Ways to give

Every gift to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School counts. Listed below are options to consider when making your gift. The Office of Institutional Advancement is happy to help if you need any assistance.



Please make checks payable to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School and send to: CGPS Office of Institutional Advancement, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, 5 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025. Gifts may be made at any time and are due by June 30th, the end of our fiscal year. To make an online gift, please visit our online giving page now.

Credit Cards 

The school accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards as payment for gifts. These contributions are recognized at their full value on the date that a charge is accepted by the bank.

Matching Corporate Gifts

Many corporations match their employees' contributions to independent schools. Some companies even double or triple their employees' contributions. To find out if your company participates in a matching gift program, check with your Human Resources Department or search for your company here.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stock owned more than one year provide significant tax advantages to the donor and are easy to arrange. Donors receive a deduction for the full market value of the stock on the day of transfer to CGPS and avoid capital gains on the increased value of long-term securities. To transfer a gift of securities to the school, please contact the CGPS Office of Institutional Advancement or review the information on our Stock Transfer form

Planned Giving

Donors may consider giving through such means as life insurance, bequests, or charitable trusts. Gift planning can be a way to reduce or avoid estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial planned when considering any type of planned gift.

The school is pleased to provide you, your attorney, accountant, or tax advisor with additional information and assistance. Keep in mind that this information is general in nature. Always contact your professional tax advisor to learn how this general information relates to your individual circumstances. We are most grateful for your philanthropic support. 

For further information, please contact:

Mirona Lazar
Interim  Advancement Associate
212-749-6200 x220


CGPS' fiscal year is from July 1st to June 30th. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.