Ways to Give
There are many ways to give at WIS; options for making a contribution to the School are highlighted below. Each and every gift is important. Thank you!
Please make checks payable to "Washington International School" or "WIS" and mail to:
Washington International School
3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Make a secure online gift to WIS. The WIS Business Office is able to accept Visa and MasterCard only.
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.
Please click here for instructions on how to donate securities or initiate cash wire transfers.
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 are interested in learning more about Planned Giving at WIS, please visit our Planned Giving page.
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.