How to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Spartanburg Day School.

We are a 501(c) (3) charitable organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Below please find details on the many different ways you can make a donation to the School. If you have any questions. please contact our staff. We are happy to help.

Cash

Donations by check is the easiest and most common way to make a gift. Cash gifts may be used annually as charitable deductions on your federal income tax return to offset up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.

Please click here to make an online donation through our secure site.

Please click here to create an automated bank draft account.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual fund shares and bonds are fully tax-deductible charitable contributions. Such gifts are deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted annual gross income on your federal tax return with the same five-year carry-over deduction provision as cash gifts.

Remember that you must give the security itself, rather than selling it first and giving the cash, in order to avoid paying tax on the capital gain.

Please contact Mimi Killoren, Director of Giving at 864-582-8380 ext. 2015 or mimi.killoren@sdsgriffin.org for more information about appreciated securities.

Real Estate

The same tax advantages that apply to stocks and bonds also apply to real estate. You may give acreage, a farm, a lot, a house, a commercial building, or any other kind of real estate and receive a charitable deduction. Property must be cleared of any environmental issues and the Board of Trustees must vote to accept it.

Please contact Mimi Killoren, Director of Giving at 864-582-8380 ext. 2015 or mimi.killoren@sdsgriffin.org for more information about giving the gift of real estate.

Tangible Personal Property

You may give an asset of value; for example, an automobile, a painting, a coin collection, a piece of jewelry or equipment, etc., and receive a charitable deduction. The donor must have the proposed gift appraised by a qualified professional, subject to approval by the Business and Finance committee.

Please contact Mimi Killoren, Director of Giving at 864-582-8380 ext. 2015 or mimi.killoren@sdsgriffin.org for more information about donating personal property.

Corporate Gifts

Corporations are permitted by law to give away to qualified charitable organizations up to 10 percent of their pre-tax profits in any given fiscal year. This provision offers a double tax savings, in that neither the corporation nor the individual is taxed on the gift.

Please contact Mimi Killoren, Director of Giving at 864-582-8380 ext. 2015 or mimi.killoren@sdsgriffin.org for more information about corporate donations.

The Annual Fund is the school's most important source of revenue other than tuition.