Checks and Cash
Sun Valley Community School accepts gifts of cash, through a valid bank or brokerage account, by means of check, credit card, wire transfer or debit card. The date of the gift is recorded as the date that the gift is received by the Development Office. The one exception is a calendar year-end gift, which is recorded as of the postmark date. Gifts are tax deductible in the year in which they are received. Checks should be made out to Sun Valley Community School and mailed to: Sun Valley Community School, Development Office, PO Box 2118, Sun Valley, ID 83353.
Gifts of Stock
If you own securities that have appreciated, you may find that you can make a larger gift at a lower cost than by using cash. Gifts of long-term appreciated assets are particularly beneficial in terms of tax savings.
Sun Valley Community School accepts gifts of appreciated property in the form of stock (other than closely-held) through the school’s brokerage accounts. In the case of electronic stock transfers, Sun Valley Community School has instructed its account managers to sell transferred securities as soon as possible after the transfer. The date of the gift is determined by the date the securities transfer into Sun Valley Community School’s account, and securities are valued as of the transfer date.
Securities transferred by other means, either through the mail or hand delivered, will be counted as transferred on the date that Sun Valley Community School takes possession of the securities. All physical delivery of securities should be accompanied with a signed stock power and share certificate. As in electronic transfers, securities will be sold as soon as possible after Sun Valley Community School takes possession.