So many ways YOU can make a difference.
Become a Partner
Many businesses understand that support for education promotes the economic vitality of their community. Many options for giving exist and our team can work with your company to tailor a program that meets your needs and objectives.
All corporate contributions, unless otherwise specified, are highlighted on St. Helena Public Schools Foundation communication materials and on our website. If your business would like to contribute or learn more about our corporate giving programs, please click on the button below.
Make a Donation
Your contribution to the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation, whether large or small, will help strengthen our community and prepare our children for brighter futures.
Please click below to make a donation. If you would prefer to send a check, details can be found here.
Volunteer or Provide In-Kind Support
The St. Helena Public Schools Foundation relies on volunteers for support and assistance. Volunteer involvement options include service on our Board of Directors, administrative or program work and professional service assistance.
If you are interested in volunteering or providing professional services as an “in-kind” donation, please click the button below to access our contact for and tell us how you can help.
More Ways To Support The St. Helena Public Schools Foundation
You can quickly make a gift using your credit card online by clicking on any of the links provided, but if you would prefer to write a check, or would like to explore additional options for giving, please read through the options listed here.
Whatever method you choose, your gift is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law.
If you wish to use a credit card but do not want to give online, you can call us at 707.738.8837.
Gifts by Check
You can make out a check to St. Helena Public School Foundation, and mail it to:
St. Helena Public Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 305
St. Helena, CA 94574
Gifts of Securities
Ask your financial advisor about the tax benefits of donating appreciated securities. Should you wish to make a gift of stock, please call us at 707.738.8837 for transfer instructions.
Some employers offer to match charitable gifts made by their employees. If your company has this policy, contact your employer's benefits office to obtain necessary instructions.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
You may choose to make a gift in honor or memory of another person. Simply indicate on whose behalf you are making your gift when you donate. If you would like us to notify your honoree, please provide us with their name and address.
Planned gifts allow our donors to be partners in education while realizing tangible financial gains. Planned giving allows donors to make charitable contributions at a future date, retaining the use of the assets in the meanwhile. Planned giving can meet estate-planning needs, while also fulfilling charitable intentions. With careful planning, donors can have more control over what both heirs and favorite charities ultimately receive.
Please check with your financial or legal advisors to help you evaluate the best strategy for your situation. Whatever method you choose, please let us know about your decision, so your gift can be properly acknowledged.
A bequest in your will is the simplest form of planned gift and allows you to provide an enduring gift to St. Helena Public School Foundation.
Qualified Pension Plans
Designating St. Helena Public School Foundation as the beneficiary to your IRA, Keogh, or other qualified pension plan can provide significant tax benefits. Assets in these plans accumulate without being taxed, but at the point of distribution can result in significant taxation.
Life Insurance Policy
Life insurance can maximize the size of the charitable gift you are able to make, and can also serve as a versatile estate-planning tool.
Life Income Gifts
Life income gifts are powerful philanthropic tools. They typically provide income to the donor, a donation to a charity, and both income and estate benefits. There are a number of different types of life income gifts, like charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, and revocable charitable remainder trusts.