Ways to Give


Please make checks payable to American School for the Deaf and mail to:

American School for the Deaf
Office of Institutional Advancement
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Please be sure your name and address are included with your gift to ensure prompt receipt of your acknowledgement letter required for tax purposes.


To make a pledge, please call 860-570-2356.
(Pledges must be paid by June 30 to be counted in current fiscal year Annual Fund totals).

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match employee contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts are a great way to double or even triple the impact of your gift! To find out if your company offers matching gifts, please click here to search the database.

Credit Card Gifts

Online donations to ASD may be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. All online gifts are processed through Blackbaud Merchant Services technology to assure that all personal information provided is safe and secure. To make an online donation, please click here.

Honor / Memorial Gifts

The following language may be used to support your request:

Donations may be made in memory/honor of (name) to the American School for the Deaf. Please make checks payable to the American School for the Deaf with a note in the memo that it is a gift in memory/honor of (name). Checks may be mailed to:

American School for the Deaf
Office of Institutional Advancement
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

For more information, please contact Rennie Polk at 860-570-2356 or rennie.polk@asd-1817.org or Liz DeRosa at 860-570-2212 or elizabeth.derosa@asd-1817.org .

Gifts of Security

Making a gift of securities allows you to receive a tax deduction for the current market value. In addition, if you have held the securities for over one year, you avoid paying capital gains tax. When making your gift, you may choose to designate the gift to the American School Annual Fund or to a specific funding area of your choice.

Before making the gift, please notify us in advance and include the name of the stock, number of shares, name of broker, date of expected transfer and funding area you wish to support.

DTC Instructions for Securities

The American School at Hartford for the Deaf
Account # 6187-5667
DTC # 0164, Code 40

Fed-Wired Monies Instructions

Wire to: Citibank NA, 111 Wall Street, New York, NY 10043
ABA#: 021000089
FBO: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
A/C #: 40553953
For the Account of Schwab A/C #: 6187-5667
F/F/C Client Name: The American School at Hartford for the Deaf

Estate / Planned Giving

Create a Lasting Legacy

In addition to outright gifts to the American School for the Deaf (ASD), you may also make a planned gift that will benefit the school in the future. These types of gifts include wills (bequests), annuities and trusts that pay income for life, retirement plan assets, and life insurance policies. Certain vehicles will also allow you to receive income throughout your life. Many of the planned giving options listed below may help you to make a larger gift to ASD than you might ever think possible. We recommend that you speak with your financial or legal advisor for more information.

Planned giving options include: Wills, Bequests, or Estates

You may include the American School for the Deaf in your will, or estate plan, by simply adding the following language:

"I give, devise and bequeath the sum of _____________ (insert dollar amount or share of stocks to be donated) to the American School for the Deaf, EIN #06-0667600, whose address is 139 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, for its general corporate purposes."

Charitable Gift Annuities

This vehicle allows you to donate to the American School for the Deaf while establishing a source of guaranteed income for yourself or a loved one. You receive an immediate tax deduction and, if you give through appreciated securities, you may avoid capital gains taxes.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This planned gift provides you with tax advantages and income for life, and may remove assets from your estate. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor about transferring assets (such as stocks, mutual funds or real estate) to ASD that will best meet your goals.

Retirement Plan Assets and Life Insurance Policies

These vehicles provide an excellent way to enhance the quality of education at the American School for the Deaf. IRAs, 401(k)’s, 403(b)’s and other retirement plans are the most heavily taxed assets left to your heirs, with the exception of your spouse. Income, estate and excise taxes can lead to a loss of more than 75% of your plan’s assets. Naming the American School for the Deaf as your survivor beneficiary removes these assets from your estate and enables you to leave lesser-taxed assets to your heirs.

For life insurance policies, you may donate a fully paid policy to the school by naming ASD as irrevocable owner and beneficiary, and receive an income tax deduction equivalent to its cash value.