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Ways To Give

For further information about these and other ways to donate to Lausanne Collegiate School, contact Charlotte Albertson, Director of Annual Giving, at calbertson@lausanneschool.com or 901-474-1029.

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.

Lausanne Way Leadership Society

Whether as a member of the KTH Society with a gift of $1,200 or as a member of the Nelse Thompson Society with a gift of $25,000, Lausanne Way Leadership Society donors have the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of our students. The generosity of these donors signifies an important sense of commitment and community to Lausanne and its students.

Library Giving

Fund the purchase of a library book, bookshelf or reading corner in honor of your child’s birthday!

Your child will be the first to check out a new book of his or her choosing, a nameplate displaying their name and birthday will be placed inside of the book, and he or she will receive a special bookmark to commemorate the day. Your child will also receive the honor of playing with the Birthday Bear and leading the class in singing “Happy Birthday”! Complete the online giving form here.

Tribute Gifts

Honor or memorialize a special person and create a permanent remembrance on campus through a tribute gift. Complete our online giving form today!

Gift of Securities

An easy way to make a gift to Lausanne Collegiate School is with a gift of stocks or other types of securities. Securities which have appreciated in value and which you have held for more than one year are an especially attractive gift because you are allowed to take a charitable deduction for the full market value and, at the same time, avoid taxes on your capital gains. In order to qualify for this benefit, you must donate your stock directly to the school prior to sale.

If you are interested in making this kind of donation, please contact the Development Office (below) and we would be happy to forward more detailed information to you. You can also mail us the stock certificate with a signed stock power for each certificate.

Tax benefits are also possible through the donation of stocks that have lost value over time. As in all matters regarding your individual tax liability, we recommend contacting a qualified tax advisor. For further information, email Michael Christopher or call 901.474.1045.

 

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.

Bequests

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.