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Why Give?

Donate to Pilgrim Fund

Pilgrim School relies on charitable contributions from families, alumni, friends, and foundations in order to provide the essential elements of a top-quality education. Each year, we ask our community to place Pilgrim as a top philanthropic priority by supporting the Pilgrim Fund, attending fundraising events, and supporting the community through volunteerism.

Ways to Give
Online via Credit Card

The easiest way to contribute to the Pilgrim Fund is by credit card. Credit card payments can be made as one-time donations, or through monthly installments. Please click here to donate today!


Checks should be made payable to "Pilgrim School." Designations to funds or programs should be indicated on the memo line of the check or in accompanying correspondence.

Checks can be left with the Guards for the Advancement Office, or can be mailed to:

Pilgrim School

c/o Advancement Office

540 S. Commonwealth Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer to match their employee’s charitable contributions as a part of their corporate social responsibility programs. All matching gifts are counted toward the original donor’s overall giving, making it as easy way to increase your impact at Pilgrim. Please visit our Matching Gift Search page to determine your eligibility!

If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact If you have any questions, please contact Nari Kye, Director of Advancement, at or (213) 355-5208.

Stock or Wire Transfer

Stock gifts and wire transfers are excellent ways to give and are always welcomed by Pilgrim.

If you would like to transfer stocks or funds to Pilgrim School, please contact Nari Kye, Director of Advancement, at or 213.355.5208.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities make particularly effective gifts as they provide a meaningful income tax deduction for the full fair market value at the time the gift is made. Neither the donor nor Pilgrim School incurs capital gains when the gift is liquidated.

For more information on how to make tax-deductible gifts of securities, please contact Nari Kye, Director of Advancement, at or 213.355.5208.

Estate Giving

For many people, the best way to make a significant donation to charity is through their estate. With planning and foresight, a legacy gift can assure that the Pilgrim School mission is carried into the future. There are also tax benefits.

One method of supporting Pilgrim is through a planned gift, or a bequest. Making a bequest is as simple as inserting a few sentences into you will, such as, “I give $_________ to Pilgrim School of Los Angeles, CA” or “I bequeath __% of my estate to Pilgrim School of Los Angeles, CA.” The school can also be a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA. Bequests can be earmarked for the endowment, or directed to any area of the school.

If you are interested in learning more about bequests, please contact Nari Kye, Director of Advancement, at or 213.355.5208. All conversations are confidential.

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