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How to Give

For further information about these and other ways to donate to Lausanne Collegiate School, contact Michael Christopher, Assistant Headmaster for Development, at 901.474.1045 or email

Online Gifts

Lausanne Collegiate School accepts gifts via check, credit card (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) and eCheck as a convenience to our donors. Gifts may be given online or through the mail.

Pledge Payments

The annual Lausanne Fund campaign runs from June 1 to May 31. You can make a pledge now and agree to pay it before the deadline of May 31. Questions about pledges, including those for campaigns which span multiple years, should be directed to the Development Office at 901.474.1045 or 901.591.1170.

Appreciated Securities (Gifts of Stock)

Donating stock to the school can result in significant tax savings: 1) you can avoid paying capital gains on the appreciated value of the stock if held longer than one year 2) you can receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time the gift is made. In order to qualify for this benefit, you must donate your stock directly to the school prior to sale.

Tax benefits are also possible through the donation of stocks which have lost value over time. As in all matters regarding your individual tax liability, we recommend contacting a qualified tax advisor.

Please email Michael Christopher or call 901.474.1045 for more information about making a stock transfer or delivering an original stock certificate.

Matching Gifts

Imagine your employer doubling or even tripling the amount of your gift! Many companies have matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions given by their employees. Some will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses.

Gifts in Kind

Lausanne welcomes donations such as computers, software, office furniture, classroom supplies, landscape material, library books, athletic equipment, tickets to cultural events, artwork, and various other items related to the educational program. The Development Office will be happy to help you determine if your gift would be appropriate for the school.


A bequest is a simple yet deeply meaningful way to make a gift to Lausanne. Included as a part of your will, you

may designate a specific amount or percentage of your estate toward a particular purpose at the school. The advantage of making a gift through a bequest is that gift and estate taxes are reduced or avoided.

Life Insurance

The contribution of a life insurance policy can provide a significant gift in a manner that can be especially attractive to younger donors. By designating the School as both the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the premiums or the value of the policy at the time of donation may be tax-deductible to the donor.

Charitable Trusts

Like Gift Annuities, an easily established charitable trust can provide a current charitable deduction for you in addition to income for you and/or the School during your lifetime. Trusts can be especially appealing because they have the potential to increase in value over time for both the donor and the charitable beneficiary.