Ways to Give

Every gift to VCS counts. Whether the gift is large or small, it demonstrates your confidence in the school’s educational program and our mission. The generosity of the VCS community of donors—parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, staff and friends—all helps to sustain our school.

Thank you for your generosity.

Cash Gifts

The majority of gifts to VCS have traditionally been in the form of cash contributions paid in cash, by check or money order. Such gifts are tax-deductible to the donor. Please mail your gift to VCS, c/o Office of Advancement, 272-278 West Tenth Street, New York, NY 10014.

Credit Card Gifts

Credit card donations, also tax-deductible, can be paid by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You may make a credit card gift by: using our Online Donation Form or by telephoning the Office of Advancement at 212.691.5146.

Gifts of Securities

By giving appreciated long-term stock directly to VCS, you may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of the stock. Gifts of securities are valued at the median price on the date of transfer to VCS. Stock can either be delivered to the school or transferred electronically. You may contact Connie Sopic in the Office of Advancement at 212.691.5146 or csopic@vcs-nyc.org.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies match donations made by their employees and retirees to independent schools. The value of an individual’s gift can be doubled—even tripled—through corporate matching gifts. Since matching gifts must be initiated by the donor, please inquire whether your employer has such a program, and if so, obtain the proper forms to forward with your contribution. We fill out and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to VCS.

Planned Gifts and Bequests

Individuals may make a planned gift to VCS through bequests, charitable trusts, retirement plans, insurance policies and life income gifts. Such contributions enable a donor to make a significant gift to the school in the future, while providing immediate or estate tax benefits. Please note that tax consequences for estate planning depend on an individual’s particular circumstances and should be reviewed with financial and/or legal counsel. For more information, please call or write Connie Sopic at 212.691.5146 or csopic@vcs-nyc.org.