Ways to Give


Pledges for gifts may be paid over a period of time.


Please make checks payable to The Madeira School and mail to: 

The Madeira School
Development Office
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102

Credit Card

Madeira accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Give online using our secure website or contact the Development Office

Wire Transfer

Contact the Development Office to request the most up-to-date wire transfer instructions. When making the transfer, please note the name of the donor and the gift designation. Development Office staff can answer any other questions you may have.


Donating gifts of appreciated securities that have been held for more than one year enables a donor to:

  • avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the stock
  • qualify for tax deduction equal to the stock’s full fair market value
  • make a larger gift than might be otherwise possible

To make a gift of stock to Madeira, please transfer securities directly to Madeira’s broker: 

Mr. Robert J. Collins
Collins Investment Group
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
6901 Rockledge Dr., #730
Bethesda, MD 20817

Office: 301-915-9630
Toll Free: 866-307-0751
Fax: 301-530-2850

Account Name: The Madeira School
Account # 86725895
DTC#: 0141
Federal Tax ID: 54-0505925

Notes of Caution 

All securities must be placed in Madeira’s name prior to being sold; otherwise, you will be responsible for paying the capital gains tax. Also, please be sure to instruct your broker to contact the Development Office at 703-556-8221 to let us know that your gift is being transferred. 

The Madeira Gift Plan

Many donors already make contributions to Madeira through monthly or quarterly credit or debit card payments. The Madeira Gift Plan provides a convenient and effortless method for spreading payment of your gift over the course of a year. If you would like further information or are ready to start a payment plan, contact the Development Office at 703-556-8221.

Corporate Matching Funds

Many corporations offer matching gift programs for employees and their families. Most programs match dollar for dollar, but there are some companies that match 2:1 and even 3:1. This is a great opportunity to increase your gift in support of Madeira. 

To multiply your gift in this way, please contact your human resources office for a matching gift form and return the completed form to:

The Madeira School
Development Office
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102

Information about new tax provisions in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed this year by Congress and the President has some new tax provisions for donors to nonprofits, such as The Madeira School. 

If you take a standard deduction, you may take an additional, “above the line” adjustment to income of up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. A donation to a donor advised fund (DAF) does not qualify for this new deduction. 

If you itemize, you may deduct more of your charitable donations, for individuals, up to 100% of your 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). The higher deduction does not apply to donations directly to a donor advised fund (DAF). 

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. As always, we encourage you to consult your tax advisor if you have any questions about your ability to qualify for these new tax incentives.