Ways of Giving
Durham Academy welcomes gifts of all types.
Cash or Credit Cards
Donors may make gifts by cash, check or credit card. You may make your donation online using our secure Making A Gift Online form. If you would like to make a pledge and arrange for automatic monthly charges to your credit card, please contact Willetha Barnette directly via email or at 919-287-1706.
Gifts of Stock
If you contribute appreciated securities to Durham Academy, you receive a two-fold income tax benefit: a charitable deduction for the present fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Talk with your employer about their matching gift program. They may be able to help you double or triple the amount of your contribution!
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Gifts made in honor or memory of a student, faculty member, coach or friend are gratefully accepted.
Gifts of Real Estate
Donating property to Durham Academy allows you to avoid tax on the appreciation in value and receive a current charitable deduction on your income taxes.
Remembering Durham Academy in your will through a charitable bequest reduces the amount of your estate that is subject to estate tax.
When you create a charitable remainder trust, you guarantee a gift to DA in the future. In return, you receive both an annual income from the assets you use to fund the trust and an immediate tax deduction. A charitable lead trust works the opposite way. DA receives an annual income stream from the trust assets for a period of time, then the remainder goes to your heirs.
Durham Academy's gift year ends June 30, but you may want to contribute by Dec. 31 to take advantage of current year tax benefits.