be realized in your name and you would not be liable for Capital Gain Tax. Do not give stocks that are worth less than they cost you. This would have a tax disadvantage to you. If you wish to dispose of such stocks, sell them from your own account to establish a deductible tax loss, and make your Rivers gift by check.

Valuation: For the purpose of determining your federal income tax deduction, the value of a gift of securities is its fair market value (the mean between the high and the low quotations) on the gift date. The gift date is the date that the securities pass unconditionally from the donor's control to Rivers.

To make a gift of securities, please contact Brendan Flemming at (339) 686-2234.

Gift Planning

Matching Gifts
Many employers will match part or all of their employees' gifts to Rivers. You can double the amount of your gift if your company offers a matching gift program. Please check with your employer.

To be included in the Annual Fund roster, please make your gift by June 30th.