Ways to Give
Thank you for your support of Ursuline Academy. It is because of gifts from you and many others who believe in the Ursuline mission that the school is one of the finest in the area in educating young women. Gifts help improve the quality of the education students receive on a daily basis.
Your gift will.....
- Help maintain and improve curriculum
- Hold down the cost of tuition
- Provide instructional materials and support services
- Assist Ursuline Academy in its goal of justly compensating our dedicated faculty and staff
- Assist in necessary maintenance of and improvements to the physical plant
- Benefit you with a tax deduction for making a charitable gift
Gifts can be made to Ursuline Academy through any of the ways listed below.
You can easily and securely make an online gift to the school. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
Checks can me made out to Ursuline Academy and sent directly to the Advancement Office at the school:
85 Lowder Street
Dedham, MA 02026
You can call the Advancement Office at Ursuline during school business hours from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to make your gift over the phone. To do so, please call 781-493-7715.
You may find that you are able to increase your annual gift to Ursuline Academy by making a pledge for payment over several months. Pledges for the Annual Fund must be paid by June 30th of the current academic year.
Matching gifts allow your donation to be doubled or even tripled. This is an excellent way to make your gift go further in support of Ursuline. There are many companies that will match charitable donations made by employees. Check with your organization to confirm if it matches gifts and if you can take advantage of the program.
Planned gifts help solidify the school's long-term future and can include bequests, life insurance or an individual retirement account. If you wish to make a gift of this type, email the Director of Advancement or call 781-493-7714.
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
Securities are excellent ways to give, particularly if they have appreciated in value. The full market value of the stock is tax deductible, not just the original investment cost. Thus, you may avoid capital gains taxes. If you wish to make a gift of this type, email the Director of Advancement or call 781-493-7714.
Both real estate and personal property qualify as charitable gifts that would benefit Ursuline Academy. Consider real estate such as residences, land, and buildings as well as antiques, jewelry, artwork/coin collections, or other collectibles. (Appraisal would be part of your gift.) If you wish to make a gift of this type, email the Director of Advancement or call 781-493-7714.
Business and In-Kind Gifts
Businesses can make gifts and receive tax deductions as well. Businesses can give gifts of inventory, equipment, materials, and services as well as cash. If you own your own business, giving through your business is another way to benefit Ursuline Academy and positively impact your taxes. Individuals may make in-kind gifts of equipment, supplies, and materials, and in-kind gifts are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you wish to make a gift of this type, email the Director of Advancement or call 781-493-7714.
Memorial Gifts and Gifts in Honor
A gift may be given to the Annual Fund in memory of a loved one or in honor of a family member, friend, or special teacher. In honor gifts are a wonderful way to acknowledge a birthday or other special occasion, and all such gifts are acknowledged to the donor and the honoree and will be listed in the Annual Report.
Designating Your Gift
While unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are very important because they allow greater flexibility and can be used wherever most needed, you may designate your gift if you so choose. You may decide to direct your gift to benefit a scholarship fund, the library, the fine arts (drama/music/art) or athletics.
All gifts to Ursuline Academy are greatly appreciated and wisely used. Your philanthropic support is magnified at Ursuline and the girls benefit.