Ways of Giving

There are numerous ways to give. Explore the options below and see what's best for you.

One-Time and Recurring Online Gifts

Make your gift online, either a one-time gift or set up recurring gifts. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express,  Discover Card, and direct debit. You may also set up credit card gifts and direct debit contributions by calling Rebecca Lay at 802-387-6213.  Please do not email credit card information.


By check, make payable to The Putney School and mail to The Putney School Development Office, 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney, VT 05346.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities or mutual fund shares may provide tax benefits to the donor, being tax-deductible at fair market value on the date of transfer (Note: Stock must be held for one year before it qualifies for a tax deduction). Please consult with your financial planner, and contact us for transfer instructions. development@putneyschool.org or 802-387-6213.

Planned Giving

Gifts that pay you income for life are a tool that can provide for both your family and for Putney. Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Trusts generally provide income during your life, tax deductions (both income and estate), and avoidance of capital gains taxes. 

Bequests and Designations

The simple step of including Putney as a beneficiary in your Will or retirement fund can provide a future of opportunity and stability for Putney students. Whether a percentage of your estate or a specified amount, remembering Putney when you make your Will or designate beneficiaries will make a difference. 

Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property

Gifts of real estate, art, musical instruments, equipment, furnishing, or other tangible property may make wonderful and useful gifts to Putney. These gifts are generally defined as non-cash donations and should be reported at the face (fair market) value. 

Endowment Gifts

Putney welcomes gifts to all existing endowment funds, as well as the creation of new named funds. Endowment gifts are a way to create a lasting legacy of support for The Putney School. 

For further information, please contact:
Hugh Montgomery
Director of Development
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346-8675
802-387-6277 (fax)

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