Ways to Give and Support The Winchendon School

Ways to Give and Support

Thank you for your interest in supporting Wichendon School’s bright and talented students. As a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, contributions to Wichendon are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. There are many different ways you can make a gift to the school:

  • Matching GiftsMany companies will match the charitable contributions of their employees. Please inquire with your employer.
  • Recurring Gift: A recurring gift allows you to establish ongoing monthly installments that add up to significant support. Once established, you will not receive additional Annual Fund appeals. Every month a gift will be automatically charged to your credit card.
  • Life Insurance: Winchendon can be a total or partial beneficiary of an existing whole life insurance policy, or a new policy may be taken out for this purpose.
  • Bequests and Testamentary TrustsGifts made through your will can be made to Winchendon either through a new document or a codicil to an existing will. You may specify a dollar amount or a piece of personal property, or you may specify a percentage of your total estate. Gifts through bequests may also help reduce federal estate tax liability.
  • Charitable Trusts and Life Income PlansTrust agreements are individually written to accommodate the donor’s wishes. The Advancement Office can help you make a decision regarding these specialized financial plans. However, you are urged to discuss your plans with your attorney and financial advisors.


  • Online: Donate with confidence on our secure site. It is easy and convenient to give your Annual Fund gift online. Simply click “Giving” on the menu above.
  • Credit CardCall 978-297-7919 to make your secure and confidential gift through the Office of Advancement. Mastercard and Visa accepted.
  • CheckSend a check payable to Winchendon School to: The Winchendon School
    Attn: Office of Advancement
    172 Ash Street
    Winchendon, MA 01475
  • Wire TransfersTo make your gift via wire transfer, please contact Scott Pottbecker at 978-297-7701 or by email at [email protected] for wire transfer instructions.
  • Gifts of Stock or SecuritiesYou may realize substantial tax savings by transferring appreciated stocks to Winchendon prior to their sale. Capital gains on the amount of the appreciation are avoided and you receive a tax deduction for the full market value.
  • Gifts of Real EstateReal estate and property that has realized significant appreciation can also provide significant tax consequences for a donor. If you transfer ownership of a property to Winchendon prior to its sale, you will likely avoid capital gains tax associated with that appreciation.