Ways of Giving

The Lycée Français de New York is grateful for the many ways in which our alumni, parents and friends support the school. Your gift – of any size – demonstrates your confidence in the school’s mission and community and allows us to continue our important work. We thank you in advance for your generosity – and for making a difference in the Lycée. Among the most popular ways to give are the following:

Cash Gifts

A gift of cash remains the simplest way to contribute to the Lycée. It impacts the school immediately and, depending on an individual’s financial circumstances, can provide tax benefits to the donor.

Please send a check, payable to Lycée Français de New York to:

Lycée Français de New York
Attn: Development
505 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Credit Card Gifts

Donations by credit card are fast, easy and flexible – allowing you complete management of the size and frequency of your gift. You may make a secure gift online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, or you may call Brigid Berger 212-439-3852 to make a credit card gift over the phone.

Online gifts can be made by using our online contribution form. In addition, you may include your credit card information on a Lycée Français de New York donation envelope, which can be obtained at the Lycée entrances and reception desk.

Gifts of Securities

Giving appreciated long-term stock directly to the Lycée is a great option that brings equity to the school while offering you a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.

For details on how to make a gift of securities, please contact Brigid Berger in the Development Office at 212-439-3852 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts provide a powerful means of supporting the school by pairing your generosity with that of your employer. More than 1,000 companies match donations made by their employees to independent schools, meaning if you, your spouse, or partner work for a company with a matching gift program, the value of your gift could double. Since matching gifts must be initiated by the donor, please inquire whether your employer offers such a program, and if so, please secure the proper forms to accompany your contribution. The Lycée will complete and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution directly to the Lycée.

Click here to see a partial list of companies with matching gift programs. If your company is not listed, please check with your Human Resources department to learn if they offer a matching gift program.