Ways to Give
Online giving is a simple and convenient way to support Cornerstone. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation through our secure platform. Online gifts are charged to your credit card, and you will receive an emailed receipt to keep on file. Give online here.
If you do your giving through a donor advised fund that participates in the DAFDirect system, you can recommend grants from your donor-advised fund directly by using the DAFDirect link here.
You may send a one-time or recurring donation by mail. Please make checks payable to "Cornerstone Schools of Washington, DC" and mail your gift to our PO Box address:
Attn: Derrick Max
PO Box 76456
Washington, DC 20013
Donating long-term appreciated securities is an excellent way to invest in Cornerstone and can allow donors to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a charitable income tax-deduction. To learn more about making a stock gift, including our brokerage account information, please contact Derrick Max at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-575-0027.
TAX-FREE IRA TRANSFER
According the new law signed December 18, 2015, people over age 70 1/2 may give their annual IRA required minimum distribution to a 501(c)3 charity via a tax-free transfer. Please contact your IRA administrator for assistance.
Cornerstone has a wide variety of needs and sometimes receives support through non-cash gifts. You may have an item you think the school may need, or you can reference our Amazon wish lists to learn more (see below). Cornerstone will issue receipts for in-kind contributions; the value is determined by the donor and his/her tax adviser. Please contact Beth Seo if you have an item that the school may need or would like to learn more.
Amazon Wish Lists: Cornerstone has multiple wish lists identifying school needs or wishes that you can purchase and send directly from Amazon! To do so, please search "Cornerstone Schools" under "Find a List or Registry." We should be one of the first organizations to pop up, and you will see the different wish lists on the left sidebar: art supplies, indoor recess games, P.E. equipment, curriculum needs, teacher resources and more.
CREATIVE GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Did you know you can support Cornerstone through all kinds of simple and creative avenues? Consider some of the following ideas below!
- AmazonSmile - When you search "Cornerstone Schools" on AmazonSmile, you can select us as your designated charity. Every time you make a purchase through AmazonSmile (Prime memberships still apply), Amazon will donate a percentage back to Cornerstone! Learn more here.
- Target REDCard - Register your REDcard with Cornerstone, and Target will donate 1% of every purchase back to the school. (Please note that our school name is listed as "Cornerstone Community School" on Target's site.) Learn more here.
- Box Tops for Education - You can collect box tops from all types of food and home goods. Drop them by our main office or simply mail an envelope full to the address listed above. Learn more here.