Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift that will empower our students and faculty, and open doors to new opportunities.

Every gift makes a difference in the life of our school; we want to help you choose what works for you and your family.

Ways to Give

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  • Online Gifts and Pledges

    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 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 or at 305 460 2113 for detailed information about wire transfers.
  • Cryptocurrencies

    Gifts may be made with cryptocurrencies through our secure donation form:
    Cryptocurrency Gifts

    Please contact  or at 305 460 2113 with any questions about cryptocurrency donations.
  • Stocks

    In advance of a stock or securities transfer to Ransom Everglades, please contact Director of Advancement Services 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.

    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 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 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.

Scott Fuhrman '00

"It is my privilege to give back to the school that did so much in terms of shaping my personal character and giving me a solid foundation upon which to build my professional career. I am grateful for the words of Paul Ransom, for teachers who cared about me, and for my fellow alumni who never failed to help me in my various endeavors."
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 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.