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For generations, Cranbrook Schools has fulfilled its promise of providing challenging and comprehensive college preparation: the promise of readying our students to excel at the colleges of their dreams and in life beyond. Balanced between a legacy of educational innovation and a rich history of tradition, Cranbrook is more than the opportunity for a great education.
 
We are grateful to the many alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, governors, trustees, faculty, staff and friends who stand together in support of Cranbrook Schools.

Ways to Give

List of 5 items.

  • IRA Giving

    If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA helps reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it! Cranbrook Schools has invested in this secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give from your IRA, and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

    Please note: When you donate from your IRA, please use the link below so we can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

    If you have any questions, please contact Regan LaFontaine at 248.645.3221  or rlafontaine@cranbrook.edu

    Give from my IRA
  • Donor-Advised Funds

    Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations today. If you have a DAF, our trusted partner FreeWill makes it easy to support Cranbrook Schools. FreeWill’s DAF tool integrates with your DAF custodian automatically and saves you the extra step of notifying Cranbrook about your gift. By using this tool, you can:
    • Recommend how you’d like your grant to be allocated
    • Communicate your wishes to Cranbrook Schools
    • Share the details of your DAF grant

    If you have any questions, please contact Regan LaFontaine at 248.645.3221  or rlafontaine@cranbrook.edu

    Give from my DAF
  • Gifts of Stock and Securities

    Donating stocks allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. Cranbrook Schools has invested in this secure stock donation tool to make it easier than ever.

    Please note: When you donate stock, please use the link below so we can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

    If you would prefer to make your donation through your broker, you may access our transfer information from the link above or contact Regan LaFontaine at 248.645.3221  or rlafontaine@cranbrook.edu

    Donate my Stock
  • Planned Gifts

    Planned giving, including estate and deferred gifts, allows donors to make a meaningful legacy gift to Cranbrook Schools while realizing immediate financial and tax benefits. For more information on making a planned gift, please click here.
  • Printable "Ways to Give" Form

    To access a printable version of Ways to Give, please click here.

More Information

For additional information on these giving options or for assistance making a gift to an endowed fund, please call the Schools Advancement Office at (248) 645-3140.

Send checks payable to Cranbrook Schools to:
Cranbrook Advancement Office
P.O. BOX 778761
Chicago, IL 60677-8761

Please denote the purpose/project to which the donation should be directed.