Ways to Give

There are many ways to give at WIS. The list below provides options for making a contribution to the School. Each and every gift is important. Thank you!


Please make checks payable to "Washington International School" or "WIS" and mail to:

Washington International School
Advancement Office
3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008


Contact Steward Cole (steward.cole@wis.edu) in the Business Office for instructions on how to make a wire transfer to WIS.


Make a secure online gift to WIS. The WIS Business Office is able to accept Visa and MasterCard only. Thank you for your support!


Giving stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have increased in value (and which the donor has owned for more than one year) provides greater tax benefits to the donor than giving cash. The donor can not only deduct the full market value of the securities, but also avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Instructions for Giving Stock to WIS

So we can process your contribution in a timely and efficient manner, please provide the Director of Advancement at WIS with the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • Number of shares and description of the security
  • Any specific purpose for your gift

The donor’s broker should transfer the stock into the School’s account:
Credit Account Number: 656-198190
Credit Account Name: Washington International School
Delivery Trust Company (DTC) No. 0226
For Credit to Brokerage Firm: National Financial Services, LLC
Contact: Zoraida Rosa (305) 677-6693 or zoraida@gentrustwm.com
The School’s Federal Identification Number (FID) is 52-0822-077.

The stock will then be sold immediately.


Many companies will match employee gifts. You may be able to double or triple the size of your gift by submitting the appropriate matching gift form (available from your employer) along with your contribution. Please contact your company's Human Resources department to learn if you are eligible for matching gifts.


Cathya Wing Stephenson Planned Giving Society

The Board of Trustees established the Cathya Wing Stephenson Society to recognize donors who have included WIS in their wills. As co-founder of Washington International School and one of its major donors since 1966, Mrs. Stephenson is a leader in international education for world citizenship.

To perpetuate the School's mission into the future, she has included WIS in her will, designating her bequest for Financial Aid. Her belief that an international education should be available to a large cross-section of Washington, DC students carries the School forward and continues to inspire our community. Since Mrs. Stephenson made her estate gift to WIS, many alumni, faculty, parents, and friends have chosen to follow in her footsteps by providing for the School in their estates.

If you have made a provision in your will that benefits WIS, please contact the Advancement Office so WIS can welcome you into the Cathya Wing Stephenson Society and celebrate your commitment to the School.

The Advancement Office staff is happy to work with donors to create a plan for giving that benefits both the donor and the School. If you or your financial advisor has a question about Planned Giving at WIS, please contact the Advancement Office.

The following individuals have indicated they will remember WIS in their wills.

Anonymous Faculty Member
Stefania Berla & David Schlitz
Kyra Cheremeteff & Thomas Richardson
Dorothy L. Downing
Georgia & Christian Eigen-Zucchi
LaNeil Gregory
Carol & Richard Hall
Audrey & Ron Hoffer
Kathy Kemper
Natacha Mottart & Olivier LeGrain
M. Gema Leon
Russell Craig Lindner
Miriam Huger Lindner
Raissa Nicholson
Malcolm E. Peabody
Anne-Marie Pierce
Ann D. Schmidt
Richard M. Schmidt, Jr.
Mary Southard
Cathya Wing Stephenson
Barbara Taft
Robert C. Zimmer


Gifts of low-yielding securities, real estate, collectibles, and other similar properties can provide a tax-efficient way to make meaningful gifts with little or no effect on your current spendable income. When you give appropriate property you have owned longer than one year, you are entitled to an income tax deduction for the full value of the asset, not just the amount you paid for it. All capital gains tax that would be due on a sale of the property is avoided. Gifts of appreciated assets may be deducted in an amount up to 30% of your adjusted gross income each year. Please call the Advancement Office at (202) 243-1693 if you have property you would like to donate to the School.

Are you making a gift in kind? Please complete THIS FORM.

Do you have any questions about making a gift? Please contact the Advancement Office at 202.243.1693.

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