Support Sant Bani School
Why Support Sant Bani School?
Sant Bani School is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tuition-dependent institution that relies upon annual contributions from alumni, parents and friends to supplement revenue from tuition. Philanthropic support makes up more than 40% of the school’s annual budget. Every gift to Sant Bani School truly counts in helping the school to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the actual cost of educating each child.
Sant Bani School could not be well into our fifth decade without the generous support of our many donors who help sustain the School’s mission to provide a high-level, comprehensive educational experience while also recognizing the value of the spirit of each student.
If you have any questions about supporting Sant Bani School, please contact Stacy Lopes, Director of Advancement & External Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603.934.4240.
Ways To Support
You can make a gift with a credit card, or ACH bank transfer through our secure online payment platform. Join our Circle of Friends recurring gift program and support Sant Bani School throughout the year.
To make a gift with a check or money order, please send it to:
Sant Bani School
attn: Advancement Office
19 Ashram Road
Sanbornton, NH 03269
To make a credit card gift (one-time or recurring), please use our secure on-line giving portal.
If you work for a corporation that provides matching funds for charitable gifts, your donation can be doubled or tripled. If you have questions about matching gifts, your present employer can help you.
To give a gift of stock, please have your broker transfer your shares to:
DTC #0164, Code 40
Sant Bani School Board Unrestricted Account
Please also contact the Advancement Office with information about your gift, so we can properly acknowledge the gift.
You may elect to name Sant Bani School as a beneficiary of your will. We call the group of people who have done so “The Swan’s Nest” and invite you to join them. If you are interested in ways to incorporate Sant Bani into your Estate Plan, or you don’t have an Estate Plan but are thinking about one, please read the interview with Chris Bicknell ’87.
If you would like to make a gift to the school of securities (see above under “Stock”), land, buildings, or other properties, you will receive a charitable deduction for the full value of the gift. You also avoid the payment of capital tax gains that would be required if the property were sold. While the amount of the deduction in the year of the gift may not exceed 50% of your adjusted gross income, any excess beyond this amount may be carried forward for five years. Please call us at 603-934-4240 with any questions.
For specialized estate planning advice, please talk to an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area.
A corporation may annually deduct a portion of its net income as a charitable contribution. To the extent that its annual contribution exceeds the limit, the corporation can carry forward and deduct the excess during the next five years. Some companies may choose to pledge a fixed percent of their net profits each year.
If you shop on Amazon.com, you can use their Smile portal with Sant Bani as your designated charity; the School will receive a portion of your total purchase, at no extra cost to you.
The School also collects Box Tops for Education; every “box top” is worth 10 cents, and SBS receives hundreds of dollars each year from donated tops. You can bring yours to the School, if you live locally, or send them in the mail if you live farther away.
Your Passion = Your Impact
Annual Fund: With annual donations making up more than 15% of the school’s total operating budget, we like to say the first and most important gift to Sant Bani School is a gift to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports all important things that make Sant Bani School the school it is today.
Restricted Use/Special Purpose Gifts: There are instances when you would like to see your gift be directed for a specific current use initiative. By working with our Advancement Office, we can make sure that your vision comes to life and matches the mission of the school.
Endowment: The annual draw from our General Endowment represents approximately 5% of our total budget, It’s a sustainable source of funding to help meet our mission now and in the future. When you make a gift to the endowment, your principal gift is never spent and is instead invested, enabling your gift to generate income in perpetuity.
The Swan’s Nest: Bequests allow donors to leave a legacy and make a lasting impact at Sant Bani School. Additionally, the gift of an IRA or retirement plan, life insurance policy, annuity, or charitable trust can offer donors sizable tax benefits while also supporting Sant Bani School. If you would like to learn more about setting up a bequest, contact Stacy Lopes.
Sant Bani School will once again be taking part in Giving Tuesday, which this year is on Tuesday, November 28. Giving Tuesday is a global event which began in 2012 and encourages and celebrates generosity.
In 2022, more than 70 generous donors contributed nearly $14,000 which directly supported the SBS Annual Fund. Reaching our goal of 50 online gifts unlocked a $1,000 gift from an anonymous donor . We are extremely grateful for and appreciative of this support, which continues to make the transformative experience that is a Sant Bani School education possible for current and future students.