Ways to give

List of 7 items.

  • By Credit Card

    • Make your gift through the secure online portal above with American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.
  • By Check

    • Make your check payable to The Rivers School and mail to: Advancement Office, The Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA 02493.
  • By 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/TheRiversSchool
  • By Donor Advised Fund

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

    • When transferring gifts of stock, donors or their brokers must contact Ashley McGlone in the Rivers Advancement Office at 339-686-2239 or a.mcglone@rivers.org and supply her with the following information: the donor’s name, the name of the stock, and the number of shares. This will allow the gift to be processed quickly and accurately. The donor can then ask their bank or broker to handle the transaction, preferably by electronic transfer between brokers. To do this, contact The Rivers School broker:

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney:
    Charles F. Farrington, Jr.
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    28 State Street, 26th Floor
    Boston, MA 02109
    Tel: 617-570-9243
    Email: Charles.Farrington@morganstanley.com
    The Rivers School Account Number: 707-163752-406
    DTC Number: 0015
    The Rivers School Tax ID Number: 04-2104457
  • Corporate 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 Ashley McGlone in the Rivers Advancement Office at 339-686-2239 or a.mcglone@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.
  • By Wire Transfer

    • For instructions on making a gift via wire transfer, contact Ashley McGlone at 339-686-2239.

The Rivers Fund: Shaping the Rivers Experience Today

Over the course of a year, every educational institution faces challenges and opportunities that require access to unrestricted, current-use resources. For The Rivers School, those resources are provided by The Rivers Fund.

Today, nearly 10% of the annual operating budget for Rivers is underwritten by donations to The Rivers Fund. Having a robust annual fund lets Rivers navigate market downturns, develop innovative educational programs, and provide all students with equal access to crucial learning opportunities.

The Fund also helps the school keep tuition at manageable levels, while sustaining the excellence of school programs year after year. It impacts almost every aspect of the school experience. It supports interdisciplinary studies and innovative courses and programs like robotics, the freight farm, and Sages and Seekers. It funds the purchase of athletic uniforms, costumes for theater productions, and library research tools. It supports music concerts and the nutritious lunches prepared every day for our students.

Every gift counts
Every gift to The Rivers Fund is important. Last year, more than 1,960 individuals in the Rivers community supported our annual giving program with gifts ranging from $5 to $100,000. Nearly 83% of those donors gave gifts under $1,000, adding an impressive $145,000 to the total raised for the 2018-19 Rivers Fund.

A Campaign Priority
Growing The Rivers Fund is one of the priorities of FutureMakers: The Campaign for Rivers, and all donations made to the fund count toward the campaign’s total goal.

This year our goal is to raise $3.0 million for The Rivers Fund, while increasing the alumni participation rate to 35% and increasing the parent participation rate to 87%.

To make a gift online today, simply click on the Make a Gift button on this page. To learn more about The Rivers Fund, please contact Kim Fox at 339-686-2465 or k.fox@rivers.org.

For more information on how you can support FutureMakers via gifts to capital projects, the endowment, unrestricted gifts, and planned gifts, please contact Krissie Kelleher, Director of Advancement, at 339-686-2236 or at k.kelleher@rivers.org.