Ways to Give

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  • Check

    Make your check payable to The Rivers School and mail to:

    Development Office
    The Rivers School
    333 Winter Street
    Weston, MA 02493
  • Venmo

    Make your gift on Venmo by searching The Rivers School. All gifts made through Venmo will go to the annual fund:
    https://venmo.com/RiversSchool
  • Donor Advised Fund

    When giving through your Donor Advised Fund, please specify the Rivers School Tax ID number 04-2104457.
  • Gifts of Stock

    Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds because it can have a large impact on our mission, while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains.
     
    The Rivers School has partnered with a free stock-giving tool that walks you through the process of making a gift in under 5 minutes. Learn more about stock gifts and their impact on Rivers today.
  • Matching Gifts

    Maximize the impact of your gift by having it matched by your employer. To do this, you must first make your gift, then fill out your employer’s matching gift form and submit it to Jaclyn O'Neil in the Rivers Development Office at 339-686-2466 or j.oneil@rivers.org.  She will complete the school’s portion and follow up with your company to ensure that the matching gift is received. 

    To learn if your employer matches employee contributions, please visit our Matching Gift Database Search.
  • Wire Transfer

    For instructions on making a gift via wire transfer, contact Jaclyn O'Neil in the Rivers Development Office at 339-686-2466 or j.oneil@rivers.org 
  • Planned Giving

    The Nonesuch Society was established to recognize the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends who have made provisions for Rivers in their estate plans. When you include Rivers in your will, you play a significant role in helping future generations of Rivers students. At the same time, by taking advantage of tax laws that encourage philanthropy, making a bequest to Rivers can significantly reduce estate-tax burdens.

    To make this process easier, Rivers has partnered with a trusted estate planning tool to help you get started with your legacy. Visit FreeWill today to get started on your free plan to secure your future and the future of Rivers.
     
    For more information about gifts to Rivers, please contact Senior Associate Director of Development & External Relations Meret Nahas at  m.nahas@rivers.org  or 339-686-2263.
     
    Already made a gift to Rivers in your will or trust? Fill out this form so we can keep our records up to date and thank you for your contributions!
  • IRA Gifts

    Supporters 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA are eligible to make a potential tax-free donation to Rivers. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. If you are 72 years old or older, these gifts can even count towards fulfilling your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the calendar year.
     
    Rivers has partnered with an IRA-giving tool that walks you through the process of making this gift. Learn more about IRA-giving and if it’s right for you.
  • Beneficiary Designations

    In many cases, additional assets are not covered in a standard will or trust. If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets,” and they need to be planned for separately. Using this free online tool, you can log all of your assets, name Rivers as a beneficiary to strengthen missions and vocations, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker. Plan your beneficiaries today.

Leadership Giving Societies

• 1915 Society
$100,000 and above

• Founders Society
$50,000 - $99,999

• Trustees Society
$25,000 - $49,999

• Head of School Society
$10,000 - $24,999

• Faculty Society
$5,000 - $9,999

GIVING SOCIETIES

• Rivers Society
$2,500 - $4,999

• Red & White Associates
$1,000 - $2,499

• Red Wing Society
up to $999

The Circle of Excellence
Acknowledges five years of consecutive giving