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Ways of Giving

Ways to Give to RE

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  • Online Gifts and Pledges

    Credit card gifts may be made online through our secure donation forms. Make a gift online; give now to:
    The Fund for Ransom Everglades
    Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities
    Make a Pledge Payment
  • Gifts by Phone or Mail

    To make a single or recurring credit card gift by phone, contact Melissa Bonafonte via email or at 305 460 8215.

    Please make your check payable to Ransom Everglades School and send it to:

    Attn: Advancement Office
    3575 Main Highway
    Coconut Grove, FL 33133

  • Wire Transfer

    Please contact Tony Mercadal via email or at 305 460 2113 for detailed information about wire transfers.

  • Stocks

    In advance of a stock or securities transfer to Ransom Everglades, please contact Director of Advancement Services Tony Mercadal via email or at 305 460 2113 to ensure that the gift is properly received and is directed to the proper account. We will need the name of the donor and the gift designation.

    Gifts to Ransom Everglades of stock, bonds, mutual funds or other long-term appreciated assets receive a greater tax benefit. You can take a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and you are not taxed on your capital gain.
     
    How it works:
    • Transfer shares of your appreciated assets (stock, bonds, etc.) directly to RE.
    • RE will sell your securities and use the proceeds to support the school as you designate.
    • If you itemize, you may deduct from your taxable income the full fair market value of your shares as of the date of receipt by RE, regardless of what you paid for them.
    • You do not have to report any of your capital gain on the securities.
    • To be eligible for a charitable deduction in 2021, gifts of securities must be received by December 31, 2021.

    Important:
    Make sure you donate your securities directly to RE. If you sell your securities first and then give us the proceeds, the IRS will impose capital gains tax on your sale, wiping out the benefits of this arrangement. 
     
    Plan your year-end stock gifts as early as possible and check with your broker to ensure that your gift is received by RE prior to December 31. For specific transfer instructions, contact Tony Mercadal at 305 460 2113 or tmercadal@ransomeverglades.org. It is important that you inform us of your stock gift to allow us to provide you with the appropriate tax documentation.

  • Matching Gifts

    Increase the impact of your gift!

    Does your employer have a Matching Gifts Program? Contact your Matching Gift Administrator or your Human Resources Office to see if your company has a Matching Gift Program. As a donor, you will receive credit for both your gift and the amount of the match.

    Please contact Tony Mercadal via email or at 305 460 2113 for detailed information about matching your gift.

  • Planned Gifts and Bequests

    Find detailed information on planned giving opportunities on the Planned Giving page.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

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  • The Fund for Ransom Everglades

    The Fund for Ransom Everglades provides the base of support for enriched academic, art, and athletic programs, enhanced facilities, a dynamic faculty, and many more opportunities that make up the RE experience. Find additional information on The Fund for RE page.
  • Capital Projects and Endowments

    We invite every family to start their philanthropy at RE with a gift to The Fund for Ransom Everglades. If families are interested in making an additional capital or endowment gift to one of the school’s priorities, there are multiple giving opportunities available. To learn more, please contact Melanie Hoffmann via email, or at 305 460 8820, for more information.
  • Planned Giving

    Find detailed information on the Planned Giving page.
Make a gift and take advantage of expanded CARES Act tax deductions. Learn more here.

Questions? Contact Us

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  • Photo of Melanie Hoffmann

    Melanie Hoffmann 

    Director of Advancement
    305-460-8820
  • Photo of Kimberly Arredondo

    Kimberly Kim Arredondo 

    Associate Director of Donor Relations, Advancement Communications
    305-460-8908
  • Photo of Melissa Bonafonte

    Melissa Bonafonte 

    Director of The Fund for Ransom Everglades
    305-460-8215
  • Photo of Stacey Chopp

    Stacey Chopp 

    Advancement Assistant
    305-460-8239
  • Photo of Anthony Mercadal

    Anthony Tony Mercadal 

    Director of Advancement Services
    305-460-2113
  • Photo of Margaret Pearson

    Margaret Maggie Pearson 80

    Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Photo of Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith 

    Prospect and Data Manager
    305-460-8812
  • Photo of Erika Valdes

    Erika Valdes 

    Annual Giving Coordinator
    305-460-8818
  • Photo of Victoria Williamson

    Victoria Vicki Williamson 88

    Director of Alumni Engagement
    305-460-8826
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.