The Chatham Hall Fund benefits students through academic, athletic, spiritual, and student life programming.
It maintains the physical buildings and grounds, supports employee salaries, and provides professional development opportunities. Gifts to the Fund make an immediate impact on the quality of education and services the School can offer. These gifts are utilized in full each year, making annual renewal even more important.
We hope you will consider joining this community effort and making your gift before June 30!
Credit Card or Bank Draft Please use our online form to make your gift online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. A monthly recurring gift is a terrific way to make a larger gift with smaller installments throughout the year.
To make a Chatham Hall Fund pledge payable on or before June 30, please use the pledge tab on our online giving form or contact Director of Advancement Services Adina Blake at 434.432.5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For endowment or capital pledges, contact Chief Advancement Officer Christine Knight at 434.432.5549 or email@example.com.
When using the online giving form to make your gift, you can select PayPal as a payment option once you've completed the first page of the form. You will then be directed to sign into PayPal to complete the transaction.
When using the online giving form to make your gift, you can select Venmo as a payment option once you've completed the first page of the form. If you're on a desktop, a personalized QR code will populate for you to scan with the Venmo app on your mobile device. If you're giving on a mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the Venmo app. Note, you must be using Safari (Apple) or Chrome (Android) to use Venmo via a mobile device.
An investment of a capital or endowed gift serves to create a robust financial foundation upon which the school can sustain its success. Endowments provide Chatham Hall with permanent and predictable revenue to carry out its mission of preparing girls for college and success in life. Capital projects serve to build or renovate a physical facility. Endowed funds may be unrestricted or hold a donor-restricted purpose, such as for financial aid scholarships, faculty salary funds, program funds, or to sustain our buildings and grounds. A donor may add to an existing fund at any time.
New funds will be established under guidelines set by the Board of Trustees. Endowed funds for Chatham Hall are professionally managed and the annual distribution or draw is governed by policies set by the Board of Trustees.
To inquire about how to create or contribute to an endowed or capital fund, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Christine Knight at 434.432.5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time, a donor may desire to make a special fully expendable gift to support a particular program or initiative. To inquire about special opportunities, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Christine Knight at 434.432.5549 or email@example.com.
Many employers match charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses. A corporate match might be a great way to double, even triple your gift to Chatham Hall! Contact your Human Resources department for information and procedures. Reach out to Adina Blake at 434.432.5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
There are numerous strategies to ensure Chatham Hall’s future through estate, financial, and tax planning. Giving cash or securities is not the only way to support Chatham Hall. Some planned gifts even pay families income for their lifetimes, before ultimately benefiting the school.
Please click here to learn more about ways to plan gifts and their long lasting impacts. Please see your tax advisor for more details and expert assistance.
For DTC (Depository Trust Company, a securities clearing house) eligible securities: Authorize your broker to transfer shares to the Chatham Hall account.
Before making a transfer, contact the Office of Advancement at 434.432.5600 with the name/ticker symbol, number of shares, and estimated value and fund designation (e.g. Chatham Hall Fund).
Clearing Broker: Charles Schwab
Reference: Donor’s Name
A stock held more than one year may qualify for a charitable income tax deduction equal to the securities’ full fair-market value. It is also possible to make a gift with appreciated securities in a mutual fund. The tax advantage of the gift is lost if you instruct your broker to sell the stock and send the proceeds from the sale to Chatham Hall. Your gift is valued when received in the Chatham Hall account based on the mean of the high and low market price on the date Chatham Hall takes ownership of the stock.
Gifts-in-kind must be accepted with prior approval. Chatham Hall will provide a letter of acknowledgement describing your gift, but cannot assign a value to the gift. Chatham Hall will receive gifts of horses that further the goals of the Riding Program. These gifts must be approved by the director of the program.
We recommend that you consult your tax advisor for valuation advice. Donors seeking tax deductions for gifts valued in excess of $5,000 must obtain an independent appraisal at the time the gift is given to Chatham Hall. The donor is responsible for all costs related to this appraisal. For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 434.432.5600.
Stephanie Wilkinson Roberts ‘95 returned to Chatham Hall in 2022 as the director of Chatham Hall Fund. She received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Averett University as well as a Master of Science in accounting from Liberty University. Stephanie has remained local as a teacher for both Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties after a career as an accountant. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, playing volleyball, and getting involved in the local community.
Adina Blake joined the Advancement team in 2021, most recently working for Monarch and Pfeiffer University, where she also received a bachelor’s in business administration before earning a master’s in accounting and financial management from Devry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Outside of work, Adina loves spending time with her family on their farm, traveling, and reading.