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[30 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,560 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
The end of the school year is almost here, and we want to thank the parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff who have already participated in this year’s Annual Fund. Thanks to your support, we have raised almost $1.1 million and closing in on our goal!
We are still working on one important number – parent participation. As a school, we have significantly fewer supporters than large charities and higher education institutions, so every gift at every level is especially important.
With that in mind, we are …

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[30 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 13,213 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Johnson family, Stacey Nicholas, Jay and Kelly Jacobs, Marc and Mary Lou Seidner, Flora and Joe Ko, the Parent Teacher Fellowship and our St. Margaret’s families, faculty and staff who have made a gift in support of the Marcus D. Hurlbut Endowment for Financial Aid. Their collective generosity has reached $617,805 to date.
Established to honor St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s third headmaster, Marcus D. Hurlbut, and his deep commitment and passion to serving all students, …

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[25 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,801 views]

On Tuesday, our dedicated team of parent volunteers gathered for one last night of group calling on behalf of St. Margaret’s and the Annual Fund. Thanks to those of you who answered the call and made a commitment that evening, more than $1,050,000 has been raised to date in support of every student at St. Margaret’s. Your support makes a critical difference to every one of them. Thank you!
Top Ten Reasons to Support St. Margaret’s through the Annual Fund
1. You believe in investing in motivated students and know that one …

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[18 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,099 views]
Annual Fund: “What Do You Really Want to Accomplish Through Your Giving?”

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
This seems to be a question seldom asked, however it is an important one. For many of us, when giving is a possibility, there are many choices. We support the causes that are important to us, that strike a chord, that match our interests and our passions. And in many cases, we support a variety of causes.
So when we ask you each year to support St. Margaret’s through a gift to the Annual Fund, you face a choice.
We may ask for a gift, but in …

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[18 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,256 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
Thank you to those who have already made their gift to this year’s Annual Fund! To date, 51 percent of our families have made their commitments. Thanks to them and to our faculty and staff, alumni and friends, the Annual Fund has reached $850,000 thus far, on our way to our goal of $1,125,000.
We could not do this without the dedication, commitment and energy from our amazing team of volunteers and this year’s co-chairs, Mike and Tracy Gottlieb, and without the generosity of our community.
Together, …

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[10 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,163 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
Thank you to all who have participated in the Annual Fund so far this year. Thanks to your support and a great response at the end of the year, the Annual Fund has reached $841,000, bringing us closer to our goal! To date, 779 parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends have made gifts in support of each and every student at St. Margaret’s.
It is because of your support that we continue to deliver not just excellence in academics, but to make available programs that enrich the …

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[10 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,131 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 includes the following provisions that may affect you.
In addition to preserving the charitable deduction, the new law also permanently extends the estate tax exempting the first $5 million of an estate and taxing the remainder at a 40 percent rate. Going forward, the $5 million exemption is indexed for inflation.
The IRA Charitable Rollover Distribution has been extended for one year through the end of December 2013 and is fully retroactive for 2012 for gifts of up to $100,000. …

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[19 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,525 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
As we near the end of the calendar year, we would like to remind you of a few end-of-year giving details.
Please note that all school offices will be closed for the holiday season. If you wish to take advantage of charitable deductions for the 2012 tax year, please note the following:
Mailing Check Gifts:
Checks must be postmarked or delivered to the Advancement Office on or before December 31 to qualify for a 2012 deduction.
Mailing Credit Card Gifts:
If you are mailing your gift, notice that the gift …

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[14 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,868 views]

By Lara Farhadi, Director of Advancement
The end of the calendar year is around the corner, and I would like to thank those of you who have already pledged or given to this year’s Annual Fund. To date, 652 parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends have given $699,006 in support of St. Margaret’s, our programs, and our students. Each gift makes a difference!
Did you know?
You can make your gift to St. Margaret’s using appreciated stock and claim a deduction for the market value of the stock based on the date the …

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[14 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,786 views]

Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Society
The following information is provided for your benefit by the St. Margaret’s Planned Giving Committee.
By Megan G. Mayer, Chair, Planned Giving Committee
If you are wondering what 2013 will bring to your tax world, you are certainly not alone. Ask your accountant or attorney? They don’t know either. While we know what the default plan is if congress does not pass a change, no one expects the default plan to become the real plan. Yet, since this default plan is the only definite plan for the moment, …

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