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Ways to Give

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Online Giving | Checks | Matching Gifts | Honorary and Memorial Gifts | Gifts of Stock | Gifts in Kind


Each gift makes a difference.


We appreciate your support of The Avery Coonley School and offer several convenient ways to give. Your gift ensures that the unique collaborative culture our students create, where the drive to learn transcends all other differences, will continue to help their bright shine.


Online Giving

Gifts to all Avery Coonley funds can be made online. Go to to begin the simple process.

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Gifts can be made via check to support the School. Checks should be made payable to The Avery Coonley School and mailed to the School to the attention of the Development Office.


Matching Gifts

The Avery Coonley School qualifies for matching gifts from many corporations. The ACS Office of Development would be pleased to help facilitate matching gifts. Donor levels of recognition will include the amount of any matching gifts.


Honorary and Memorial Gifts

The Avery Coonley School welcomes gifts made in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. With your gift, please indicate the name of the person whom you are honoring. The School will notify the honoree or family of the gift received, but the donation amount will remain confidential.


Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stocks, bonds, or other securities support the School and may provide you with tax advantages. They may be given in the following ways:

  • By transferring ownership of the stock to the School
  • By instructing your broker to sell the stock and send proceeds to the School (by check or direct wire to the ACS account)

Please contact the ACS Office of Development for assistance with gifts of securities.


Gifts in Kind

“Gifts in Kind” contributions are defined as non-cash items such as equipment, books, artwork, supplies, receptions, or a product that is voluntarily transferred from the donor to Avery Coonley without compensation or consideration in return. Donors are encouraged to speak with the ACS Office of Development or members of the faculty prior to making a gift in kind to be sure that the gift is needed by the School.

Valuations of these gifts are the privilege and responsibility of the donor. Contributions are tax deductible in keeping with IRS regulations. When gifts in kind are valued in excess of $500, the IRS requires donors to complete a special form for taxes (IRS Form 8283). In addition, if the value of the donation is more than $5,000, the donor must obtain a professional appraisal in addition to completion of this IRS Form. Please consult your tax advisor for more information regarding the IRS requirements for deductibility of these special gifts.

*The Avery Coonley School is an IRS approved 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 36-2171680. All gifts are gratefully received and are acknowledged with a letter and receipt for your tax records. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Contact Director of Development Carolyn Johnson if you have questions: or 630-969-0800 x7218.


Generous support of the 2020 Annual Auction raised $69,579 for our playground expansion, which included new play equipment and nearly doubled the playground’s size.