Gifts can be made online, or over the phone by calling us at 860-409-3520 or toll-free at 800-HI-SARAH option 2.
Gifts by check
Please make checks payable to Miss Porter's School. Please include your name and class, if applicable, and indicate either the Annual Fund or the name of the fund the gift is to benefit. Checks may be mailed to:
Miss Porter's School Alumnae and Development Office 60 Main Street Farmington, CT 06032
Donating appreciated securities is a good way to make a gift to Miss Porter's School. If you own stock or mutual fund shares that have appreciated in value, you can give these shares to the school and not have to pay any capital gain tax on your “paper profit.” And you can take a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full appreciated value of the securities, subject to some limitations, if you have held them for more than one year.
The recurring gift program is an easy, secure, and convenient way to support Miss Porter’s School. You simply select an amount to be billed to your credit card each month, every-other-month, or quarterly. Recurring gifts reduce administration costs, allowing more of each gift to be used immediately to support the top priorities at Miss Porter’s School. And because your annual gift will be broken into smaller monthly amounts, a recurring gift may allow you to increase your yearly contributions to the next level.
Many companies around the nation set up programs to match gifts given by employees to non-profit organizations like us. This allows the company to make charitable contributions while giving you the satisfaction of maximizing your generous gift.
Most of the companies that participate in matching gift programs often match gifts on a one to one basis, essentially doubling the amount of your gift. Some companies even match on a two to one basis, therefore tripling your gift! Retired from your company? Numerous companies also match gifts from retirees.
Companies have different means of submitting matching gift information. The most common way is to simply ask your Human Resources department for a matching gift form. Once you complete the employee portion of the form, send it to us and we’ll do the rest!
You can check if your company matches gifts by searching its name in this matching gift database. If you have any questions regarding the matching gift process, please contact the Database and Gift Services Manager at 860-409-3625. We will help you determine if your company matches gifts as well as help you with any questions about the process.
Here are some of the top matching gift companies in Connecticut:
General Electric United Technologies Corporation International Paper The Hartford Financial Services Group Aetna, Inc. Xerox Corporation MeadWestvaco Corporation Praxair Inc. Pitney Bowes Inc. Emcor Group Inc. Pfizer, Inc. Phoenix Companies Applera Corporation Hubbell Inc. UST Inc. Crane Co. Olin Corporation
IMS Health Inc. Arch Chemicals Inc. Hexcel Corporation Barnes Group Inc. Gartner Inc. Dictaphone Swisher International Group Lydal Inc. Meta Group Inc. Bayer ESPN, Inc. Stanley, Black and Decker Travelers UBS Towers Perrin Quest Diagnostics Goodrich Corporation