Ways to Give

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List of 10 items.

  • Check

    Please make check payable to Fenwick High School. Mail to 505 Washington Boulevard Oak Park, IL 60302 Attn: Institutional Advancement
  • Credit and Debit Card

    Visa, Master Card, AmEx, Discover on-line to Make a Gift.
  • Cryptocurrency

    Fenwick High School is now accepting donations via cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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  • Publicly Traded Securities

    Below you will find DTC delivery instructions and the potential tax advantages of donating stock.
    Fenwick High School Tax ID# 36-1066828
    Securities that are being contributed to Fenwick High School may be transferred directly to BMO Financial Group electronically via DTC.
    1. Electronic (DTC) Transfers
    Your broker should transfer the stock to the school’s account at BMO Financial Group. Wire instructions for your broker follow:
    BMO Financial Group, Milwaukee DTC #0992
    Fenwick High School 61-1908-01-3
    Donor: (last name)
    Attn: Securities Movement

    2. Electronic (DTC) Transfers of Mutual Funds

    Your broker should transfer the stock to the school’s account at BMO Financial Group. Wire instructions for your broker follow:

    BMO Financial Group, Milwaukee DTC #5409
    Fenwick High School 61-1908-01-3
    Donor: (last name)
    Attn: FIS Wealth Outsourcing Solutions – Mutual Fund Dept
    Contact at BMO Financial Group: Marion Miles, Asst. Vice President

    Please have your broker contact Cindy Erwin ( at Fenwick High School to notify them of your gift. Provide the following information:

    Donor name and address
    Name of security being transferred
    Number of shares
    Date of transfer

    If you choose to make a gift of shares, please alert your broker to let our broker know who you are and the number and type of shares you wish to donate, so we can properly and timely acknowledge your gift.

    Gifts of appreciated stock can be a very tax-efficient way to donate to Fenwick. When you elect to make a donation to Fenwick of long-term appreciated stock, you receive the full value of the shares as a tax-deductible charitable donation and you can avoid long-term capital gains tax.

    For example, if you own 20 shares of XYZ Corp. currently valued at $2,000 with a cost basis of $1,000 that you have held for more than one year, you can donate the stock today for $2,000 and avoid paying capital gains tax on the $1,000 gain on the stock. Fenwick receives $2,000 and you would be able to take a charitable tax deduction for the full $2,000 gift. If you elect to sell that stock first and donate the net proceeds (assuming 15% long-term capital gains tax rate), you would pay $150 in capital gains tax (15% of the $1,000 gain), and make a $1,850 gift to Fenwick for which you could take a charitable tax deduction.
  • Recurring Gifts

    Fenwick Guardians is Fenwick's monthly-giving program. Guardians are generous and loyal benefactors who commit to an automated monthly gift via credit card or ACH withdrawal. Please visit Fenwick Guardian or contact Cindy Erwin, Director of Annual Giving or 708-948-0324 for more information.
  • Pledges

    A pledge may be made within the same fiscal year (July 1 to June 30): e.g., a pledge for annual giving can be made in the fall with the intention it be paid in the spring. Or a pledge can be made for a multi-year period including either/both the Fenwick Fund and/or the Centennial Capital Campaign. For example, a combined pledge may be something like the following: $10,000/year for five years (total of $50,000) to be evenly split between $5,000/year for the Fenwick Fund and $5,000/year for the Centennial Campaign.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many corporations encourage their employees' community interests by matching some or all (usually up to a maximum amount) of employees' charitable gifts.

    Matching gifts from employers are an excellent way for you to leverage your gift to Fenwick and receive credit for that matching gift in your gift record. We strongly encourage you to see if your employer has a matching gift program, and if so, to take advantage of it to increase your gift to Fenwick!

    Click here to see if your employer will match your donation!
  • Event Participation

    Fenwick's three main institutional fundraising events are the Blackfriars Gala, the Friar Classic Golf Outing and the Pass the Torch golf outing. 
  • Gifts-In-Kind

    Gifts of tangible property or services. These are most often gifts of a specific item or piece of equipment for a particular program or team or auction items that Fenwick may use at one of several auctions related to its events throughout the year. This may also be a professional service that is provided to Fenwick at reduced or no cost.

    Per IRS regulations, gifts-in-kind will be acknowledged with a donation letter that describes the item or service provided but does not place a dollar value on the donation. It is up to the donor and his/her tax advisor to determine a value for charitable gift purposes.
  • Courtyard Bricks

    Support the future of Fenwick High School by leaving your mark in the Fenwick Friar Courtyard. Custom bricks allow you to honor loved ones, acknowledge students, teachers and coaches, or commemorate an event.

    For more information about the courtyard bricks, please contact Katie M. Vanaria, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, or 708-948-0306.
Please see Planned Giving for other gifts of property (e.g., private securities, real estate, collectibles, etc.), life insurance, charitable trusts, wills and estates, and so on.

*Fenwick High School does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your own tax and/or legal advisor before making any charitable gift to Fenwick. Fenwick's federal tax ID is 36-1066828.

For more information about the various ways to give and/or any general questions about Fenwick’s philanthropic efforts, please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Chris Ritten at or 708-948-0350.

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