Ways to Give

There are many ways your support of RCDS can make a difference to the students, faculty and to the future of the School.

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Please make your check payable to The Rumson Country Day School and either drop off at the Development Office or mail to 35 Bellevue Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760.

Credit Card

A quick and easy way of giving. Click here to give online with Discover, Mastercard or Visa, or provide your credit card number, expiration date, gift amount and signature on reply cards you receive via mail.

Matching Gifts

Many employers support elementary education by matching or multiplying their employee's gifts to The Rumson Country Day School at no additional cost to you. Often, this benefit is extended to employee spouses, retirees, and board members as well. Click here to see if your company has a matching gift policy that can benefit RCDS.

RCDS credits the parent when identifying gift levels. For example, a donor who gives $1,000 and files a 1:1 company match claim within the same fiscal year is recognized at the 1926 Club Leadership Level for a total gift of $2,000 for that fiscal year. Contact your company's Human Resources department for eligibility and guidelines.

Gifts of Securities

Many donors choose to make current gifts in the form of common stock or other securities, which may have added benefits for the donor, including an income tax charitable deduction and a capital gains tax savings. You can make a gift of securities to RCDS through electronic transfer. Notify your broker that you wish to make a gift of securities to The Rumson Country Day School. After authorizing the transfer, instruct your broker to contact the Director of Development, Missy Falkenberg, at mfalkenberg@rcds.org or 732-842-0527 ext. 1142 to receive complete transfer instructions.

Please note that electronic transfers do not include donor identification information. In order to credit your gift properly, we must know your name, the name of the stock, number of shares, and date of transfer. The Rumson Country Day School will only sell the stock once we receive the gift and receive the supplemental information identifying the donor.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is an effective and mutually beneficial way of giving to The Rumson Country Day School. By making a planned gift, you assist RCDS in its mission, while enjoying the benefits of capital gains tax savings, increased income, and income tax savings. Most importantly, a planned gift maximizes your giving potential while ensuring your future financial security and that of your loved ones.

RCDS welcomes gifts through bequests or pension funds, as well as paid-up life insurance, real estate, gifts through an IRA, or 401(k). Anyone who notifies The Rumson Country Day School of a planned gift becomes a member of The Legacy Society and will be recognized accordingly in the Annual Donor Report.

Click here for more information regarding Planned Giving and The Legacy Society.