Ways to Give

We value every gift we receive, regardless of size or the method of donation. West Nottingham Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your gift(s) are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines. If you would prefer to speak with a member of our Development team, feel free to contact any one of the staff directly. Details about the different ways to support WNA are listed below:

Online Use the on-line donation form now for an easy, secure transaction.

Cash While gifts of cash are welcomed by West Nottingham Academy, please know that they are the least secure to transmit. It is best to hand deliver gifts of cash to a school representative.

Checks Please make all checks payable to West Nottingham Academy. If your check is not accompanied by a West Nottingham Academy return envelope that indicates the purpose of the gift, please designate such on the memo portion of your check.

Checks can be mailed to:

Development Office

West Nottingham Academy

1079 Firetower Rd

Colora, MD 21917

Credit Cards West Nottingham Academy accepts gifts charged to American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Please click here to use our secure donation link.

Stock or Mutual Fund Shares Gifts of stock or mutual fund shares, particularly if they have appreciated, are wonderful gifts to West Nottingham Academy. If you would consider a gift of stock or would like more information about this option, please contact WNA. Click here for stock transfer instructions.

Using Flywire for international transfer of funds. West Nottingham Academy has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payment. Flywire allows secure payment from any country and any bank, generally in the home currency and at a more desirable exchange rate. Click here for the WNA Flywire account.

Wiring or Electronic Transfer Gifts may be deposited directly into our account via wire transfer. Click here for wiring instructions. Please note, a bank imposed fee is sometimes applied to wire transfers.

Tangible Personal Property Gifts of tangible person property including jewelry, art works, collections, antiques, and other tangible personal property with a minimum value of $1,000 and that are believed to be saleable are welcome by West Nottingham Academy. All gifts of tangible personal property must be approved by the West Nottingham Academy Gift Review Committee. Gifts of tangible personal property with a value of $5,000 or more, in order to qualify for a federal income tax deduction must comply with strict federal guidelines.

Gift-In-Kind Gifts-in-kind are generally defined as non-cash donations, other than real and personal property, of material or long lived assets. Gifts-in-kind usually come from companies, corporations or vendors and include things like equipment, software, printed materials, food for hosting dinners, gifts of royalties from property, oil, gas or mineral rights, and services. All gifts-in-kind must be approved by the West Nottingham Academy Gift Review Committee.

Corporate Matching Gifts Many companies have programs where they match the gifts made by their employees and families. Inquire with your employer to see if your gift can be quickly and easily doubled.

Real Property (Real Estate) Gifts of residential and commercial real estate must comply with guidelines established by the Internal Revenue Service and must be approved by the West Nottingham Academy Gift Review Committee. A Phase I Environmental Assessment by a qualified assessor is mandatory. If you are interested in using a personal residence or farm to establish a life-estate agreement that would allow you to donate your personal residence or farm, and obtain a charitable tax deduction while allowing you to live in your home, contact the development office: 410 658 9270.

If you have questions regarding any of these methods of giving, please contact Nancy Nolan, Interim Director of Development at 410-658-9270 or nnolan@wna.org.

West Nottingham Academy
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

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phone: (410) 658–5556
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Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. We are a 9-12 grade co-educational boarding and day school located in Northeastern Maryland, an hour's drive from either Philadelphia or Baltimore, 90 minutes from Washington DC and just over two hours from New York City.

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