giving to serra
The continued excellence of Junípero Serra High School is made possible by the outstanding financial support of all of our constituents. Every gift to Serra, regardless of size, contributes to the growth of our programs and enhances the opportunities and experiences available to our students and faculty. We thank you for your support!
Outrights gifts can include cash, Visa or MasterCard. Gifts can be made online. All cash gifts are fully tax deductible, up to the maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income. Excess can be carried over and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.
Gifts of Securities:
Gifts of stock offer two-fold savings. Donors pay no capital gains on the increased value of the appreciated stock and receive an income tax deduction for the full market value at the time of the gift. Transferring securities is easy; however to insure proper tax credit, timely acknowledgment, and accurate processing of your stock donation, please contact the Development Office for a transfer form and more information.
Gifts of Real Estate:
Real property, either in entirety or in part, can be deeded to Serra. It is even possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home or farm to the school now, while continuing to occupy the property for life. All real estate transactions are subject to inspection and final approval by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Many employers participate in a matching gifts program. This is a tremendous benefit that can double or sometimes even triple your gift to Serra. Check with your human resources department for matching gift forms. If you are not sure if your employer provides matching gifts, Click Here for a list of employers who do so.
Memorial and Honorary Tribute Gifts:
A gift to the Memorial Endowment Fund can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided a loved one's life. Gifts provide a tribute in memory of a loved one's passing or may honor a person during his/her lifetime. All contributions to the memorial program help fund financial aid for deserving families, assuring the continuance of Serra's legacy of inclusiveness and diversity. Click here to make a donation online today.
The Father Serra Heritage Society:
Members of this society have thoughtfully included Serra in their estate plans or wills. These gifts of forethought and generosity take many forms: bequests, living trusts, or life income plans, which name Junipero Serra High School as beneficiaries in their estate plans or wills. If you would like more information about making a planned gift, contact Lars Lund at (650) 573-9935 ext. 124 or email by clicking here.
If you would like more information about giving to the Annual Fund, the Building for Our Future capital campaign, or special events, contact the Development Office at 650-573-9935.
How to Make a Bequest to Junípero Serra High School