Ways to Give

Ways to Give


The value of a Friends Select education is incalculable. 

However, the cost of educating a child is measurable and on the rise. Tuition provides 80 percent of the school's operating revenue. To fill the gap, Friends Select relies on income from the endowment and the generosity of our community. These contributions create a strong financial foundation, allowing the school’s leadership to adapt to evolving needs.

There are many ways to support Friends Select School. You can designate your gift to a program, or make your gift in honor of someone special like a beloved coach or teacher, or in memory of a loved one. 

For more information about the ways to make your gift, Email or Call Christine Jefferson, chief development officer.

Cash, Credit, Check, or Venmo

To make a secure, online donation, click here.

Cash and checks made payable to "Friends Select School" may be dropped off at the front desk or mailed to:

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

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

Planned Giving and Bequests

You may designate a specific amount or percentage of your estate for Friends Select School by including instructions in your will. 

When you make a gift to Friends Select School from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed into the Price Wetzel Legacy Society and join other supporters and friends who value the school and its mission. 

Gifts of Stock

One of the biggest tax advantages in charitable giving continues to be the double benefit donors receive when donating appreciated assets to Friends Select School instead of cash. By giving appreciated assets (like stocks held for more than one year), you'll get a charitable tax deduction for the full value of the asset and avoid any capital gains tax that would have applied if you had sold the stock and made your gift in cash.

Please provide the following information in your request when directing your broker to transfer your shares to Friends Select:

Friends Select School
1651 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284
EIN: 23-0604370

Friends Select Brokerage Account
Send to: Morgan Stanley
DTC: 0015
Acct. Name: Friends Select School
Account#: 474021058-303

Note: It is important to notify Friends Select’s development office of the specifics of this transaction (stock name, share quantity, gift designation) so we can credit your gift appropriately. Please Email or Phone Mallory Burgan, director of advancement services.

Corporate Matching Gift Programs

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.

And, you will receive 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, you will be acknowledged as a member of The Benefactors Society for your gift of $1,000.

For more information, please Email or Phone Mallory Burgan, director of advancement services.

Pennsylvania State Tax Credit Program to Support Friends Select

Anyone paying at least $3,500 in PA state taxes can reallocate 100% of these tax dollars to support financial aid for Friends Select students. Typically, a household income of approximately $114,000 annually would qualify if you pay taxes in PA.

To take advantage of this opportunity, the development office can help you claim tax credits. They run out every year so act now. Learn more here.

For more information, please Email or Phone Angela Winterrowd, director of leadership gifts.





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