Support Teton Science Schools' Annual Fund
Maintaining your support for Annual Giving is critical to ensure the best in education, supporting students, teachers, programs and facilities year after year.
Ways to Give
2. Write a check. Please send a check payable to Teton Science Schools to: Teton Science Schools Annual Fund, 700 Coyote Canyon Rd., Jackson, WY 83001.
3. Shop through AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Teton Science School
4. Give gift of Stock and Securities: The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock. Download Stock Transfer Protocol
5. Planned Gifts: Please call 307.733.1313 for details and instructions.
Supporting Teton Valley Community School through the Annual Fund helps ensure that the school meets it's mission to educate the whole child by integrating academic excellence, community and character development. Learn more about supporting Teton Valley Community School.
Fifty years ago, Wapiti Wilderness by Mardy and Olaus Murie was published and Teton Science Schools was founded. A movement was born! This year, join the celebration of transformative place-based education with a gift today. Support the next 50 years.
Before finalizing your year-end and future charitable giving plans, you may want to review the implications of the proposed tax law changes with your financial advisor or accountant.
Given your connection to Teton Science Schools and The Murie Ranch, we wanted to share pertinent information with you as you consider any year-end giving.
As the current tax bill stands, several changes to current tax law may affect your charitable contributions toward your itemized deductions. Adjustments to marginal tax rates and a nearly doubled standard deduction may reduce the tax benefits of making charitable contributions to Teton Science Schools, The Murie Fund, Journeys School, Teton Valley Community School and other nonprofit organizations next year.
Since many of these proposed changes will likely take effect on January 1, 2018, you may want to consider talking with your financial advisor regarding the following to obtain maximum benefits under current law by December 31, 2017.
If you have stock or other securities that have appreciated in value, it probably makes sense to contribute these assets to charities such as Teton Science Schools rather than making a cash gift. See our stock transfer page for details.
If you have less incentive to itemize your income next year, consider accelerating academic year-end gifts (May of 2018) into this 2017 calendar year.
If you have a multi-year pledge, you may want to consider making early payments this year rather than next year or in future years.
If you’re not sure how you want to allocate your gift, consider a donor advised fund, charitable trust or gift annuity. These gift-planning vehicles allow you to make a gift in 2017—locking in the current tax benefits—with the option to determine at a future date how you want your gift allocated.
For additional resource to understand how this tax bill may affect your personal philanthropy and health of your favorite nonprofits, see:
- New York Times' “Hacking the Tax Plan” article.
- Wall Street Journal’s “Cut Your Tax Bill: What to Do Before Jan. 1”
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Statement on Tax Reform.
- Choate Rosemary Hall’s article on giving through your IRA if you are older than 70.5 years old
This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax or financial advice. When considering gift planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors.