Ways to Give

Antilles School is grateful to everyone who has supported the school and its mission over the years. The strength of the school depends on your generosity. Every gift makes a difference. Whatever the size of a gift, a donor may make a pledge and pay for the gift in installments. Donors who work for corporations and foundations may find that their employers will match their gift to Antilles. Many ways to give are available and may benefit the donor as well as the Antilles community. All gifts are tax-deductible; Antilles is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization.

Donate Online

Please visit our online giving page to make a donation with your credit card. While doing so you will earn the affinity points your card offers and receive a tax receipt for the amount of your gift. You can also donate via Venmo @Antilles-School-1. Contributions are tax deductible in the year the donation is given.

Gifts of Cash

Contributions made by check are tax deductible in the year the donation is given. Checks should be made payable to Antilles School. You can bring them to the Business Office or mail them to: 7280 Frenchman's Bay #16-1, St. Thomas, VI 00802.

Gifts of Securities or Life Insurance

If you own appreciated securities that would incur a capital gains tax if sold, you avoid the capital gains tax. In addition, you receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the gift.

If you donate a previously acquired life insurance policy that you no longer need for its initial purpose, you receive tax benefits. You may designate Antilles as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or a private fund such as an IRA.

Gifts of Real Estate

You can donate a gift of property and receive a charitable deduction for the appraised value of the property. In addition, you will be freed from paying taxes on the property and will avoid capital gains taxes on any appreciation of the property.

Planned Gifts: Bequests and Charitable Trusts

You may make a bequest to Antilles School in your will, by specifying a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, the residual of the estate or a specific item.

A charitable remainder trust designating Antilles as the beneficiary can generate income and provide tax advantages to the donor and also provide a significant gift to Antilles. The trust is most beneficial to the donor if it is funded with appreciated securities because the donor avoids paying taxes on any appreciated value. When creating a charitable remainder trust, the donor receives a large charitable deduction, which varies depending on the age of the donor and amount in the trust. The donor then receives a stream of income for life from the trust. Usually the life income from the trust is much more than the income that would have been earned from the securities, if not in the trust. When the donor dies, the trust then receives what remains in the trust, which is why this giving vehicle is called a "remainder trust." Many variations of a charitable remainder trust are available: a spouse can also be named a beneficiary, for example, which means the remainder goes to the charity only after both husband and wife die. The annual income payments from the trust to the donor can be fixed or variable. A trust can be set up for a specified number of years, an option that can be used to offset tuition costs, for example.

Your tax advisor or attorney can provide addition information about potential benefits of giving to Antilles School that apply to your specific situation. For further information, please contact the Development Office.

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