Ways to Give

Annual Giving

The Academy relies on generous support from our community of alumni, parents, families and friends to sustain our programs each year. Annual Giving provides current use support for all of the Academy’s programs, including financial aid for students.

Legacy Giving

An investment in The Academy at Charlemont through a bequest provision or any other planned gift vehicle is a meaningful contribution that demonstrates a strong vote of confidence in the mission and value of an Academy education. Common forms of legacy giving include:

  • A bequest of cash, stock, personal or real property via a will, or beneficiary giving via a trust, retirement plan, or life insurance
  • Life income plans such as a Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

Donors are encouraged to discuss their charitable giving plans and needs with their own financial and legal advisors. Our Development Office welcomes inquiries and notification of intent in matters of legacy giving.

Restricted Gifts

Restricted gifts are those that are designated for specific capital projects or programs. Please contact our Development Office for more information.

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts are permanently restricted to support the Academy’s programs, including but not limited to financial aid, and help sustain the Academy over the long term.

Ways to Give

The Academy accepts gifts by check, money order, PayPal, or MasterCard/Visa/AmEx/Discover cards, and gifts of appreciated securities.

Online Gifts

Online gift processing is available for one-time or recurring gifts. Make a secure online gift with a credit card.

Recurring Gifts

The Academy can process a recurring monthly gift with credit card information from the donor, either online as above or manually with the donor’s signature on file. Donors may indicate the beginning and end date of the pledge.

Matching Gifts Many companies match or multiply charitable contributions made by their employees. Be sure to check with your personnel office about your company’s matching gift policy, and please provide our Development Office with necessary forms in order to maximize your support for the Academy.


Donors may make pledges to the Annual Fund. Pledges must be paid by June 30th, the end of the fiscal year.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

To make a gift of stock to The Academy, please have your broker contact the Academy’s Business Office for instructions about transferring the shares directly to our brokerage account. Stock gifts to the Academy are tax deductible.

Gifts by Mail:

Please send your gift by mail to:

The Academy at Charlemont Development Office
The Mohawk Trail
1359 Route 2
Charlemont, MA 01339