Ways of Giving
Los Encinos School accepts donations using all major credit cards.
These donations are made through a single payment or a pledge over several months or years. Please make checks payable to Los Encinos School.
A gift of stock may offer tax savings in two ways. By donating stock to our school, you may avoid paying capital gains taxes on the increase in stock value. In addition, your gift provides you an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of giving.
Matching Corporate Gifts
Many employers match employee donations, presenting a way to leverage your gift into an even larger donation. Please check with your Human Resources department and follow its instructions to initiate a matching gift.
Gifts in Kind
Los Encinos School welcomes gifts of tangible personal property that can be used to further the school’s mission or provide an operational savings. By donating items like computers, audio-visual equipment, athletic equipment and books, donors not only reduce their taxable estate, they also reduce taxable income in the year of the gift. Donors and their tax advisors assign a fair market value to the gift for tax purposes.
Bequests and Planned Gifts
Planned giving is a gift vehicle that allows you to donate via a trust, an annuity, or, most commonly, a bequest. Including Los Encinos School in your will can establish a permanent family legacy and provide tax benefits, a life income benefit, or other favorable estate arrangements. Your own tax advisor, attorney, or estate planning professional can help you determine the best way for you to make a gift to Los Encinos School.