Methods of Giving
As there is a myriad of giving opportunities at Parish, there is also a wide range of ways to make your actual gift to Parish. Please click on the various items below to learn more about how you can maximize benefits to you and the School.
Remember, all gifts are appreciated regardless of size. If you'd like to discuss the best options for you and your family, please contact Amanda Meter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.852.8757.
Gifts of Cash
Please visit our Give Online page for an easy and secure way to make gifts to Parish. Or, to make your gift by check, please make payable to: Parish Episcopal School and mail your check to:
Parish Episcopal School
4101 Sigma Road
Dallas, TX 75244
Gifts by Credit Card
Parish accepts Visa and Mastercard. To make your gift via credit card, you may Give Online or call our Advancement Office at 972.852.8745.
NEW! Create a Payment Schedule for your gift with first payment debited at the time the gift is made and remaining payments debited automatically according to your specified schedule and payment method (Credit Card or E-Check/ACH).
Rather than making an outright cash gift, you may prefer to spread out the payments over a period of time. A pledge may allow you to contribute more significantly to the campaign than might otherwise be possible, while extending tax advantages over time. To make a pledge, please visit Give Online.
Parish will accept gifts of equipment, materials and supplies that further the education of students, or gifts which benefit the administrative operations of the School. For information on making a gift in kind, contact Diana Sobey at email@example.com or 972-852.8785.
Many corporations have a matching gift program where they will match your gift to our School. This match can double, triple or even quadruple the amount of your gift. Ask your HR or community relations office to find out if your company has a matching gift policy or look it up online.
Parish gladly accepts gifts of securities. For instruction on handling gifts of securities, please click here. In advance of the gift to ensure proper documentation and receipting, it is very important that you or your financial advisor contact Amanda Meter, Associate Director of Development & Campaign Coordinator, at 972.852.8757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The re-enacted IRA Charitable Rollover provision permits individuals 70½ years or older to take advantage of a special tax-saving and gift opportunity. You can contribute directly to public charities from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without having to count the distributions as taxable income.
What are the benefits to you?
- You can transfer IRA assets directly to Parish without paying income tax on the withdrawal.
- The amount of the charitable transfer will count toward your annual minimum required distribution.
- You may contribute up to $100,000.
Note: the funds must be transferred from a traditional IRA or a rollover IRA directly to Parish Episcopal School.
To learn more, please contact Diana Sobey at email@example.com or 972-852.8785.
The Development team can meet with you to explore ways to include Parish in your future estate planning.
Official bequest language for Parish Episcopal School is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Parish Episcopal School of Dallas, Texas [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
All planned giving donors are recognized as members of the Mary Blair Society.
Earn extra contributions for Parish through opportunities provided by the following companies. Simply designate or link your purchases to Parish Episcopal School accounts.
Thank you and happy shopping!
American Express Members Give
Ebby Halliday Advantage Program
Target Take Charge of Education
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
North Texas Giving Day
Questions? Please contact Diana Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.239.8011.
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.