Ways to Give
Making a gift to Fontbonne Academy
The simplest way to give to Fontbonne is by check or credit card.
We also offer a Monthly Giving Club where members have a specified amount charged to their credit cards. The monthly gift makes it easier for many people to make a larger annual contribution because smaller increments are spread through the year. Please call 617.615.3047 if you would like us to send the monthly giving form.
If you would like to contribute to the Fontbonne Fund, just click here.
Mailing a Check
You may send a check payable to "Fontbonne Academy" to 930 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186.
More than 1,000 companies offer matching gift programs and many provide this benefit to spouses/partners and to retired employees. Most corporate matching gifts are unrestricted and substantially increase the value of the individual's gift. Check with the human resources office at your company to obtain a matching gift form. Complete and mail the form to the Mission Advancement Office, Fontbonne Academy, 930 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186.
Stop & Shop
Do you shop at STOP & SHOP? Register your card today and a percentage of your purchases will go to Fontbonne Academy! Simply go to www.stopandshop.com/aplus
If you want to make a purchase from Amazon.com start at the Fontbonne website and Fontbonne will receive a portion of the sale! It is an easy way to support Fontbonne Academy! Here is the link:
Fontbonne conducts two fundraising events each year to support the academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs at Fontbonne and to provide financial aid to talented young women whose families cannot afford the tuition. “Evening of Stars” is a dinner and auction held in March. The full Fontbonne family—current parents and students, faculty, staff, and alumnae and friends take part in this festive and fun evening. Becoming a table host, sponsor, auction or ad book donor are among the ways you can contribute to a great event and an even greater cause—the education of young women. The fall fundraiser, "Dancing with the Fontbonne Stars," fills the school with the excitement of a vibrant competition. Professional dancers are paired with members of the Fontbonne community in a spirited evening. Sponsorships for both events are available and auction items are gratefully accepted.
Gifts of Securities
If you would like to make a stock gift, please make arrangements with your broker about the number of shares you wish to give. Contact the Mission Advancement Office at 617.615.3004 so we can identify and credit your gift when the transfer is made. As a sponsored ministry, Fontbonne’s stock gifts are processed through the Sisters of St. Joseph Finance Office. Fontbonne will notify the Finance Office of your gift. Please let us know the company, number of shares, and present value, if known.
Bequests are an important source of annual support and give schools the opportunity to build endowment for the future. This kind of gift is a powerful way to help shape the future of a beloved institution with a larger gift than one could make in his or her lifetime. Your bequest may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or part or all of the residue of your estate after other specific bequests have been paid. The Mission Advancement Office will be happy to discuss options with you, although all arrangements should be made through your attorney or another professional advisor. Please call 617.696.3241 x3007 for more information.
Sample Bequest Language
The outright bequest is the simplest way to make a gift through your will. "I give Fontbonne Academy, Milton Massachusetts, ____________ dollars." Or "I give Fontbonne Academy, Milton Massachusetts, ______ percent (___%) of my estate.”
After your loved ones and beneficiaries receive a designated portion of your estate, the remainder of the estate would be left to the school. "All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, I give to Fontbonne Academy, Milton Massachusetts."
The contingent bequest will benefit Fontbonne only if the named beneficiaries predecease you. "I give, devise, and bequeath to ______________, the sum of ____dollars. In the event s/he shall predecease me, I direct this sum be paid to Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Massachusetts."
Many donors give to FBA in the name of a loved one. Major gifts of $25,000 or more can be given to provide financial support for a particular program and/or to name a particular space. There are many choices and options. The Mission Advancement Office will be happy to work with you to structure a gift that will accomplish your goals. Please call 617.615.3004.
Professional service contributions
Fontbonne Academy benefits from services offered as a contribution that we would otherwise have to pay for. For example, Fontbonne's brand identity was the contributed work of Cahoots Design in Boston. Printing services, photographic, legal, architectural, engineering, financial--any professional service can be a tremendous source of support for Fontbonne. Please contact the Head of School at 617.696.3241 x3007 if you think you may be able to contribute professional work.
Thank you for your support!
Fontbonne Academy is grateful to the many alumnae, parents and friends who made gifts. The individuals, businesses and organizations listed in the attached report made contributions of $100 or more by way of direct donations and through fundraising events from July 1 through June 30.
2011 Annual Giving Report
2010 Annual Giving Report
2009 Annual Giving Report
2008 Annual Giving Report