Ways to Give

Thank you in advance for your gift to Pinewood School. Your support ensures that Pinewood provides the best educational experience for our students. All gifts to the school are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Online Giving
          Giving online is fast, convenient, and eco-friendly. Pinewood School accepts Visa and MasterCard. Make your online gift here.

Checks should be made payable to Pinewood School and mailed to:
Pinewood School Development Office
327 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA  94024

Gifts of Securities (stock)


A gift of long-term, appreciated securities helps save you taxes twice. Such a gift provides an income tax deduction and a capital gains tax savings. It is often the best asset to give. For information on how to make a stock gift, contact the Development Office, via email or 650-209-3041, or ask your broker to contact:

Susan Spaugh        Morgan Stanley DTC #0015
415-984-6615        Acct # 164-070998-089
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Gifts in Kind

Gifts in kind, or non-cash gifts, are gratefully accepted. Many of our supporters have access to goods and services which can be used for our classroom and athletic programs. Contact the Development Office at 650-209-3041 for arrangements.

Matching Gifts


Many employers participate in a matching gifts program as an employee benefit. Matching gifts allows you to double or triple your contributions to the school. Contact your Human Resources Department for guidelines and forms.
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In addition to gifts of cash or securities, there are a variety of other gift vehicles that enable donors to make larger gifts than would otherwise be possible. Such gifts often generate substantial tax savings and can generate increased income as well. Each of these gifts must be tailored to a donor’s specific situation. Please call the Development Office at 650-209-3041 for more information, as well as consulting with your attorney and other advisors.

Gifts of Real Estate or Appreciated Property

Many donors find it attractive to give appreciated property—homes, other types of real estate, businesses, personal property, etc.—because of the potential tax benefits.

The simplest way for donors to arrange for a gift from their estate is to include a bequest provision to Pinewood School in their will.

Life Income Plans

These gift plans allow donors to give assets to Pinewood School while retaining an income for themselves or others. In addition to providing income (often tax-free), these gifts offer a number of tax and other advantages.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Many people own some form of life insurance that was purchased to provide protection that is no longer needed, even though the policy is still in force and may have significant cash value. Such policies can form the basis of a gift to Pinewood School.

Contact Information
Melanie Hatchell, Director of Advancement
Via email or 650-209-3040.
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