Ways to Give
There are many ways to give to Mid-Pen, many of which provide 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. To ensure your gift is recognized in the summer issue of Connections magazine, please make your contribution prior to June 30.
Please send checks payable to Mid-Peninsula High School to:
Mid-Peninsula High School
1340 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
BY CREDIT CARD
Paying by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Am Ex allows you to take advantage of rewards programs. You can make a credit card gift through our secure portal or by calling the Development Office.
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, contact the Development Office and we would be happy to set up a monthly or quarterly recurring gift.
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. 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.
Beloved science teacher Larry Johnston, who passed away on December 9, 2015. He dedicated more than 35 years to Mid-Pen and was a huge part of the foundation of the school.
MEMORIAL AND HONOR GIFTS
Any gift can be made to honor a loved one, friend, teacher, or in recognition of a special occasion. 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.