As a non-profit independent school, ISB depends on and graciously accepts your gifts to the Annual Fund. All donations are tax-deductible. ISB is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and will provide gift acknowledgement letters with its Federal Tax ID number for all gifts.
Our goal for the Annual Fund 2017-2018 is to raise $400,000 by June 30. Thank you for supporting our students, their teachers, our School. Every gift counts.
You can make a gift in the following ways:
By credit card
Make a secure gift online, in one payment or in monthly installments.
Please make your check payable to the International School of Boston, and drop it off at the reception desk, or mail it to us to International School of Boston, Attn: Advancement Office, 45 Matignon Road, Cambridge, MA 02140.
By payroll deduction
ISB faculty and staff have the option to give through one-time or recurring payroll deduction. This option eliminates fees imposed by credit card companies. Please fill out the payroll deduction form and drop it off at the advancement office.
Giving appreciated long-term stock directly to ISB brings equity to the school while offering you a two-fold tax savings. You can take an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and pay no capital-gains on the transaction. Even if you wish to keep the stock in your portfolio, you can give the stock to ISB, and using the cash you might have otherwise donated, you can repurchase the same stock at a higher cost basis for capital-gains purposes.
If the stock has lost value, it’s better to sell the stock first and donate the cash to ISB. You will still be able to deduct your charitable donation if you itemize, but you will also be able to take a capital loss when you sell the investment.
Make a pledge of support
A pledge is a promise of contribution to the Annual Fund, to be fulfilled by June 30th. If you would like to make a pledge, you may fill out an online form, send us an email or call us at 617.583.9232. We will record your pledge in our system and you will receive an acknowledgment letter from the School.
Corporate matching gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs for their employees. This is an opportunity for your company to double your charitable gift to us, with the recognition for the total combined amount credited to you. Please inquire with your Human Resources department on how to submit a request for a match to your gift to us.
Partial list of companies with Matching Gift Programs.