Ways to Give
- Give Online
- Gifts of Stock
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit (EITC) Program
- Gifts In Kind
- Planned Gifts
Donate online with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
For tax year end, IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on December 31 for a donation to be tax deductible for 2021.
Please make checks payable to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School and mail to:
Office of Advancement
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
PO Box 902
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0902
For tax year end, IRS guidelines indicate your envelope must be postmarked by December 31 for your gift to be tax deductible for 2021.
Gifts of Stock
There are many benefits to donating appreciated securities to Gwynedd Mercy: 1) you receive the same income tax savings you would if you wrote a check or made a credit card gift online, 2) you have the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent, and 3) your dollar goes further than if you were to sell the stock and donate the cash because the money you would have paid in taxes can instead go fully to the Gwynedd, maximizing your philanthropic impact of our Mercy mission.
Making a gift of appreciated securities also is as easy as instructing your broker to transfer the shares. Below is the information you need to assist in facilitating your stock transfer:
Gwynedd Brokerage Firm: Charles Schwab
Gwynedd DTC #: 0164
Account Name: Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Account #: 84144426
Gwynedd Tax ID Number: 23-1740598
Prior to the transfer, please be sure to notify Colleen Belz Frascatore ’89, director of advancement, with the name of the stock and number of shares so Gwynedd can ensure your gift is received and processed accurately. Colleen can be reached at email@example.com or 267-946-0948.
For tax year end, stock gifts need to be deposited into Gwynedd’s brokerage account before end of business (the NYSE closes at 4 PM) on December 30 for your gift to be tax deductible for 2022.
Corporate Matching Gifts
A matching gift occurs when participating companies match (sometimes up to double or triple) the amount donated to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School by employees, spouses, or retirees. Check with your company’s Matching Gift Coordinator, (usually in the Human Resources department), obtain a matching gift form, fill it out and return with your contribution.
Questions? Contact Mimi Craig, director of advancement services, at 967-946-0031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit (EITC) Program
The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs give individuals and business the opportunity to redirect their state tax dollars to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School in support of need-based scholarships for qualifying students.
In short, the program enables you to: 1) make a substantial need-based scholarship donation at little cost to you, 2) esnure a Gwynedd education is possible for all accepted students regardless of a family's financial circumstances, and 3) enrich our School community. Click here to learn more.
For more information and to learn how you can participate for Gwynedd, contact:
Colleen Belz Frascatore '89, director of advancement
267-946-0948 / email@example.com
Colleen Corace Connor '86, director of annual giving
267-946-0992 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts In Kind
Gifts in kind are gratefully accepted on a case by case basis to determine if they further the mission of the school. Special tax deductions are available for firms or individuals contributing gifts to educational institutions.
If you are interested in making a gift in kind, please contact Colleen Belz Frascatore '89, director of advancement, at 267-946-0948 of email@example.com.
Planned gifts are wonderful and easy ways through which you can support Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School as we strive to educate, inspire, and empower our young women in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.
Created in 2013, the Catherine McAuley Legacy Society is a group of Gwynedd alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who have pledged legacy gifts to support the mission of the School by naming Gwynedd in their will, trust, or other estate plans. Donors of all income levels are represented, and their membership alone demonstrates their deep commitment to ensuring Gwynedd’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower young women to be merciful in spirit, innovative in thought, and courageous in leadership.
If you have already named Gwynedd in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance or other asset, thank you. We invite you to fill out Gwynedd's Planned Gift Intention Form and return it to Gwynedd so we can welcome you as one of the Society’s newest members.
If this is something you haven’t yet done, please consider leaving a legacy reflective of your appreciation for Gwynedd. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to create a legacy, and costs nothing today. Many people are surprised to learn they can make a meaningful gift just by adding a few words to their written will, designating Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.
For more information, please contact Colleen Belz Frascatore ’89, director of advancement, at 267-946-0948 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to learn more.