The entire ECFS community is asked to join our efforts to honor and advance the mission of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School by making a philanthropic gift and volunteering to encourage others to give.
ECFS has one of the largest commitments to financial aid in New York City. We award over $18 million in financial aid per year. Your gifts ensure that the school will remain fiscally strong, economically diverse, and have the financial resources to be on the cutting edge of progressive education, ethical learning, and academic excellence. Learn more about the impact of philanthropy at ECFS.
ECFS Annual Report of Giving 2021–2022
If you’d like to receive a full copy of the Annual Report of Giving, please email [email protected].
The ECFS Orange Fund is vital to the school’s commitment to academic excellence, progressive education, and ethical learning.
We put your gifts to immediate use supporting these areas of our school community: financial aid, professional development for faculty, educational technology, athletics, curriculum innovation, visual and performing arts, and extracurricular activities.
You can give to the Orange Fund here.
Form VI Legacy Gift
The Form VI Legacy Gift, a school tradition, is a meaningful way for parents of graduating students to leave their legacy. Each year, a volunteer committee of senior class parents raises money for this gift in honor of their students.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Rose Turshen, Director of Development, at 212-712-6245 or [email protected].
You can give to the Form VI Legacy Gift here.
Donate stock or securities
It’s easy to make an impact while taking advantage of tax savings when you make a gift of stock or securities to ECFS. When you donate appreciated stock, you can avoid capital gains taxes and deduct 100% of the value of your contribution — providing benefits both for you and for ECFS. Our DonateStock platform offers a quick, safe, and seamless way to support the School and take advantage of tax savings. To make a gift of stock, visit donatestock.com/ecfs or use the widget below. All stock gifts made through DonateStock between now and Sunday 12/31 will be matched up to $500.
With careful planning, you and your financial advisor may find that utilizing planned or deferred giving mechanisms will enable your family to make a gift that benefits both you and the school. Such vehicles include charitable remainder or lead trusts, retirement funds, and life insurance.
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a charitable, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes. Bequests to ECFS will reduce the taxable portion of your estate and decrease federal estate tax liability, while giving the school the full amount of your bequest to use for mission-sustaining endeavors.
You may choose to give a specific bequest of a dollar amount, specific asset, or percentage of your estate.
Planned giving and bequests provide important support for ECFS and our programs.
For more information about planned giving or to notify us of a gift that you have already arranged, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni at 212-712-6244 or [email protected].