How to Give

Matching Gifts

As a benefit to employees and to encourage giving, many companies match donations made by their employees — doubling or even tripling their gifts. To find out whether your employer will match your gift to Chadwick, enter the company name below. Search results will include the company’s matching gift policies as well as downloadable forms or links to employee portals.  Please inform Chadwick of your matching intentions when you submit your gift.  For questions or assistance, contact Leslie Davison at 310-377-1543 ext. 4149.  

Check/Cash/Credit Card


Checks should be made payable to Chadwick School and sent to:

Development Office
Chadwick School
26800 South Academy Drive
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Please be sure to provide your address and contact information, and include a note if it is a pledge payment or if there are specific details about the gift.  


Gifts of cash can be given in-person to a member of the Development Staff. 

Credit Cards

Chadwick accepts most major credit cards including American Express, MasterCard and Visa.  To give via credit card, please visit our online giving form or call 310-377-1543 and ask to speak with any member of the Development Staff.

Securities and mutual fund shares

Appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year are a tax-wise opportunity to donate to Chadwick.  In return, you will avoid tax on the capital gain and receive a charitable deduction on your income taxes. Donation of shares from a mutual fund provide the same tax-wise benefits as gifts of appreciated securities. Click here to learn more about the benefits of donating appreciated securities. Click here for instructions. Contact Mary Baldovin, Director of Annual Giving, 310-377-1543 ext. 4076 for further information.


School offices will be open until 12 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 29. If you wish to make your gift in the 2022 tax year, please use the following guidelines:

Checks: Checks must be postmarked or delivered to the school on or before Dec. 31 to qualify for a 2023 deduction.

Visa or MasterCard: The gift date is recorded as the date on which the charge is made to your credit card, not the date you give your credit card number to the school. Credit card gifts can be immediately processed at Chadwick's secure online automated giving page. Credit card gifts made via mail should be received by Dec. 27 so that the school has time to process the transaction.

Stock (direct transfers): The gift date is recorded as the date on which the stock is transferred into Chadwick’s gift account, not the date on which you advise your broker to make the gift. Please request the transfer and notify the Development Office no later than Dec. 18. It often takes a few days to verify transfers, particularly during the holidays, and we want to make sure your transfer is completed before we close on Dec. 29. Transfer instructions are available here.

For more information or to make your gift, please contact the Development Office at (310) 377-1543 or or visit our secure online giving page 

Wire Transfers

Click here for instructions to make a wire transfer. For more information, please contact Mary Baldovin, Director of Annual Giving, 310-377-1543 ext. 4076. 

Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts are an excellent source of charitable funds for individuals who have reached 70 ½ years of age and beyond. A portion or all of the mandatory withdrawal can be given directly to Chadwick School and not included as taxable income for the donor. For more information, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Trent Jackson at 310-377-1543, Ext. 4008.


Other Assets

In addition to the many ways to give outlined in this section, Chadwick School accepts donations in the form of other assets. These can include gifts of closely held stock, tangible personal property related to Chadwick’s educational purpose, or real estate. For more information, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Trent Jackson at 310-377-1543, Ext. 4008.