Ways of Giving to Saint Mark's

Saint Mark’s School relies on the generosity of our families, alumni, and other supporters to help us carry out our mission on campus every day.

Saint Mark’s is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax ID number is 74-3091392. In all cases, when discussing the tax implications of a gift, donors are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors.

Please contact Irene Mason, Director of Advancement, at 626-798-8858 or irenem@saint-marks.org, with any questions or for more information about giving to Saint Mark’s School.


Mail a check or a completed giving form to
Saint Mark’s School
Advancement Office
1050 E Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Call 626-798-8858 and ask for the Advancement Office. We can take your credit card information over the phone.

If you prefer to make a donation over a period of time, we are happy to work with you to determine a schedule. We ask that Annual Fund pledges are fulfilled by April 30 every year (no later than June 30, when our fiscal year ends). Major gift and campaign pledges can be paid over multiple years. Email Irene Mason, irenem@saint-marks.org, to pledge or with questions.

Stocks and Securities
There can be significant tax advantages to donating appreciated stock rather than cash to a charity. Most donors can deduct the full fair market value of the appreciated stock without paying capital gains tax. Please let us know if you plan to make a gift of stock and we can provide you with the necessary information.

Planned Gifts
Planned giving vehicles such as gift annuities or remainder trusts can provide substantial tax benefits for donors, while generating income for Saint Mark’s. Some donors also choose to include the school in their estate plans through a bequest or name the school a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. Donors who make planned gifts to the school are invited to join the Lions’ Society.

Matching Gifts
Matching gift programs provide a wonderful opportunity to increase your contribution to Saint Mark’s School, sometimes doubling or tripling it. Please check directly with your company’s HR department to see if your employer will match your donation. For recognition purposes, matching gifts are credited to the donor.

In-kind Contributions
Saint Mark’s welcomes non-monetary gifts, such as equipment, materials, and supplies that provide relief to the operating budget or align with current priorities. Please contact the Advancement Office if you are interested in making an in-kind donation.

A portion of your Amazon purchases can be directed to Saint Mark’s School! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Saint Mark’s. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

This is an easy way to support the school. Your family and friends can sign up, too! To participate:
1. Go to smile.amazon.com
2. Login using your Amazon.com username and password (or create an account).
3. Select “Saint Marks School Altadena Inc” as your charitable organization.
4. Start shopping!