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Cold Spring School

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a monetary gift to the Cold Spring Fund. 

Your gift helps fulfill our commitment to fostering socioeconomic diversity, programmatic innovation, and joyful learning. Making a gift online is fast, easy and secure. Click on the button below to make your online gift today. To donate by check please make checks payable to Cold Spring School and mail to:

Cold Spring Fund, 263 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many businesses and organizations will match a gift made by an employee or their spouse. Please contact your employer’s Human Resource department to find out if your company offers a matching gift program.

Planned Giving at Cold Spring School

Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals. Below is a list of options you may wish to consider when making a planned gift to Cold Spring School.

Simple Ways to Leave Your Legacy

  • Bequests

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Assets to Give

  • Securities

  • Real estate

  • Retirement plans

  • Life insurance policies

  • Other

Simple Ways to Leave Your Legacy

Remembering Cold Spring School with a bequest from your estate will help sustain and strengthen Cold Spring School for years to come while retaining control of and use of your assets during your lifetime.

A bequest is a simple way to make a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You may make a bequest by including language in your will or trust leaving a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual of the estate after you have made bequests to your family. Bequests to Cold Spring School may reduce your estate taxes.

“I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise, and bequeath [written amount or percentage of estate] to Cold Spring School School (tax ID # 06-1066740), located at 263 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06513, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

This trust provides tax benefits and at the end of the term, the remainder (or a portion) of the trust assets go to the School for the purposes you designate. 

Assets to Give

Whether you are making an outright gift or a planned gift, Cold Spring School welcomes many types of assets. Options include cash, publicly traded securities, non-publicly traded assets, real estate, retirement plans, life insurance policies, gifts in kind such as personal property, and other possibilities.

A gift of your retirement plan or life insurance policy (or a portion thereof) can be made by designating Cold Spring School as a beneficiary. To do so, contact your retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and complete the appropriate beneficiary designation form.

For more information, please contact Georgia Lieber at or (203) 787-1584.

Each year we encourage current families to take our 100% challenge and contribute to the Cold Spring Fund before the 100th day of school, typically in mid-February. 100% participation reflects the strength of our school and the solidarity of our community!



Other Ways to Contribute

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards

Do you shop at Stop & Shop? Register your Stop & Shop card online at in the section marked “For Customers” and Cold Spring School will earn cash for every dollar you spend on groceries between October and March. In past years we’ve received close to $2,000 through this program!


Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Cold Spring School whenever you shop through AmazonSmile. It is a simple way for you to support the school every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Visit and log in to your account. Then search for Cold Spring School to select us as your designated organization.

Donate Your Time

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our community events throughout the year. Some traditions like the book fair may only need a few extra pairs of hands, while major fundraisers like the Spring Shindig & Auction will require a dedicated committee of planners. Any amount of time you can contribute is a gift. Contact Georgia at for more details on how you can help.