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Ways to Give

Here are the various ways which you can donate to Fordham Prep:


To make a gift today, use our secure online giving form.

by phone

To make a gift via phone, simply call 718-367-7500, ext 251 and we can accept your credit card by phone.

by mail

To send a check, please make the check payable to Fordham Prep and note what area you would like to support in the memo section. Our address is:

Fordham Preparatory School
Office of Development
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-5121

Gifts to Fordham Prep’s endowment by check should be made out to "The Fordham Prep Formation Foundation Trust." The trust is charged with stewarding Fordham Prep's future endowment and ensuring the school's financial stability.

matching gifts

Increase your gift by matching your gift through your employer. If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, your gift to the Prep could easily be doubled or tripled simply by completing a form that will be available from your employer. Once completed, please forward to the Office of Annual Giving. Please note that the form may be available on your company’s HR portal.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated marketable securities afford donors an attractive means of giving to Fordham Prep. Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities they give to Fordham Prep — computed on the day of their transfer — while avoiding payment of capital gains on the stock's appreciated value. It is the policy of Fordham Prep to sell all gifts of stock as soon as they have been transferred to Fordham Prep. Donors of stock are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisors.

Use the information below to set up your electronic stock transfer. If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie Denning at 718-367-7500, ext 251, or email at

To transfer stock electronically
TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Account Name: Fordham Preparatory School
Account # 914049622
DTC# 0188
Contact: Daniel D. Hickey ‘84
Stepping Stones Management, LLC
PO Box 263
Bronx, NY 10464
phone: 646-723-6262

Fordham Prep Contact: Ann Marie Denning at 718-367-7500, ext. 251 
fax: 718-367-7598

bequests and planned giving

Making a bequest or planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Fordham Prep and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as importantly, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to the Prep.

Once you have indicated that you have made a bequest or planned gift, or otherwise made provisions in your estate plans for Fordham Prep, you will become members of the Shea-McDonough Society. As a member of the Society, your name will be published in recognition of your commitment and thereby encourage others to follow your example. The names of Shea-McDonough Society members are published three times yearly in Ramview, our periodical for members of the greater Fordham Prep family of alumni, parents, and friends.

The Society is named for two legendary members of the Prep’s faculty: Arthur M. Shea, S.J., who was Prefect of Discipline for more than 40 years, and Harry L. McDonough, a celebrated teacher of mathematics for more than 50 years. In naming the Society for these individuals, the Trustees of Fordham Prep sought to honor their memories and to create an affordable means for any graduate, parent, or friend to lend financial support to the Prep, and thereby to ensure that the institution to which Fr. Shea and Mr. McDonough dedicated their lives would remain a vital force in American secondary education.

For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Jose R. Gonzalez, Vice President for Engagement, Development & Communications at 718-367-7500, ext. 210, or via email at – Fax: 718-367-7598.

Neither Fordham Prep nor its employees and related parties provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your legal counsel and/or your accountant or tax professional regarding the legal or tax implications of a particular suggestion or strategy including any estate planning strategies, before you implement. In addition, the information is current as of the date indicated and is subject to change without notice.

corporate and foundation giving

Each year, corporations and foundations support Fordham Prep through outright gifts, restricted grants, event support, sponsorships, underwriting, and matching gifts. Fordham Prep works to match key needs and initiatives with the interests and giving criteria of local, regional, and national corporations and foundations. These collaborations have sustained a wide range of initiatives and programs.

Fordham Prep welcomes all inquiries and contacts from foundations and corporations, as well as suggestions from faculty, alumni, parents, and friends of the Prep, on potential partnerships with foundations and corporations.

For more information, please contact Jose R. Gonzalez, Vice President for Engagement, Development & Communications at 718-367-7500, ext. 210 or via email at – Fax: 718-367-7598.

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