Ways to Give
Thank you for considering an investment in the promise of a Westminster education. All gifts make an important and lasting difference in the lives of our students and faculty. There are many ways to make a contribution - our goal is to help you find the right one for you and your family.
- Year-End Giving
- Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program
- Gifts from an IRA
- Gift Matching
- Gifts of Cash, Check, or by Credit Card
- Gifts of Stock and Other Appreciated Securities
- Gift Planning and Bequests
If you would like to make a gift by the end of the calendar year that complies with IRS regulations, please follow these guidelines.
Please note that the Office for Institutional Advancement will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every weekday through Friday, December 21. Our office will be closed December 24 to 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. December 27 and 28.
If you wish to make your year-end contribution in person, please visit us on the third floor of Pressly Hall during the aforementioned hours. Credit card donations by phone also can be made during those hours by calling 404-609-6304.
Interested in redirecting your state income tax liability to support Westminster's financial aid program? Please visit the Georgia Private School Tax Credit page for more information about our partnership with Georgia GOAL.
If you are over age 70 ½, contact your IRA administrator for instructions on making a direct transfer that will be free of federal income tax. Please click here for a sample request letter to your IRA administrator.
If you are between ages 59 ½ and 70, you may be eligible to make a penalty-free withdrawal from your IRA. This withdrawal will be subject to federal income tax, and possibly state income tax; however you may be eligible for a charitable deduction to offset the taxes. Check with your IRA administrator or financial advisor.
Many companies offer programs that match donations to The Westminster Schools made by their employees, directors, employee's spouses, or retirees. Please search here to see if your employer is on the match list.
In most cases, you will need to send Westminster matching gift paperwork. Please send this to the Office for Institutional Advancement and include your name and address and how you would like Westminster to credit your matching gift upon its arrival.
Gifts can be made by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement directly at 404-609-6275.
Checks should be made payable to The Westminster Schools and sent to: Office for Institutional Advancement, The Westminster Schools, 1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327.
Make a credit card gift securely online at westminster.net/giving.
A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most tax-wise way to give securities. For detailed information about transferring securities to Westminster, please click here or call Andrea Pinder, Director of Advancement Services, at 404-609-6304.
The Cornerstone Society was established to honor and recognize friends who have included The Westminster Schools in their estate plans. Planned gifts and bequests allow you to support Westminster while realizing financial and tax benefits for you and your family. Please visit our planned giving website to explore myriad ways to apply your gift.
Westminster encourages pledge commitments to support fundraising priorities. Pledges to the annual Westminster Fund must be paid in full by June 30. Capital pledges may be made over a period of three to five years, in consultation with the Office for Institutional Advancement. You can make or fulfill pledges here.
If you have questions about the type of contribution you are interested in making to Westminster, give us a call (404-609-6275). Our Advancement Team is happy to speak with you about the many ways you can make a difference in the lives of Westminster students.
Westminster accepts charitable gifts in accordance with the Gift Policies and Guidelines approved by the Board of Trustees.