WAYS of GIVing

Ways of Giving

Giving to Fontbonne is transformative. Your gift is the gift of education and it will enable us to continue to inspire truly remarkable girls who will one day transform our world. 

We are humbled by our community’s support. All of our Board of Trustees, all of our Faculty, and many Parents and Alumnae make Annual Gifts. 

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and generosity. On behalf of everyone here, we are profoundly grateful.

And please remember - every gift matters. 

Annual Giving

In any given year, Annual Giving provides between 9 to 15% of our School’s operating budget. These gifts bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a Fontbonne student and the revenue that tuition and fees provide.

Annual Giving underwrites every element of the Fontbonne experience - from faculty salaries, to academic and extracurricular programs, to financial aid.

Contributions are pledged over the course of our fiscal year, from July 1 through June 30.

Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.  

 

Annual Giving Levels

Mother Saint John Fontbonne Society ($100,000+)

Congregation of Saint Joseph Society ($50,000+)

Sapientiae et Gratia Society ($20,000+)

Good Fountain Society ($10,000+)

Saint Joseph Society ($9,999 – $5,000)

1954 Society ($4999 – $1000)

Dear Neighbor Society ($999-$100)

Friend of Fontbonne 

Outright Gifts

Checks, cash, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) can all be used to make contributions to Fontbonne on an outright basis. If using a credit card, please click here.

 

Secure Online Giving

To make a pledge, gift online or to make multiple, scheduled payments on your credit card, please click here. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jacqueline McKenna '83, Director of Advancement and Alumnae Relations, at jmckenna@fontbonneacademy.org.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of appreciated stock may provide tax advantages. Please consult your personal tax adviser for more information. If you would like to make a stock gift, please arrange with your broker about the number of shares you wish to donate to Fontbonne and contact Jacqueline McKenna '83, Director of Advancement and Alumnae Relations, at jmckenna@fontbonneacademy.org.

Giving appreciated stock is easy. It can be transferred to Fontbonne’s account by providing the following transfer instructions to your broker:

Bank Name: Depository Trust Company
Participant Account:    2803
FFC USB Trust: Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston
Account Number: 19-BC047*
Agent Bank ID:  26645
Institutional ID:  26645
Please call Ms. Debbie Stande, Controller - Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, to inform her of your transfer.  Debbie’s telephone number is 617.746.1609. Her FAX is 617.746.1618. The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston website is www.csjboston.org

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies offer matching gift programs and many provide this benefit to spouses, partners, and retired employees. Most corporate matching gifts are unrestricted and substantially increase the value of the individual's gift. Please check with the Human Resources office at your company to obtain a matching gift form. Complete and mail the form to the Mission Advancement Office, Fontbonne Academy, 930 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186. 

Please click below to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts to Fontbonne may provide tax advantages and estate planning benefits for you and your family. Please consult your personal tax adviser for more information. You may include a bequest to Fontbonne Academy in your estate plan or will. Such bequests can be for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or a residual portion. Bequests can also fund existing memorials and programs, or new scholarships at the school. In many cases, an outright gift of appreciated securities may provide tax advantages and estate planning benefits for you and your family. Please consult your personal tax adviser for more information. To learn about all the ways you can make a planned gift to Fontbonne, please click below.

Dedicate a Seat at the CSJ Center

The newly refurbished and beautiful CSJ Center at Fontbonne offers our students and the community of Greater Boston an opportunity to experience a modern Performing Arts Center in a neighborhood setting. You can purchase a seat and memorialize your gift with a personalized nameplate. For more information, please call or email Robert Marotta, Advancement Services Manager, at 617.615.3018 or rmarotta@fontbonneacademy.org