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 the endowment and contributions from our extended community.

Many alumni, 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 someone's honor, or in memory of a loved one.

For more information about the ways to give, contact Christine Jefferson, director of development and alumni relations, at 215-561-5900 ext. 3141 or chrisj@friends-select.org

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 Relations
1651 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1284

Credit - To make a secure, online donation, click here.

Venmo - Have a Venmo account? Search @Friends-Select on the Venmo Application. 


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. 

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 Price Wetzel Society of Friends Select School.

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.

Give Back Programs

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


Become a Friends Select Fund volunteer! Parents, grandparents, current and former faculty, alumni, and Friends are all welcome. Activities include phonathons, personal follow-up, committee meetings, and other duties.


Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching programs for their employees. If you work for a company that matches gifts to schools, your contribution to Friends Select may be doubled or even tripled.

We will give you full credit for both gifts. For example, if you give $500 to the Friends Select Fund and your company provides a matching gift of $500, we will list you as a member of The Benefactors Society.

Check with your employer before making a financial gift to Friends Select to see if your company will match your contribution in full or in part. Please ask for forms in your benefits office.

Retail Partnerships

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

Box Tops for Education

You can earn money for Friends Select School by clipping Box Tops coupons from your groceries. Every unexpired Box Top raises 10 cents for the school. Bring your unexpired Box Tops to the front desk, and we will take it from there. Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $300 million since 1996. To see participating products like NESTLÉ® and Ziploc®, click here.



When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Friends Select School. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-0604370 and support us every time you shop.



Friends Select School is an active participant in the eScrip program, which enables the school to earn money every time someone makes a purchase at a participating eScrip merchant.

There is no additional cost in making your purchase through eScrip. Participating merchants will make contributions to Friends Select based on purchases. Participating merchants include Whole Foods, Lands' End, Amazon.com, Gap, Office Max, and hundreds of other retailers.

Register online at www.escrip.com. Friends Select’s identification number is 6505958.


Make your shopping count! Register with OneCause and identify Friends Select as your school of choice. Then, shop at any of the more than 300 online stores and catalog merchants, and up to 20% of each purchase will benefit Friends Select at no cost to you.

Register online at www.OneCause.com