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Sant Bani School is a 501©3 non-profit institution that depends upon annual contributions from alumni, parents and friends. All donations are tax deductible. Our Federal ID number is 02-2655524.
Checks, money orders, and credit card payments are all considered to be cash. You may make a cash donation to the school, either as a one-time gift or as a pledge in monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual installments. To make a credit card gift (one-time and/or recurring), please use our secure on-line giving option (accessed via the Donate Now button on the left). To make a gift with a check or money order, please send to:
If you work for a corporation that provides matching funds for charitable gifts, your donation can be doubled or tripled. If you have questions about matching gifts, your present employer can help you.
Gifts of Property
If you would like to make a gift to the school of securities, land, buildings, or other properties, you will receive a charitable deduction for the full value of the gift. You also avoid the payment of capital tax gains that would be required if the property were sold. While the amount of the deduction in the year of the gift may not exceed 50% of your adjusted gross income, any excess beyond this amount may be carried forward for five years. Please call us at 603-934-4240 with any questions.
Bequests: The Swan’s Nest
You may elect to name Sant Bani School as a beneficiary of your will. We call the group of people who have done so “The Swan’s Nest” and invite you to join them. If you are interested in ways to incorporate Sant Bani into your Estate Plan, or you don’t have an Estate Plan but are thinking about one, please read Shep Erhart’s thoughtful explanation on how to get the process started and some of the options available.
If you have appreciated securities but need the future income from these securities for the remainder of your life and the life of your spouse, a planned gift may make the most sense for you. There are two options that we provide.
First, you can donate the securities to the Sant Bani School Pooled Income Fund. The Pooled Income Fund is invested in a mixture of dividend-paying stocks and bonds. The Fund currently will pay you 5% per year of the value of your gift. This payment may vary slightly from year to year, depending on the market, but historically the payout rate has grown modestly over time.
Second, you can also donate securities and receive a Gift Annuity that will pay you a fixed rate each year (based on the value of your gift) for the rest of your life and the life of another person. With a gift annuity, you are assured a constant level of monthly, quarterly, or yearly payments.
If you are considering a large gift either to the Pooled Income Fund or for a Gift Annuity, you may wish to consider a charitable remainder trust. For specialized estate planning advice, please talk to an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area.
A corporation may annually deduct a portion of its net income as a charitable contribution. To the extent that its annual contribution exceedsthe limit, the corporation can carry forward and deduct the excess during the next five years. Some companies may choose to pledge a fixed percent of their net profits each year.