Ways to Give

Your Support Enriches the Life of Our Students

Supporting Chicago Waldorf School can be done in a variety of ways that fit easily into financial and estate planning. You can give: gifts by check or credit card, matching gifts, appreciated securities, gifts of property, charitable lead trust, charitable gift annuity, or charitable remainder trust. For more information please contact Becky Moskowitz, at bmoskowitz@chicagowaldorf.org or 773-828-8450.

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The Annual Fund is a vital charitable giving program, and is the primary way that our CWS community makes philanthropic gifts to the school. Tuition and class fees only cover a percentage of the actual cost of education at Chicago Waldorf; the purpose of the Annual Fund is to cover that remaining gap and helping to enhance the school’s operating budget.

CLICK HERE to give to the Annual Fund online.

Check or Credit Card

You may make a check payable to Chicago Waldorf School and submit it at our Main Office or mail to:

Chicago Waldorf School
Atn: Advancement Department
5200 N Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640.

You may charge your gift to your credit card over the phone by calling our Finance Office at 773.828.8467 or you can make an online credit card payment.

Matching Gifts

Do you or your spouse or partner work for an organization or company that matches gifts to non-profit organizations, such as schools? Do you serve on a board of directors of an organization that matches gifts by their directors? Many companies offer matching gifts for employees, employees’ spouses/partners and some retirees. Request a matching gift form from the company’s benefits or personnel office and submit it with your payment. What a wonderful way to increase your gift to Chicago Waldorf School!

Appreciated Securities

Donors may transfer appreciated securities as a form of payment
  • Authorize your broker to transfer shares to Chicago Waldorf School
  • Contact our Advancement Office or Finance Director for information on how to effectively transfer securities

Gifts of Property

Real estate might be a perfect gift to Chicago Waldorf School because normally the sale of appreciated real estate often leads to capital gains taxes, real estate agent and attorney fees, etc. Many of these taxes can be avoided by involving a non-profit organization in your plans. Some donors may even choose to occupy the property for their life, with the asset becoming valuable to Chicago Waldorf School upon death.

Charitable Lead Trust

Can you forgo the earnings from a property or another asset to fund a special gift to Chicago Waldorf School?

A donor can make a gift over a period of years or over a lifetime by creating a Charitable Lead Trust. Earnings go to Chicago Waldorf School and when the trust terminates, the assets revert back to the donor or to a named beneficiary or loved ones, such as grandchildren.

Charitable Gift Annuity

In exchange for cash or securities, Chicago Waldorf School will pay the donor or a loved one a fixed amount annually for the rest of his/her life or for the lives of two annuitants. A minimum contribution of $25,000 must be made in order for a Charitable Gift Annuity to be established at Chicago Waldorf School. Most donors can expect payout rates from approximately 6 percent to 9.7 percent annually. You can even support Chicago Waldorf School by designating 80 percent of the earnings income to you and 20 percent to Chicago Waldorf School.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Would you or a loved one like to receive a fixed annual income for life and help support the school's initiatives?

By creating an irrevocable Charitable Remainder Trust, you can receive annual income until death when the corpus of the trust is distributed to Chicago Waldorf School. You can even support the school now by designating 80 percent of the earnings income to you and 20 percent to Chicago Waldorf School!

Good Search

Use Good Search for internet inquiries and online research. Upon registering, every time you use this search engine and click through to other websites a 1¢ donation will be made to the Chicago Waldorf School. Register here to activate your Good Search profile.


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