Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Cheshire Academy. The most common way to give is via our online form or through the Venmo app: @CheshireAcademy. Please see below for additional ways to make your contribution (check, stock, wire), as well as to learn more about planned giving at CA. Your support goes a long way and positively impacts the CA student experience. For more information or to make your gift over the phone, please contact Barbara Vestergaard at 203-439-7408.

Ways to Give – PDF

Giving Online

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

           Support Cheshire Academy

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

Learn how donors like you are creating their legacies at Cheshire Academy. Click here to learn more




Cash Wire


Prior to making a gift by cash wire transfer, to ensure proper credit and handling, please notify the Advancement Office by calling (203) 439-7408. Be sure to put NBT Bank as the beneficiary and further credit to Cheshire Academy.


NBT Bank, N.A.
52 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815


Routing Transit Number: 021303618
CA Account No.: 521360537

International Wire Transfer: ACBB-Routing No.: 021303618 SWIFT/BIC: NBTNUS31
Beneficiary: NBT Bank Account #1024
Credit to Cheshire Academy Account No.: 521360537