Ways to Give

“God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.”

Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle

At Rockbridge Academy, there are many ways to financially support the mission of the school:

Gifts of Cash
Unlike other giving methods, cash gifts provide an immediate benefit to Rockbridge Academy. Gifts of cash are tax deductible in the current year (to the full extent of the law) if the gift is received by December 31st.

Checks can be made payable to
Rockbridge Academy
911 Generals Highway
Millersville, MD 21108

One time donation
You can also donate online using a credit card here.

Automatic / Systematic Donations
If you desire to arrange a monthly or quarterly donation, please contact the Development Director (development@rockbridge.org) or the Business Manager (aramsey@rockbridge.org) for more information.

Matching Corporate Gifts
Many employers will match your charitable gifts, meaning your gifts are worth even more. If your company or firm has a matching gifts program, ask your personnel office for the form to enclose with your check. The Development Office will be happy to assist this process.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Gifts of appreciated assets provide a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the asset transferred, with the added benefit no capital gains tax on the appreciation. To ensure proper credit on your gift, check with your financial advisor, as certain specific rules may apply.

*** To see first-hand the benefit of donating appreciated securities and avoiding capital gains tax, please check out this Securities Donation Calculator here.

For securities held in a brokerage account

  1. Contact Nate Bailey to initiate a gift of stock and to ensure your contribution is properly credited.
  2. We will give you all the account information for you to pass to your broker.
  3. Rockbridge Academy will notify you when your stock gift has been received.

For securities in certificate form
Send or deliver an unendorsed stock certificate with a transmittal letter stating your name, address, and the purpose of your gift (Annual Giving Fund, Building Fund, endowed fund, etc.). Under separate cover, send a stock power executed in blank with a copy of the transmittal letter. The amount of your gift will be the securities' mean value on the date received.

Send both envelopes to:

Rockbridge Academy
Development Office
911 Generals Highway
Millersville, MD 21108

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
Accumulations in qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s, IRAs and Keoghs can cause the value of many estates to rise above threshold values established by Congress, thus incurring federal, and possibly state, estate taxes. Careful planning can minimize the taxes due on retirement plan assets. One option is to designate a percentage of assets from the plan to Rockbridge Academy. Because such a gift is for charitable purposes, it is fully deductible from the estate, and can often result in more assets being received by heirs.

Real Estate
Real estate gifts are transferred in the same way as appreciated securities and allow for deductions at the full fair market value of the property. Capital gains tax can be avoided in most instances, but appraisals are needed to fully deduct the transfer of your gift.

Gifts-in-kind
Gifts-in-kind are items given for use through a program or project. Automobiles, trucks, boats, or building materials may be fully deductible, depending on the type of gift. Tangible personal property related to Rockbridge Academy’s tax exempt purposes and uses can be fully tax-deductible at their full fair market value. However, gifts that are not related to our tax-exempt purposes will be limited in deduction to the cost basis.

Planned Giving