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Giving Guide

By considering the many different ways to make a donation to Horace Mann School, you can select a gift vehicle that best suits your needs and interests. Often, by selecting the right gift, you may be able to make a more substantial contribution and reap significant tax and estate planning benefits in the process. For more information on how to give any of these types of gifts, please contact Melissa Parento '90, Director of Development at 718-432-3456 or Please note: All requests for information will be kept confidential.

Cash Gifts: These gifts are the simplest form of support you can give to Horace Mann School. Contributions may be made by personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or electronic bank transfer. When you make a gift of cash, you are entitled to an income tax deduction of the amount subject to tax deduction limitations. For more information on this type of gift, contact us at 718-432-3450.

  • To make an online gift with a credit card, click here.
  • To send a check, please make the check payable to Horace Mann School and send it to Horace Mann School, Alumni House and Development Office, 231 West 246th Street, Bronx, NY 10471.
  • For stock or wire transfer instructions, please contact Kristen Pietraszek, Director of Annual Giving, at 718-432-3459 or

Gifts of Securities: Gifts of long-term appreciated stock entitle you to an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock and allow you to avoid the capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the stock, subject to tax deduction limitations. Contributions may be made directly through brokerage accounts or by physical delivery of stock certificates and powers. Owners of stock in closely held corporations may be able to use a transfer of shares to Horace Mann as part of a succession strategy to plan their estates more effectively. For more information on transferring securities, contact Kristen Pietraszek at 718-432-3459 or

Commemorative Gifts: Members of the Horace Mann community can choose to pay tribute to a family member, teacher, classmate, or loved one by making a gift to the Annual Fund in honor or in memory of that person. These gifts provide unrestricted support that will benefit current and future students. For more information on this type of gift, please contact Melissa Parento '90 at 718-432-3456 or

Planned Gifts: Planned gifts include annuities, trusts, bequests, property and endowed scholarship funds. These gifts may provide the opportunity to minimize income and estate taxes, provide one or more beneficiaries with income for a period of time or a lifetime, reduce capital gains taxes, and more effectively distribute estate assets. For more information on planned giving, please contact Melissa Parento '90 by phone at 718-432-3456 or

Matching Gifts: We invite members of the Horace Mann community to utilize corporate matching gifts programs to increase the size of a gift. If you, your spouse or partner work for a company with a matching gifts program, your gift may be doubled or even tripled by your employer. All you have to do is complete the matching gift form available in your employer's personnel office and enclose it with your gift. For more information, you may also contact Kristen Pietraszek at 718-432-3459 or

To check to see if your company matches gifts, please click here to search.

Other Gifts: To receive more information about giving opportunities at Horace Mann School, please visit the Philanthropy FAQ or tell us what you'd like to know and we will contact you.