Ways of Giving


Gifts of Cash

Your tax-deductible check may be made payable to Friends School of Wilmington and mailed to:

Development Office
Friends School of Wilmington
350 Peiffer Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28409

You will receive a receipt that dates your gift based upon the postmark of the envelope or the date the gift is hand delivered to the Development Office.

Gifts Online

Click here to instantly make a secure online gift to the Annual Fund using your credit card via PayPal or Network for Good.

Stock or other Marketable Securities

A gift of appreciated securities, which you have held for one year or more, is frequently the most economical way to give. You can take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date you transfer ownership to Friends School of Wilmington, and you avoid capital gains tax. The tax advantage of this gift is lost if you instruct your broker to sell the stock and send the proceeds from the sale to Friends School of Wilmington.

Matching Gifts

We urge you to check with your human resources department to see if your employer has a matching gift program. A program such as this will increase the amount of your gift, and you will receive gift credit for the total amount of your gift and the matching gift.

Gifts Made Through Your Estate and Financial Plan

There are tax-wise opportunities for you to support Friends School of Wilmington through your estate and financial plan. Some opportunities may even provide you with income for life and/or immediate tax deductions.

These “planned gifts” include such giving methods as

  • Leaving a gift to Friends School of Wilmington in your will;
  • Making a gift of real estate while retaining life-time tenancy;
  • Making Friends School of Wilmington the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, lead trust, life insurance policy, or retirement plan; or
  • Making Friends School of Wilmington the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

For more information about Planned Giving, please contact Director of Development, Lona Popovic at lonap@fsow.org or  910.792.1811.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate may be given to Friends School of Wilmington either outright or as an asset to fund charitable trusts. Friends School of Wilmington requires that a comprehensive review of the property, including environmental assessment, be made prior to acceptance of a gift.

Automobile Donation

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to Friends School of Wilmington - it's 100% tax deductible!  Learn more at http://fsow-cardonations.org/ or call 855-500-7433.


A gift pledged to the Annual Fund (which runs from July 1 to June 30) must be received by Friends School of Wilmington no later than June 30th. Friends School of Wilmington will send you a pledge reminder each fall and spring until your pledge is paid in full.

Please contact Lona Popovic for more information about making a gift in support of Friends School of Wilmington. lonap@fsow.org or 910.792.1811. Thank you!



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