Why Give?

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.

What is the Pilgrim Fund?

At Pilgrim, we are proud to provide a robust and inclusive education, while keeping our tuition fees as low as possible to maintain our socio-economic diversity. Because of this, tuition alone is not able to cover the entirety of the school’s operating budget, leaving a significant budgetary gap.
 
The Pilgrim Fund was established to help us bridge that gap. By supporting the Pilgrim Fund, you support every aspect of education, such as:
  • ·Classroom improvements
  • Financial aid for families in need
  • Seed money for new programs and activities
  • Competitive salaries and robust professional development for faculty and staff
Donations to the Pilgrim Fund are 100% tax-deductible, and help to strengthen the future of this school. We hope you will consider contributing today!


Pilgrim Night Out

Every spring, the Pilgrim community gathers for a special fundraiser to celebrate the school year and our extraordinary community. This beloved event provides funding for financial aid for the following school year. It is always a fun-filled evening, as we join together to eat, drink, bid on wonderful auction items, and spend quality time together as a community!

Different Ways to Give

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  • 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!

  • Check

    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 at Reception 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.

    If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact Nicole Arca at narca@pilgrim-school.org.

  • 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 nkye@pilgrim-school.org 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 nkye@pilgrim-school.org 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 nkye@pilgrim-school.org or 213.355.5208. All conversations are confidential.

Meet the Advancement Staff

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