Ways to Give

Investing in the Success of Berkeley Hall Students, Teachers, and Staff

Berkeley Hall, like most independent schools, relies upon charitable gifts beyond tuition income to support and strengthen its academic, artistic, and athletic programs. The special attributes that set Berkeley Hall apart - small classes, individualized instruction, innovative teaching, a diverse student body, a spectacular 66-acre campus amidst the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains, well­ maintained facilities, and dynamic, enriching educational opportunities beyond core classes - are costly to provide and maintain. Rather than simply increasing tuition by whatever amount is necessary to support them, we solicit tax-deductible donations through various philanthropic initiatives that help Berkeley Hall and enable families to give based on their ability.

In whichever ways you choose to give, please know that Berkeley Hall deeply appreciates your consideration, partnership, and financial support.

With Gratitude,

John Abdelnour
Director of Advancement

Parent Mark Pécheck

Being able to support Berkeley Hall has enhanced our kids’ education in so many ways — with sports teams, a broader community of students, and an opportunity for teachers to continue their education and professional development as well. We’ve been so grateful to raise our children alongside other families that share our emphasis on character as well as academics, and therefore we, of course, prioritized our philanthropic giving to something that has held so much value for us — Berkeley Hall School!

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What types of cash gifts are accepted?

    Your cash gift is tax deductible within the guidelines established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Cash gifts can be made by check or can be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express. Credit card gifts can be made online or by contacting Sonya Nuñez at snunez@berkeleyhall.org or at (310) 476-6421 x259.
  • Do you accept recurring gifts?

    Berkeley Hall provides the opportunity to give at any frequency or recurring time periods. If you are interested in giving a monthly, quarterly, or yearly donation, please click here.
  • Do you accept stocks and bonds?

    Should you wish to make a donation of stock and/or bonds to Berkeley Hall, please contact the Director of Advancement at (310) 476-6421 x 203.
  • Do you accept real estate as a gift?

    Giving a gift of real estate, such as a personal home, vacation home, undeveloped property, or a farm, can be a highly effective philanthropic and financial strategy. To discuss the tax and other benefits of making a gift of real estate, contact the Director of Advancement at (310) 476-6421 x203.
  • What about matching gifts?

    Gift matching is a way to increase the value of your own charitable gift through your employer. Corporate Matching Gift programs are a great way to double or triple your gift. Some companies match gifts made by employees, retirees, and/or spouses. You can check with your employer to determine if your gift is eligible for matching. Simply send us the appropriate paperwork from your employer's Human Resources Department and your gift to Berkeley Hall School will be matched according to your employer's guidelines. We will take care of the rest.
  • What about a gift-in-kind?

    We welcome gifts of goods or services that may provide a budgetary savings to Berkeley Hall to fulfill a particular departmental or educational need. Per IRS guidelines, Berkeley Hall will provide a thank you letter substantiating your in-kind gift. Please consult with your tax advisor to identify the tax benefits specific to such a gift.
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.