Ways To Give

Ways to Give


Thank you for considering an investment in the promise of a CDS education.   All gifts make an important and lasting difference in the lives of our students and faculty.   There are many ways to make a contribution - our goal is to help you find the right one for you and your family.

Matching Gifts

Many companies support philanthropic donations by matching your gift dollar for dollar. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here and double your impact for CDS today.

Outright Gifts

Cash (cash, check, credit card, paid in full or in installments)

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Appreciated Securities

Maximize your tax benefit for 2023, by making CDS your non-profit of choice. Most people think of cash when they consider charitable contributions, but many donors find significant tax savings sby donating gifts of appreciated securities.  More Info...

Real Estate

Real estate that may have appreciated over the years and is readily marketable may offer the donor a way to make a gift of greater value than is possible in cash or securities and, at the same time, avoid capital gains tax on the increased value of the property.

Planned Gifts | Life Insurance

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to create a legacy and to show your support for Carrollwood Day School and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to CDS. 


A bequest is a transfer, by will, of property such as cash, securities (stocks), or tangible property to an individual or a charitable organization.  We recommend that you check with your tax advisor for details regarding this method of donating.


To discuss any of these alternative gift approaches, please contact the Advancement Office. We will be happy to assist you in your gift planning. Carrollwood Day school accepts charitable gifts in accordance with the school’s Gift Acceptance Policy.