Ways to Give

Giving Online

Online gifts can be made by credit card by visiting the Cheshire Academy website:


Accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Through Venmo

On your mobile device, use the Venmo app. and:


Gifts by Mail

Checks should be made payable to Cheshire Academy with a notation indicating the designation of the gift.  Checks can be mailed to: 

            Cheshire Academy

            Office of Advancement

            10 Main Street

            Cheshire, CT 06410

Gifts by Telephone

Gifts can be made over the phone by credit card (Visa, American Express, or MasterCard) by calling (203) 439-7408.

IRA Rollover

Under federal tax law, a donor aged 70½ or older may make charitable distributions directly from his or her IRA to Cheshire Academy without incurring taxable income. The gift must come directly from the donor’s IRA administrator to the Academy and can satisfy all or some portion of the required minimum distribution for the year.  While there is no charitable deduction for such a gift, the donor avoids payment of income tax on the required minimum distribution that would otherwise be paid to him or her.  The total of an individual’s rollover gifts in any one calendar year cannot exceed $100,000.


Securities can be transferred using the following instructions:

DTC #: 0221

UBS Financial Services

Cheshire Academy Account # JJ 25624 1 RN       

Account Name: Cheshire Academy

Contact: Barbara Alton, Senior Client Services Associate

Tel. 800-225-2385 ext. 8541


IMPORTANT NOTE: When initiating a transfer, in order to credit the gift properly, please call Cheshire Academy with the name of stock, number of shares, and donor name.

Barbara Vestergaard, (203) 439-7408


Planned Giving

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