Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to Mid-Pen.

Whichever way you choose, your donation can provide you with income tax benefits if you itemize your deductions. To ensure your gift qualifies for a calendar-year tax deduction, please postmark your envelope or make your online donation by December 31. And to make sure that your support is recognized in the summer issue of Connections magazine, please make your contribution prior to June 30.

Mid-Peninsula High School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID # is 94-2693417.


Please send checks payable to Mid-Peninsula High School to:

Development Office
Mid-Peninsula High School
1340 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA  94025


Paying by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Am Ex allows you to take advantage of rewards programs. You can make a credit card gift or set up an electronic funds transfer from your bank account through our secure portal or by calling the Development Office.

Donate online


Many donors opt to make their gifts over several months, so they can make a larger total donation than if they made a one-time payment. If you would like to make your payments over time, click on the link below or contact the Development Office and we would be happy to set up a monthly or quarterly recurring gift.



If you want to show your support for Mid-Pen now but would prefer to make your gift later, you can make a DragonFund pledge. Let us know how much you would like to donate, and we can set up a payment schedule that suits your needs. We simply ask that all DragonFund pledges be paid in full by June 30 of the school year in which they were made.



Gifts of stocks or bonds offer two tax advantages to many donors. First, by contributing appreciated securities held for more than one year, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Second, you qualify for a charitable deduction on your income tax based on the value of the securities on the date you make a gift. A gift of securities is one of the more attractive ways of making a gift to Mid-Pen. 

Unfortunately, when stocks are transferred to our account, we have no way of matching you with your gift unless you notify us. Please use our Appreciated Securities Donation Form to ensure that your gift is processed quickly and accurately and that your gift intentions are honored.

If you are interested in donating mutual fund shares, please contact the Development Office for further information.


Car donations are an easy way to support Mid-Pen. You get a tax-deduction, often at a higher value than if you traded in your car to the dealer, and Mid-Pen gets additional funds for our programs. Just call us at 650-321-1991 x121, and we'll arrange to pick up your car – often within 24 hours – and take care of all the DMV paperwork. We also accept trucks, boats, motorcycles, and RVs. It's that easy!

You may be able to double – even triple! – your donation to Mid-Pen. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees (see if your employer matches here). Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match. If you volunteer with us, your company may also provide a grant to us as a way to recognize your volunteerism.

Former Science teachers Larry Johnson with student


Any gift can be made to honor a loved one, friend,  or teacher, like former science teacher Larry Johnson, above, who devoted 35 years to serving his Mid-Pen students. Please specify in whose honor or memory your gift is being made, and let us know to whom we should send notification of your gift.