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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

  • Give online
    It's easy and safe - simply choose a fund above.  If you do not see the fund you want, give us a call at:  212-961-3324 and we'll be glad to take your information over the phone!
  • Mail us a check

    Please make your check out to Bank Street College.
    On the memo line indicate the fund you wish to support.
    Mail your check to:

    Bank Street College of Education
    Development & External Relations Office
    PO Box 250865
    New York, NY 10025



  • Make a gift of securities

    Please note a change of accounts effective Monday, June 13, 2016.

    The tax benefits of making a gift of appreciated securities may be two-fold: Avoid capital-gains taxes and receive a deduction for the transferred stock's full market value. 

    Stocks are frequently transferred by electronic delivery. For instance, stocks are usually held in "street accounts" with financial services firms. While a taxpayer may irrevocably instruct his or her broker to transfer the stock to charity, the gift is not complete until the stock is delivered to the charity's account. This means that the gift date for tax purposes may be days and possibly even weeks after the taxpayer's instructions to transfer. This poses a potential problem to last minute charitable contributions.  To receive calendar year tax credit for stock securities, please initiate the transfer prior to December 21st.  (Note below: transfers of mutual funds require more lead time.)

    Transfers to our broker do not include the name of the donor.  For proper credit, please contact Sonja Carter (contact info below) and indicate the name of the stock you are giving, the number of shares, and to what fund you would like to give (e.g. The Bank Street Annual Fund, the Graduate School Annual Fund, or the School for Children Annual Fund).

    Broker: Michael Dabulis, Neuberger Berman
    Phone: 212-476-5717
    Fax: 212-476-9095
    DTC number: #0226/NFS
    FBO Account: NBJ036247
    Bank Street Tax ID: 13-5562167

    For more information and to assure that your gift is properly recognized and credited, contact: Sonja Carter, 212-875-4495.

    Also note: The transfer of Mutual Funds is not DTC eligible. To make a gift of Mutual Funds, please contact our broker with the name of the fund and number of shares to obtain a brokerage account and full bin numbers. To guarantee your transfer of Mutual Funds for end of calendar year receipt, please make your transfer prior to December 1 of the year in which you require tax credit.

  • Match your gift
    If you or your spouse works for a company that participates in corporate matching, your contribution to Bank Street may be doubled or even tripled. Please contact your employer’s human resources office for information on how you can participate in their matching program.

    When making a gift, please keep in mind:
    • matching gift programs can double or triple the value of your gift to Bank Street
    • the donor's employer will also be acknowledged in the honor roll
    • we strongly encourage you to check with your employer's charitable giving regpresentative for the latest matching gift policy and relevant forms to complete - please let us know if you intend to have your gift matched
    Questions?  Please contact Charles Babian, at 212-961-3323 with any question or information you want to share about your matching gift or your employer's matching gift policies.

    Here is a list of just some of the corporations who match gifts:
    • Bank of America-Merrill Lynch 
    • Barclays Bank 
    • Citibank
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Fidelity Investments
    • General Electric
    • Google
    • Goldman Sachs
    • HSBC
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Morgan Stanley
    • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Thomson Reuters
    • UBS
  • Consider planned giving

    Planned giving helps ensure Bank Street's future financial security.  Many donors can make a future gift to Bank Street through deferred giving.  You may not be able to afford to make a gift at present, but receive the tax benefit now.  There are several ways to make a tax-deductible planned gift: Charitable Trust Funds can pay the donor income throughout their lifetime, with the principal being paid to Bank Street after his or her death. Likewise, Charitable Annuities can provide you with tax free income for a set period, or for life, and benefit Bank Street at a later date. Naming Bank Street in your estate plan will likewise prove both tax-wise for the donor estate, no investment required at the present time. Another way to benefit yourself is by making the gift of a life insurance policy, while giving the cost of premiums as a tax-deductible annual gift.

    Bank Street greatly encourages and appreciates such future gifts  All these planned gifts are assets of the College and can be considered in the long-term planning of financial support.  Please consult with your attorney or tax professional about what gift opportunity might best fit your situation.

    In appreciation of your planned gift, you will be recognized as a member of the Lucy Sprague Mitchell Society. For more information contact Sonja Carter, Vice President for Development and External Relations, 212-875-4495.

  • Honor someone special

    A gift in Bank Street in honor of a student, teacher, or advisor is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion.  Gifts may also be made in memory of a friend or loved one.

    Make sure to provide information in the comments section (online) or include instructions with your check. We will be certain to advise the honoree or family of the gift with the information you provide.

    A check can be mailed to:

    Bank Street College
    Development and External Relations Office
    PO Box 250865
    New York, NY 10025
  • Make an endowment gift

    Email Sonja Carter to explore making a gift »

    ...benefit Bank Street by providing a secure base of resources, which mitigates against large tuition increases, reduces dependence on specific funding sources, facilitates long-term financial planning and program objectives, and fosters programmatic flexibility and organizational change in working toward those goals.

The 2018 Bank Street Annual Dinner

Each year, the Bank Street Annual Dinner honors someone who is making a significant contribution to the world of education. This year's honoree is Jeffrey I. Sussman, President of Property Group Partners, and Bank Street Trustee. This year, we are highlighting the important new initiatives at the College, with the theme: The First One Thousand Days of Life.

Gifts in honor or Mr. Sussman and/or pledge fullfillment for the event can still be made here.

For more information about this year's dinner, or information about past honorees, please click here.

2016-17 Annual Funds Honor Roll

Please take a moment to browse the 2016-17 Annual Funds Honor Roll and meet our donors and volunteers!

Center on Culture, Race & Equity

Research shows students in our nation don't feel safe—and we are doing something about it. Bank Street's Center on Culture, Race & Equity addresses issues of race, equity, and access in school communities by working to shift adult mindsets and transform the work educators do with children and their families. Click here to learn more and make a difference with your gift today.

Thank You!

Your gift to Bank Street College of Education improves the education of children and their teachers, and helps us to promote the practice of progressive education in our community and beyond our doors.  Every dollar directly supports the division to which it was made.

Your gift is 100% tax-deductible.