Ways to Give

A variety of methods are available to support The Meadows School. In addition to the benefits the School receives from your gift, your generosity may also generate income tax savings for you. The Meadows School is a charitable organization described in 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the School are deductible from federal income taxes. Please consult with your tax advisor for further information about the tax benefits of charitable giving.

1.  Gifts of Cash
A cash gift may entitle the donor to an income tax deduction for the year in which the School received the gift.

2.  Gifts of Securities
An outright gift of appreciated securities which have been held for more than one year, may entitle the donor to an income tax deduction at the fair market value of the securities at the time of the gift and may enable the donor to avoid a Capital Gains Tax as well. The Meadows School sells securities gifts upon receipt per Board policy.

3.  Real Estate Gifts
A donor may contribute a residence, commercial buildings, or developed or undeveloped real property. A remainder interest in a residence may also be donated provided that the value is significantly in excess of the mortgage. The Board of Trustees must approve that the real estate is immediately salable and that temporary ownership will not create the risk of imposing a liability under federal or state laws. If property has previously been held for more than one year, generally the donor may be entitled to an income tax deduction for the value of the property (or the remainder), and the donor will not incur a capital gains tax.

4.  Gifts of Tangible Personal Property
A donor may contribute tangible, personal property such as paintings, antiques, silver, jewelry, etc., subject to the Trustees' acceptance. The income tax deduction available to the donor is subject to the type of property contributed and the School's use of the property. It is the responsibility of the donor and his/her tax advisor to assign a value to this gift for tax purposes. It is important to contact the Advancement Office prior to delivering any gift of tangible personal property to the School.

5.  Gifts-In-Kind
Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary contributions given for use at the School. The Advancement Office assigns no dollar value to these gifts but does furnish a gift receipt. It is the responsibility of the donor and his/her tax advisor to assign a value to this gift for tax purposes.

6.  Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts occur when participating companies match the amount of dollars given by employees or retirees. The company gives a gift only after the donor has made his/her gift and completed the company's matching gift form.

7.  Planned Giving
The Meadows School also welcomes gifts with a deferred benefit such as remainder trusts, gifts of life insurance, or bequests in wills. Please contact the Advancement Office with questions.


The Meadows School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonsectarian, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve college preparatory school, organized in the state of Nevada. Your contribution may be tax deductible under federal law.