Ways to Give

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The value of a Friends Select education is incalculable. The actual cost of educating a child, however, is indeed measurable and escalating quickly. Tuition provides 80 percent of the school's operating revenue. To fill the gap, Friends Select relies on income from endowment and contributions from the extended Friends Select community.

Many alumni/ae, families and friends have made contributions to the Friends Select Fund, an annual philanthropic tradition. These gifts from members of the Friends Select family weave a strong fabric of financial support -- providing the school's leadership with the financial flexibility to respond to emerging needs.

There are many ways to support Friends Select. Here are a few of the options to make a gift in your own name, in an individual's honor or in memory of a loved one.

Cash Contributions and Pledges

You can make a one-time contribution or pledge an amount to be paid over three years. Either option may provide a charitable deduction.

Checks- Please make check payable to "Friends Select School." You may drop this gift off at the front desk or mail to:

Friends Select School
Development and Alumni/ae Relations
1651 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1284

Credit- To make a secure, on-line donation, click here

Securities

Appreciated stock may be transferred electronically to Friends Select, offering you two benefits: a charitable deduction and elimination of capital gains tax on the asset. For more information contact Chris Jefferson, Director of Development, at 215-561-5900, ext 3141 or email chrisj@friends-select.org.

Planned Giving and Bequests

You may designate a specific amount or percentage of your estate for Friends Select by including instructions in your will. You will become a member of the Wetzel Society of Friends Select School. For more information click the above link or contact Chris Jefferson, Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations at 215-561-5900 ext. 3142 or chrisj@friends-select.org

Charitable Gift Annuities

These gifts preserve income for you or someone you designate during your lifetime, after which the principal is transferred to Friends Select. For more information contact Chris Jefferson, Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations, at 215-561-5900 ext. 3141 or chrisj@friends-select.org.

Give Back Programs

There are several ways in which you can support Friends Select School through your retail purchases. See Friends Select Retail Partnerships.

Volunteering

Be a Friends Select Fund Volunteer— Parents, Grandparents, Current and Former Faculty, Alumni/ae and Friends are all welcome! If you are interested in advocating for annual giving please contact

Chris Jefferson, Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations, at 215-561-5900 ext. 3141 or chrisj@friends-select.org. Activities include phonathons, personal follow-up, committee meetings and other duties.