Every gift, whatever its size, can make a real difference.
We recognise that giving to Trinity requires a partnership between School and donor, which matches the needs and aspirations of both in a relationship of mutual trust and respect. These are qualities which are of course central to our long-standing ethos and approach, and donors are assured that their generosity will be treated with sensitivity, gratitude and respect. Here you will find information on the different ways you can give to Trinity via the Whitgift Foundation.
Donating regularly on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis is one of the very best ways in which you can support Trinity. It’s simple to set up, and payments are collected automatically. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future with confidence. If you would like to set up a regular donation, please download and complete our gift form, which also includes information on how the Gift Aid Scheme can make your donation benefit pupils even further.
There are considerable tax benefits in making a gift in this way – bequests can be made free from Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax, so by making such a gift, you could reduce the total tax burden levied on your estate to your family. To learn more about leaving a legacy read our Mitre Society brochure or contact our Director of Development, David Young.
Gifts of shares, securities or other property benefit particularly well from Trinity’s charitable status. The value of a gift of shares to Trinity can be increased considerably through tax relief. Please contact the Development Office if you’d like to find out more about making a gift of shares.
As an alternative to a standing order, you can donate on a regular basis through payroll giving. This is a means of making a gift directly from your salary before income tax is deducted. As a result you will automatically get tax relief at your top rate of tax, with Trinity receiving the gross value. For example, if you are a basic rate taxpayer, a monthly gift of £5 to Trinity would effectively only cost you £3.90. Please contact your employer’s own payroll department to find out whether they participate in this scheme.
Many employers offer matching gift schemes, whereby they double or even treble donations made by their employees – in other words a gift made to Trinity could be increased if an employer was able to contribute the same, or a greater amount. Take a look at this list, or contact your employer’s personnel department to see if they operate a matching gift programme.
Trinity may accept gifts of property, art, literature and other articles. Please contact the Development Office to discuss how you could make such a gift.
Alumni and friends who are taxpayers in the USA can support Trinity School through BSUF (British Schools and Universities Foundation), a 501(c)(3) charitable organisation that is recognised by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
BSUF is a tax-exempt foundation, so you can claim a 100% charitable deduction on your gift for US income tax purposes. Please express a preference that your donation is in support of Trinity School of John Whitgift when asked.
British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. 575 Madison Avenue Suite 1006 New York, NY 10022-2511
Checks should be made payable to British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. (or BSUF) and postmarked on or before 31 December to qualify for current-year tax deduction.
If you would like to donate by another method, please contact David Young in the Development Office.