Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12
Giving

Ways to Give

Thank you for your support of Bancroft School. The traditions of yesterday, successes of today, and innovations of the future are possible because of the generosity of people like you.

Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards

Gifts may be mailed directly to the Advancement Office at Bancroft School at 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01609. Please indicate the purpose of your gift in the memo field.

Or, make your credit card contribution online by clicking the Donate Now button. (Please note: Our secure online form allows for one donor name; if you wish to include another name, you may enter that information in the Comments area.)

Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds

Bancroft welcomes gifts of common stock. Securities should be donated electronically using standard DTC procedures. Please contact the Advancement Office at 508-853-2640, ext. 300 for DTC wire transfer instructions or any other questions you may have about gifts of stock.

Bancroft School is a registered non-profit charitable organization in Massachusetts and holds 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Contributions to Bancroft School are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs to promote charitable giving to qualified educational institutions and non-profit charities. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses too. Contact your personnel or human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift policy and forms. Simply send us the completed form, along with your donation, and we will do the rest.


The Bancroft Fund

Annual contributions are the most direct way you can support Bancroft's tradition of academic excellence. The Bancroft Fund secures vital unrestricted funds that go directly into the operating budget to support Bancroft's teaching programs, meet highest priority needs, and provide the financial flexibility to act on important new initiatives. Tuition covers approximately 88% of the operating budget. The Bancroft Fund helps bridge that gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.


  

Major Gifts

The future of Bancroft School depends on the generosity of our entire community of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends. Major gifts help the School achieve its near-term objectives as well as sustain us far into the future. Capital gifts frequently support new building initiatives that will provide increased opportunities for our students and improve campus facilities. Endowed funds represent the longest horizon of philanthropy. Bancroft's endowment contains a number of restricted and unrestricted endowment and scholarship funds. While endowments are established through sizable initial gifts, they may continue to grow with the addition of smaller gifts. Bancroft's endowment is managed by independent financial advisors and provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity.

Planned Giving

Bequests to Bancroft and other deferred or planned giving options allow donors to ensure security for their families while establishing a future legacy gift for the School. Planned gifts take several different forms and some may be augmented or altered as your circumstances change. A planned gift may also qualify you for an immediate tax benefit and/or a reduction of estate taxes. And in recognition of your planned gift, you will be invited to join the George Bancroft Legacy Society and help raise awareness about this important gift option. Visit our Gift Planning pages for more information.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate generally require that a donor give his or her entire interest in any property to qualify for a charitable deduction. However, one of the exceptions to this rule enables a donor to make a gift of a personal residence with the owner retaining a lifetime tenancy. Visit our Gift Planning pages for more information.

Insurance

Gifts of life insurance enable you to take a charitable deduction for the transfer of your ownership interest in the policy. Depending upon the circumstances, the deduction is based on your cost of the policy or its fair market value at transfer. If you continue to make the premium payments after the policy is transferred to Bancroft, these payments are charitable deductions each year. Visit our Gift Planning pages for more information.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs to promote charitable giving to qualified educational institutions and non-profit charities. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses too. Contact your personnel or human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift policy and forms. Simply send us the completed form, along with your donation, and we will do the rest.
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