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Educating and empowering girls to reach their distinct potential as learners and leaders.

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CSG's Annual Fund

CSG's Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a CSG student. Your gift makes a CSG education possible.

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ScholarShop

ScholarShop is CSG’s online apparel shop that benefits CSG scholarships, including the Alumnae Board Merit Scholarship.

Ways to Give

The generous spirit of past and present donors is evident as you explore the halls of CSG. We are grateful to all who continue to make CSG a philanthropic priority. Thank you for your friendship and support!

Charitable giving and volunteerism are gracious investments of valuable personal assets—time, talent, and treasure. There is no better way to demonstrate support for and commitment to CSG than by dedicating personal resources to ensure our girls are able to realize their unique and varied academic goals and dreams.

Annual gifts enhance the academic program, provide professional development opportunities for faculty, and fund needed upgrades of facilities. Philanthropy plays a pivotal role in independent schools; fulfilling special needs that tuition alone cannot cover.

Participation in the Annual Fund by all members of the CSG community is vital as these unrestricted dollars help meet every day needs and directly benefit students.

Gifts to CSG may be structured to meet individual needs and passions; whether for use today or in the future, for unrestricted use or designated for a specific purpose, CSG’s Development Team will gladly help you fulfill your philanthropic goals. (Please review your financial situation with a legal, financial, or tax advisor to determine the best giving vehicle option for you.)

Thank you for supporting bright young minds—our leaders of tomorrow.

Cash Gifts

Contributions made by check, cash, or credit card are tax deductible in the calendar year the gift is made. Please make checks payable to Columbus School for Girls and mail to the Office of Development: 56 S. Columbia Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209.

Or, you may make a gift anytime through our secure web site.

Pledges

You may make a pledge at any time during our fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and have until June 30th to fulfill the pledge to receive academic year recognition. Pledges may be fulfilled through a single contribution or multiple payments using cash, check, credit card, or stock. We can also arrange automatic payments from a credit or debit card.


Make a pledge now online.

Stock Gifts

Making a gift of stock is simple:

1) Notify CSG of your intention to make a gift of stock. To properly credit your gift, CSG must be aware of the transfer details. Because DTC information often does not include the owner of the assets, it is quite difficult to match donors with stocks sent without advance notification.

2) Supply your broker with the following information:

CSG’s Financial Consultant:

Steve Smith

Merrill Lynch
614.848.3313

Account Number: 79E-04132
DTC Number: 5198

3) Send CSG a copy of your stock transfer authorization letter or details of the gift (stock name, number of shares, and approximate date of transfer). In accordance with IRS guidelines, the date of the gift will be the date that CSG assumes ownership of the shares. For crediting purposes, the value is determined as the average of high and low listings for the stock on that date.


For information about how to complete a stock transaction please contact Dana Booth at 614.252.0781 ext. 130 or Regan Mazak at 614.252.0781 ext. 301.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs. Each program establishes guidelines for matching employee philanthropic gifts to nonprofit organizations. Ask your Human Resources Office if this might be an option for you.

In-Kind Gifts

An in-kind gift is a donation of goods or services (such as equipment, computer hardware and software, books, artifacts, and art) that helps to advance the mission of CSG. These gifts may be tax-deductible.

Fill out this In-kind Gift Form. For assistance with in-kind gifts, please contact: Tracy Potter, Database Coordinator, at 614.252.0781, ext. 133.

Grants

Donors may choose to designate CSG as a recipient of a grant from a family foundation, charitable gift fund, or donor-advised fund. CSG also has a variety of specific opportunities and programs that regularly receive support from individual, corporate and foundation funders, as well as unique opportunities that might be of interest to donors looking to explore philanthropic opportunities.

Please contact Dana Booth at 614.252.0781 ext. 130 for assistance or for more information.

Planned Gifts

Also known as deferred gifts, planned gifts are a decision today to make a future gift. A discussion with your tax, financial or legal advisor should be your first step in determining the best way to accomplish both your philanthropic and financial goals.

Visit the Planned Giving page to learn more or contact Dana Booth at 614.252.0781 ext. 130 or Regan Mazak at 614.252.0781 ext. 301 to discuss how we might assist you and your advisor as you consider leaving a legacy at CSG.

Volunteer

At CSG, there are many ways to get involved, including assisting with mailings and general office duties, planning or volunteering at events, and serving on committees.


To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Vicki Hilbrands at 614.252.0781 ext 131.


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