Ways to Give

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Palma School Foundation is a 501(c)3 and all gifts to Palma School Foundation are tax-deductible and are acknowledged and receipted through the Palma School Foundation. For questions or additional information on giving to the Palma Fund, please call the Advancement Office at 831.422.2309.

Cash, Check, Debit and Credit Card Gifts
Palma is grateful for gifts made by cash, check, debit or credit card. Whether you are making a pledge payment or a gift to The Palma Fund, the school accepts gifts charged to MasterCard, Visa, or American Express as a convenience to our donors. Payments can be made by using our secure online system or by calling the Advancement Office. If you prefer to write a check, please make your check payable to Palma School and mail to:
      Palma School
      Office of Institutional Advancement
      919 Iverson Street, Salinas, CA 93901

 
Pledges
You may make a commitment to Palma School payable throughout the fiscal year. Pledges allow you to give more generously over time than would be possible through a single contribution. For your convenience, we are happy to arrange a payment schedule for payment by check and we will bill you monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. If you wish to have your monthly payment charged to your credit card, please make your pledge online. Your card will automatically be charged on the 15th of each month.
 
Appreciated Securities (Stock)
Making your gift by donating stock to Palma School can result in significant tax savings. Please contact the Advancement Office for instructions on how to transfer such gifts. You avoid paying capital gains on the appreciated value of the stock if held longer than one year; and you can receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock when the gift is made.
 
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. To enroll in a matching gift program, simply contact your human resources office for the appropriate forms and forward them with your gift to the school for completion.
 
Gifts-in-Kind
The donation of goods or commodities relevant to our educational programs is welcomed. Please contact the Advancement Office to arrange a gift.
 
Planned Giving
A bequest is a simple yet meaningful way to make a gift to Palma School. Made as part of your will, you can make it for a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. The advantage of making a gift through a bequest is that the gift estate taxes are reduced or avoided. Please visit the Planned Giving section for more information.
 
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Gifts may be made in honor or memory of an individual on the occasion of an anniversary, birthday, graduation, or significant life event. The family members of those being remembered or the individual so honored receives notification of the gift identifying the donor without specifying the amount of the gift.
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Mindful of our primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, Palma School admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. Palma School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, nor age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. While Palma School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available. Likewise, Palma School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin. Palma School reserves the right to be a sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.