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Ways of Giving

At Berkeley, as with all independent schools, contributions are vital to the life and mission of the school. Money raised beyond tuition through the Berkeley Fund-annual giving program provides the solid financial support necessary to continue the exciting and innovative programs we want every Berkeley student to experience. Large gifts may be pledged over a three to five year period and common types of contributions include gifts of cash, stock, bonds, and other negotiable securities. The opportunities that are made available to our students through these gifts are the heart of what makes a Berkeley education so exceptional. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement for more information.

List of 11 items.

  • Credit Card

    Make your donation securely online or call us at 813-885-1673. We will gladly take your credit card donations by phone.
  • Checks

    Make checks payable to Berkeley Preparatory School. Note on the check memo line the designation of the gift.
  • Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

    The acceptance of gifts of tangible personal property are accepted on a case by case basis, with the primary criteria being that the gift will further the mission of Berkeley Preparatory School.
  • Stocks / Securities

    Shares should be delivered to:
    DTC #: 0015
    Morgan Stanley
    For credit to Berkeley Preparatory School account #745-038604.
  • Real Estate

    The acceptance of real estate is made on a case by case basis, with the primary criteria that the gift will further the mission of Berkeley Preparatory School.
  • Life Insurance

    The acceptance of life insurance is made on a case by case basis, with the primary criteria that the gift will further the mission of Berkeley Preparatory School.
  • Special Gifts

    Gifts designated for a specific program, purchase, or other need which is not included in the budget are categorized as special gifts. All special gifts must be approved and coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • Gifts in Kind

    Donations of equipment, materials, or other valuable items for Berkeley’s classrooms, libraries, offices, or facilities are considered gifts in kind. Acceptance of items is subject to usage and space constraints. Individuals may contact the Director of Institutional Advancement to donate a gift in kind.
  • Memorial and Named Gifts

    A family member, faculty member, student, alumnae, friend, or loved one may be honored through a special named or memorial gift to Berkeley. Many varied opportunities exist and the Office of Institutional Advancement can assist with arrangements on an individual basis.
  • Planned Giving

    Planned giving presents an opportunity for donors to structure a gift that not only provides for the future of our young people, but also achieves a variety of financial objectives. Deferred gifts include bequests, life insurance, trusts, and gifts of stock or real estate. If you would like more information, the Office of Institutional Advancement can assist with arrangements on an individual basis.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. Search our directory to find out if you work for a matching gift employer.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent Episcopal day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility, Berkeley develops well-rounded individuals seeking to make a positive difference in the world.