Ways To Support

Volunteering

Parents and volunteers are the lifeblood of any school, including TFA.  The school welcomes your help and participation in coordinating events from the Book Fair to the All-School Picnic. For information on how, when, and where you could make a difference, please contact the school.

Planned Giving

There are numerous ways to support TFA in the long run, from inclusion in wills to gifts of stock or gifts in kind.  To discuss any of these options which would be centered around your own personal goals, please feel free to contact the school. Any gift, for any purpose, can be made in honor of someone you designate.  Please let us know at the time of your gift if you are honoring someone, so that we can make proper acknowledgements.

Securities

By working with your broker or professionals who support you, we will discuss your goals to determine how to properly transfer assets with or without restrictions.  We realize that all transfers are different, and can involve either appreciated or depreciated securities.  Transfer dates will be established between your broker and the School’s agent.  In all cases, we will encourage close communication with your broker.

Wills, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Life Insurance

A bequest to TFA is another way for a parent, grandparent, or family member to demonstrate the impact the school has had in their student’s life on a deferred basis.  Gifts like this help insure the benefits of our school for the next generation, while in the case of charitable remainder trusts, providing short term benefits to you.  Life insurance designations also provide long-term benefit to the school with the potential for current tax benefits for the donor.  By naming the school as a beneficiary in a will, usually on a percentage basis, you have made a substantial gift to the school in a simple way.  We are happy to discuss these options with you and your financial representatives or insurance agents in the context of your own personal goals.

Direct Cash/Check Gifts

If you are making a donation by check, please make checks payable to The Fletcher Academy.  We are happy to discuss gifts which you would like to see dedicated to a particular program or purpose.

Real Estate or Other Assets

In some cases a gift of real estate may be a good way to combine the benefit of a significant future impact to TFA with potential capital gains advantages.  In all cases, an appraisal will be necessary for a gift of real estate, as well as approval of our Board of Directors.