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The philanthropic spirit is a vital force in the South Kent community. We are so fortunate to have a large and dedicated force of alumni, family, and friends whose generous support and leadership provide the margin of excellence that makes the difference between good and extraordinary. South Kent School is forever indebted to them.
As the the son of former faculty, and a graduate myself, I appreciate the education and opportunities South Kent affords. South Kent offers a life for young men that is filled with both challenges and opportunities. The guidance of our caring faculty is what our boys need to become responsible, young adults. Giving to South Kent not only invests in our future generations of bright and promising leaders, but also our rich and celebrated legacy.
As we look to the future of South Kent School, we do so with optimism, and we count on the members of the South Kent family to contribute in helping us fulfill its compelling mission in today’s challenging times.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I thank you for your continued support and involvement, and look forward to the many successes ahead for South Kent!
Christopher C. Farr '84
Director of Advancement
Development Associate / Alumni Relations
Gonzalo Garcia-Pedroso '95
The South Kent Fund is vitally important as it provides unrestricted financial support for all costs associated with the operation of the school in a given year, including:
- Need Based Financial Aid
- Faculty Compensation and Professional Development
- Student Activities and Clubs
- Facilities Maintenance
- Health Services
It helps to bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a South Kent student, $70,000, and what is brought in through tuition and fees. The more robust the South Kent Fund is, the more it can enhance the quality of the educational experience of each and every student.
We urge you to join the ranks of those who have so faithfully supported the South Kent Fund with regular, sustained and increased giving over the years. The need for expanded Annual Giving support has never been more critical.
Making a planned gift is a special way to support the school, especially if it is made to our endowment, because it allows you to donate assets yet defer the time South Kent actually receives them.
Consider the Advantages...Of various life-income gift plans
- Current income tax deduction
- Avoidance of long-term capital gains
- Increase in income
Please click here to learn more about supporting South Kent through planned giving.
Other ways to give
South Kent School welcomes any size gift. Checks should be made payable to South Kent School and may be sent directly to the Development Office, 40 Bull’s Bridge Road, South Kent, CT 06785. Gifts may also be made with credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover) by calling (860) 927-3539 x206 or by using our online form. Electronic Funds Transfer may also be used. The transfer number is the number located across the bottom of your check.
Many companies will match a contribution made by an employee (including a spouse). Ask your employer if they have such a program and, if so, obtain the proper form to forward to South Kent School. The donor receives credit for both the original gift and the amount of the match.
Gifts of Securities
You may find that you can give more to South Kent School at less cost to you by contributing securities that are worth more now than when you bought them. For appreciated securities, a benefit to the donor is to the avoidance of capital gains tax. If you have depreciated securities, it may be to your advantage to sell your securities and give the proceeds to South Kent School. You receive the charitable deduction for the cash gift and may be eligible for a capital loss.
The following document has been developed to assist donors, who wish to give gifts of securities:
A memorial gift to South Kent School is a thoughtful tribute to a loved one. Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of an individual.
Thank you-your gift to SKS will impact the life of a young man in a meaningful way.