Every gift to Laguna makes a major difference. Whether the gift is large or small, Laguna Blanca is grateful for your support. Your gifts reflect your belief in our mission and core values. We are a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, organization, so your contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

There are a number of ways to contribute:

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  • Cash, Check, or Credit Card

    Your cash gift is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To access the Annual Fund Gift Form, click here. You may also make gifts via credit card online (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) or by contacting Marcy Jacobs, Director of Development, at 805-687-2461 x201.
  • Securities

    You may achieve tax savings by making your gift via stocks or other capital assets. If you donate appreciated, marketable securities that you have owned for more than one year and one day, you may receive a charitable deduction for the full market value on the date of the transfer. Neither you nor Laguna Blanca would be required to pay capital gains tax on this type of gift. If you have securities that have decreased in value, you may be able to take a deductible loss when you sell the stocks and donate the proceeds. To access the Gift of Securities Form, please download a PDF.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many corporations will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize your gift. You could possibly double or even triple your gift with a corporate match. Simply send us the appropriate paperwork from your employer’s human resources or personnel department, and your gift to Laguna Blanca School will be matched according to your company's guidelines. If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, please go to WEBSITE LINK.
  • Gifts-In-Kind

    We welcome gifts of goods or services that may provide a budgetary savings to the school or fulfill a particular departmental need. Per IRS guidelines, the school will provide a thank you letter substantiating your in-kind gift. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to explore the tax benefits specific to such a gift.
  • Gifts Through Estate Planning

    Donors may wish to consider giving through such means as a will, life insurance, a bequest, or a charitable trust. These types of gifts have a noble destination--to help secure the future of our school. Your generosity not only impacts the lives of our current students, but also has long-term benefits for students who will pass through our doors for years to come. These gifts may also help reduce estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial planner when considering this type of gift.
PLEASE NOTE: Laguna Blanca School is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. The purpose of this page is to provide general information only. Please be aware of tax code revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual arrangement. Advice from legal counsel should always be sought when considering these types of gifts.

QUESTIONS?

For more information about making a gift to Laguna Blanca School, please contact Marcy Jacobs, Director of Development at mjacobs@lagunablanca.org or 805-687-2461 x2462.

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