Support MA

Your Gift Makes A Difference

Alumni gifts are a significant and vital source of support for MA. Your gifts support everything at MA from our phenomenal teachers to financial aid scholarships. Just as annual gifts supported your education while you were at MA, your gift today will ensure a vibrant MA experience for this next generation of alumni.

Ways to Give

List of 7 items.

  • Annual Fund

    The Annual Fund is MA's largest fundraising program in support of Marin Academy's operating budget. Donors may give cash, checks, securities, or credit card via mail or online. Many companies offer matching gift programs, which increase the value of your gifts to the school.
  • Endowment Gifts

    Marin Academy welcomes gifts to its endowment fund. Unrestricted gifts to the general endowment are particularly valuable since they give MA the flexibility to allocate funds where and when they are most needed. Previous contributions to the endowment campaign have allowed MA to create special funds for faculty development, student scholarships, and community outreach. Marin Academy welcomes new gifts to existing funds as well as new endowment funds initiated by the donor.
  • Honor and Memorial Gifts

    Gifts made in honor or memory of an individual or group are gratefully accepted and recognized by Marin Academy.
  • Bequests in your will

    Planned gifts are often thought of as "leaving a legacy" that benefits future generations at Marin Academy. Planned gifts include gifts of cash, securities, or property provided in the donor's will. A planned gift enables you to make a positive financial difference for you and your family, while also making an important gift to Marin Academy. You can reduce the amount of your estate that is subject to tax. For information on planned giving, please contact Meg Wilson.
  • Designated Beneficiary of Retirement Plans

    Significant savings of both income and estate taxes can be achieved by naming Marin Academy as a beneficiary of your IRA, Keogh, or 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Other Deferred Gifts

    It is possible to make gifts of property that may allow tax benefits for the donor during his or her lifetime, may be used during the lifetime of the donor, and which would revert to Marin Academy, with possible estate savings.
  • Stock Transfer Instructions

    Please contact your broker with transfer instructions and notify Teal Conroy that a stock transfer will be made. You will receive acknowledgement and receipt by mail from MA. If the stock is in a brokerage or bank trust account, instruct your broker/banker to transfer the gifted stock to Marin Academy's account at Charles Schwab Co., Inc (403 Corte Madera Town Center) with the following information: 
    MA's account name:
    Marin Academy Contribution Account
    MA's account number: 5919-2797
    DTC# (Deposit Trust Co.): 164
    MA contact at Schwab:
    Brent Lauchle, Branch Manager
    (415) 945-6403
    Janet Wetmore, Client Service Specialist
    (415) 945-6406
    If the gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in the donor's name, ownership of the appropriate number of shares must be transferred to MA and new certificate/s issued. Please contact Ken Ellingboe for further instructions.
    Provide Marin Academy the following information:
    a. Name of security, number of shares, name of donor's broker or bank, if applicable
    b. Your name, address, and telephone
    c. The purpose of your gift (e.g. Annual Fund, Endowment, Capital Campaign, other)
    Send information to:
    Marin Academy
    Office of Institutional Advancement
    1600 Mission Avenue
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    FAX: (415) 453-9618
    Marin Academy is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. TAX ID#94-1186189
    Thank you for your support!

    Download a PDF with these instructions.

Alumni Giving Circles

• Founder's Circle: $7,000 and above
• Patron's Circle: $4,000 and $6,999
• Head's Club: $1,000 to $3,999
• Partnership Club: $500 to $999
• Red and White Club: $250 to $499
• Wildcat Club: up to $249

The 1971 Society recognizes alumni donors who have contributed for the last five or more consecutive years.

The Sequoia Circle
 honors individuals who provide for MA through bequests, trusts, or other planned gifts.

Advancement Staff

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Rebecca Abbey

    Rebecca Abbey 

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (415) 482-3201
  • Photo of Teal Conroy

    Teal Conroy 

    Director of Leadership Giving
    (415) 482-3272
  • Photo of Ashley Daon

    Ashley Daon 

    Advancement Services Manager
  • Photo of Hervé Ernest

    HervĂ© Ernest 

    Director of Communications
    (415) 482-3289
  • Photo of Robbie Gutierrez

    Robbie Gutierrez 

    Database Coordinator
    (415) 482-3245
  • Photo of Julie Helmbrecht

    Julie Helmbrecht 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Kyndra Kennedy

    Kyndra Kennedy 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (415) 482-3202
  • Photo of Marci Velando

    Marci Velando 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Megan Wheeler

    Megan Wheeler 

    Stewardship and Special Events Manager
    (415) 482-3271
  • Photo of Meg Wilson

    Meg Wilson 

    Director of Advancement
    (415) 482-3224