If you would like to support The Woodward School, there are many ways you can help.
You can make a donation to the school. only through the generosity of donors like you, can Woodward continue to maintain this commitment. Please help us sustain Woodward’s important mission. To donate by check, please mail to The Woodward School, Attn: Development Office, 1102 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Spread the word
Tell your family and friends about The Woodward School through social media. Help spread the word about Woodward and the importance of our mission by inviting your family and friends to connect with us on social media and share our social media posts.
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1894 scholarship Program
Help a deserving student with a Woodward Education. For a list of scholarship programs, click here. To learn more about scholarship giving, please contact Sarah Hogan '99, Director of Development & Alumnae Engagement, by calling (617) 773-5610, or by e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Where can I donate?
Answer: Contributions may be made online by credit card, by check, or in securities. Click to donate online. To donate by check, please mail to The Woodward School, Attn: Development Office, 1102 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
How much do I have to give to make a difference?
Answer: Every gift is appreciated and makes a difference to Woodward students, whether it's a gift of fifty dollars or several thousand dollars.
Does Woodward have a Matching Gift Program?
Answer: Yes, matching gift programs are a great way for you to double or even triple your contribution to Woodward! More and more corporations of all sizes offer matching gift programs as a way to promote positive employee and public relations for both employees and, in many cases, retirees. Thousands of companies participate in these programs, and through them, for any donation an individual gives to an IRS approved non-profit organization, the companies will make a contribution to the same organization. Programs are designed to achieve a range of objectives and may include the opportunity for your company to match a variety of gifts you make to Woodward including cash, life insurance, stocks and securities, charitable annuities and more. Check with your employer’s benefits department to determine if your place of business participates in a matching gifts program. For more information on matching gifts programs, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I receive a receipt?
Answer: Yes, you will receive a letter stating your donation for each contribution with appropriate tax information included.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Answer: All gifts are tax-deductible. Woodward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, of the Internal Revenue Code.
How do I donate property or securities?
Answer: Gifts of appreciated real estate or tangible personal property offer ways to fulfill pledges. A variety of options are available; each can offer tax advantages to the donor, and some provide for lifetime occupancy rights, or income, as well. Woodward must determine if gifts of real estate or personal property are appropriate for the School before they can be accepted.
How do I donate through Estate Planning?
Answer: The Heritage Society - A highly regarded Quincy physician, Dr. Ebenezer Woodward who died in 1869, left his estate to establish a school for Quincy-born girls. Established in 1998, Heritage Society honors individuals who have included The Woodward School for Girls in their estate plans. A "planned gift" is any charitable gift, current or deferred, that is planned, usually with professional advice, to optimize a donor's financial, tax, and estate plans while helping to secure the long-term financial security of one or more recipient charitable institutions. Feel free to browse here to find out more about various planned giving opportunities for Woodward donors. Among the various forms of planned gifts that are recognized by membership in the Heritage Society are bequests, gifts of life insurance, property or tangible assets, charitable lead trusts, and charitable remainder trusts.
Bequests enable donors to make substantial gifts to the School through their estate. Woodward receives the gift upon the donor’s death. The most common types of assets used to make a bequest are cash, securities, real estate and personal property. Bequests are used to support the endowment unless otherwise specified.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Donors might consider assigning their present life insurance policy to The Woodward School. You may also designate the School as the sole beneficiary of the policy, retaining the right to change the beneficiary.
Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)
Donors of charitable lead trusts transfer assets to an independent trustee for a specified term, during which time Woodward receives a fixed percentage of the trust assets as income. At the end of the specified term, the principal returns to the donor or donor specified beneficiaries. A CLT can be established with cash, bonds, listed securities, closely held stock or income-producing real estate.
Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT)
Charitable remainder trusts are advisable for donors who wish to make life income gifts with greater control and flexibility of trust management. Charitable remainder trusts provide income for a specified term. When the trust expires, the principal is available to Woodward. The donor is entitled to a charitable deduction at the time the trust is created; no capital gains tax is imposed on the donation of appreciated securities and the gift reduces the size of the taxable estate. There are two types of charitable remainder trusts. A unitrust pays a percentage of the fair market value of the trust's assets as revalued each year. An annuity trust pays a fixed income amount each year. Most assets can be used to set up the trust, including stock, cash and real estate. The donor has flexibility in the choice of trustee and investment decisions.