Ways To Give
Pledge, cash or credit card
Your pledge can be paid over time through June 30 of each calendar year. Print a remittance form to mail with your pledge or check to Christ Methodist Day School Spirit Fund, 411 S. Grove Park, Memphis, TN 38117. To make a donation by credit card on our secure giving page click here.
Spirit Fund Giving Levels
$10,000+ Founder’s Society
$5,000 – $9,999 Ella McVean Club
$2,500- $4,999 David Fox Club
$1,000 – $2,499 Sam Drash Club
$500 – $999 Headmaster’s Club
$250 – $499 Chairman’s Club
$126 – $249 Faculty’s Club
$125 (up to) Friends of CMDS
Many corporations match their employees’ charitable donations. Check your employer’s website or human resources department for more information regarding their policy. It is a simple way to increase the value of your gift significantly.
Planned Giving- Tax laws intentionally encourage planned charitable giving which can many times reduce income tax, estate tax and capital gains tax. Some options are:
- A bequest in your will
- Long-term appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)
- Life insurance policy with Christ Methodist Day School as the primary beneficiary
- Real property
- Personal property (artwork, jewelry, collectibles)
- Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust – provides the donor an annual percentage payment based on the fair market value of an asset for the donor’s lifetime, while the school receives a substantial gift.
- Charitable Remainder Unitrust – similar plan, but the payments to the donor fluctuate based on the fair market value of the asset each year.
Please contact your financial adviser or other professional for advice about your personal options in setting up your planned gift.
We’re “Building a Pathway to the Future Brick by Brick” The perfect way to honor or remember someone is to add a custom inscribed brick to our courtyard. Prices start at $200. Proceeds from the courtyard brick project go directly to the Spirit Fund. Print and complete the brick order form and mail to CMDS Spirit Fund, 411 S. Grove Park, Memphis, TN 38117.