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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.

Credit Card Gifts

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

Please Note that Direct Debit Card donations are not accepted.

Honor/Memorial Gifts

Making a tribute gift to ASD is a meaningful gesture to remember a loved one or to honor someone special in your life. If you are making your gift online, please be sure to check the box that says "This gift is in honor, memory, or support of someone." If your gift is a check sent to the school, please be sure to note the name of the person you are honoring or remembering.

If your family would like a love one to be honored or remembered through gifts to ASD, and you need more information, please call us at 860-570-2356.

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.

Estate/Planned Gifts

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 planned giving options 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. To learn more about planned giving options available to benefit ASD, please click here.

Recurring Gifts

You may choose to make a recurring gift to ASD, which is automatically processed at a frequency of your choosing - monthly or annually. To make a recurring gift, please click here.

To cancel a recurring gift please email

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!

The American School for the Deaf serves deaf and hard of hearing individuals from birth through adulthood with a variety of programs and services.