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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.
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: @CheshireAcademy
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 barbara.vestergaard@cheshireacademy.org
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

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are offered by many corporations to encourage employees to make charitable contributions to eligible institutions, like Cheshire Academy. You may have an opportunity to double, or potentially even triple your financial support to CA. Gifts from spouses or retirees may also be eligible for a match. Check by searching your company’s name below, with your human resources office, or call the Academy at 203-439-7688 to learn more about matching gift opportunities. Thank you!

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Have Questions?

For questions about your gift or to learn more about ways to give, please contact Sasha Russell, Director of Annual Giving.


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