So many ways YOU can make a difference.
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.
Give BIG! St. Helena
Each year on March 24 (the anniversary of St. Helena's founding), the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation joins with the Parent Groups representing St. Helena's four public schools to present a commuity-wide social fundraiser, Give BIG! St. Helena. The single largest fundraiser for our public schools, donations- large and small- come from across the Napa Valley and around the world, as students, parents, alumni, community members and local businesses encourage support from friends, family and colleagues through their social networks. To learn more about Give BIG! St. Helena click or visit www.givebigsthelena.org.
Make Public Education Your Legacy
Help the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation expand educational opportunities for our community's students and teachers for generations to come by becominig a member of The St. Helena Public Schools Foundation Endowment Trust Legacy Leaders and making the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation Endowment Trust the beneficiary of your estate gift!
Become a Legacy Leader and ensure the futures of generations od students in St. Helena's public schools. A bequest will align your estate plan with your values and will take the guesswork out of the equation for your survivors.
Your gift will be managed wisely and will make a significant difference in the lives of St. Helena public school students and the well-being of St. Helena as a community.
Your Legacy Leader membership involves no dues, obligations , or solicitation, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you. The St. Helena Public Schools Foundation is honored to list those who notify us of their gift, whatever its form or size, as Legacy Leaders, either as named or anonymous members. Your membership will inspire others to support the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation!
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 Schools Foundation.
Qualified Pension Plans
Designating St. Helena Public Schools 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.
Many planned gift options are available; please contact our planned giving advisors, Joel Toller, Endowment Trust Liaison, at 707.738.6860 or Kelly Crane, Board Director, at 707.963.5096 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance and additional information.