There are many ways to contribute to the Wilton Education Foundation, and one or more of them will benefit your personal financial planning. We invite you to read on for more information, and to consider the various advantages of making a gift to the Wilton Education Foundation. For more information, please contact the foundation at 203.665.8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the Wilton Education Foundation are tax deductible in compliance with IRS regulations, and all donations have a direct impact on students. Checks can be made payable to the Wilton Education Foundation, P.O. Box 7090, Wilton, CT 06897. In addition to traditional check donations, there are many other options for you to invest in Wilton students:
Donate Online through PayPal
You can donate any time of year to WEF via PayPal even if you have already donated to our Annual Appeal this year, or in some other way to our programs. Please click here to make your donation to the Wilton Education Annual Appeal.
Ask your company about a payroll deduction or matching funds.
A gift of long-term, appreciated stock saves money in two ways: your income taxes are reduced because of the charitable donation, and you avoid the capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the shares yourself. Gifts of appreciated securities may also allow you to make a larger gift to the Wilton Education Foundation than you could with cash. Please contact your broker or financial planner for details.
Your company can become an active partner in funding a program with appropriate recognition. Please call 203.762.0588.
You can provide for the Wilton Education Foundation in your will or in a trust. The full value of a bequest is deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit to the size of a bequest. You may also establish a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust through your will, allowing you reduced estate taxes while providing for your heirs and for the Wilton Education Foundation. You may incorporate a bequest or testamentary trust to the Wilton Education Foundation when your will is originally drafted, or add one later in a codicil. The following wording is suggested for bequests of cash or property. For other forms of testamentary gifts, you should seek advice from your financial advisor. Suggested Wording for Bequests of Cash or Property:
- I give to the Wilton Education Foundation the sum of $_________ (or, ___ percentage of my estate).
- I give to the Wilton Education Foundation the following assets: (list securities, real estate, objects of art, or other property).