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Within our legacy lies our future.

There is a long tradition of philanthropy at Miss Porter’s School, and it is the generosity of our past, present, and future donors that allows our school to thrive as an exemplary girls’ school. The many ways to support Miss Porter’s School are as unique as our donors. To match your means of making a gift with your philanthropic intention, browse through the ways of giving or contact a member of the Alumnae & Development Office.

Ancient Giving

Ancient participation to the Annual Fund is vital to maintaining a rigorous and dynamic education for our students, strengthening our athletic programs, and enhancing a young woman’s high school experience.

Class giving is a tradition which supports today’s students and teachers while honoring the past. Annual Fund gifts of every amount are an important way you can support the Miss Porter’s School mission. Matching gifts are an easy way to stretch your gift. Please click here for more information.

Parent and Family Giving

Annual Fund donations made by families reflect their belief in and support of the mission of Miss Porter’s School to educate young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world. The support provided by families of both current and past students is essential to the continued success of the school and underwrites a notable portion of the operating budget.

Ways of giving

There are many ways of making a gift to Miss Porter’s School. Please browse through the options below or contact Alumnae & Development Office staff to learn more at 860-409-3520.

Gift by cash or check

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

If you have questions, please contact the Database and Gift Services Manager at 860-409-3625. Your gift will be credited the day it is received.

Gift of Securities

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.

Please contact our Database and Gift Services Manager at (860) 409-3625 if you would like more information on making a gift of securities.

When you are ready to send your stock gift, follow these directions to help us properly credit your gift, or contact the Database and Gift Services Manager at (860) 409-3625 with your name, the type and number of shares and gift designation when the gift is sent.
Miss Porter’s School will credit the gift at the mean value on the day of irrevocable transfer to our account. Miss Porter’s School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 06-0646786.

Recurring Gift

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.

It is convenient to set up a recurring gift online by checking the recurring gift box to the right of the gift amount.

To set up your recurring gift by phone or if you have questions, please contact the Database and Gift Services Manager at (860) 409-3625.

Thank you for your generous support!

Planned Gift

See more information about making a planned gift to Miss Porter’s School or contact Susan MacColl Walker P’06, director of gift planning and stewardship, at 860-409-3626.

Matching Gift

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.

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 CorporationIMS 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

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